Archives for May 2010

Large brown caterpillar

Over the last few weeks, notes and holes started to appear on the leaves of one of our clematis, this was followed very quickly by huge chunks taken out of the recently emerged leaves of an old English rose. With no sign of slug or snail slime (our usual culprits), we had no option but to go … [Read more...]



Bee part of it with the BBC

England will be a hive of activity this summer as BBC Local Radio joins forces with the National Trust for a major national campaign, launching on Monday 17 May, supported by Springwatch presenter Kate Humble, to investigate the plight of honeybees in Britain. As part of the Bee Part Of It! … [Read more...]



Beekeeping Courses

Keeping bees requires a certain level of knowledge and skill.  There are many courses designed with the beekeeping beginner in mind. Beekeeping course at Tiger Hall This weekend course in Shropshire gives everyone, including complete beginners, the confidence and skills to keep healthy, productive … [Read more...]



Keeping Honey Bees

A garden cannot thrive without bees and bees increasingly need gardens in order to survive. Beekeeping has seen a sudden surge in popularity, probably due to press exposure over the last year or two about the plight of Britain's honey bees. The British Bee Keeping Association has seen a 25% … [Read more...]



Using gardening hand tools

Using a hand trowel or fork when planting out or weeding can cause strain or be a major source of discomfort for many gardeners. The wrist joint is quite a complex structure, containing a group of eight tiny bones (carpals), which offer a great range of flexibility but this level of movement … [Read more...]



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