BY JEAN VERNON Hardback 191 pages RRP £25 ISBN 978 1 52671 186 1 Published by Pen and Sword/ White Owl Books. Foreword by Brigit Strawbridge Howard Photo from my garden. White-tailed bumble bee on Echinacea White Swan. Last spring and early summer, we woke every morning to the glorious sound of bees. From dawn … Continue reading The Secret Lives of Garden Bees- Book Review
Thank you everyone who left a comment on my review of Brigit Strawbridge Howard’s new book, Dancing with Bees. All names were put in a hat and a winner randomly selected. A copy will be posted to Debi Holland when it’s published on 5th September. photo: Bees loving Echinacea White Swan in my cut flower … Continue reading Dancing with Bees- prize draw winner. And The Good Bee Review. New books
Thank you to everyone who read my review of Jean Vernon’s latest book. To celebrate my return to blogging, I’m sending out four books to readers who left comments. Names were randomly selected, and the winners are Menhir1, Kate Elliott, Pauline (Lead Up the Garden Path) and Gill. I’ve sent the winners messages in the … Continue reading Attracting Garden Pollinators – by Jean Vernon. Prize draw winners.
Book review and one copy to give away. Published by White Owl, imprint of Pen and Sword Books Published summer 2022 Hardback. £25 ISBN 1526711907 Please leave a comment at the end of the review if you would like to be put into the publisher’s prize draw for one copy of the book. Names will … Continue reading Attracting Garden Pollinators – by Jean Vernon.
Phacelia is a bee magnet. I’m growing it around the edges of the vegetable plot. It’s an annual, but self-seeds readily. It can also be grown as a green manure crop, but for this use, it has to be turned into the soil before it flowers. I’ve been re-reading Jean Vernon’s Secret Lives of Garden … Continue reading Six on Saturday. A walk around my garden 11 July 20209
When I planted this walkway of trees, I never knew how essential they were going to be. I must meander along these paths at least 20 times a day, lost in thought. I’m sharing as many cheerful photos as I can find today. The covid crisis initially knocked me for six. I am desperately worried … Continue reading A Walk Around My Country Garden -27 Mar 2020