Sunday, 18 April 2010


The really dry spell means that everything needed watering. The grass on the paths between the plots has started to grow too, so Jean gave that a trim. I spent a few minutes getting some bindweed out from the raspberry canes and elsewhere.

The gooseberries have their flowers out. They seem small and insignificant, but they are the source of this year's crop. They were being attended by a few small, orange bumblebees. There's been a lot of talk about how the decline in honey bees will stop crops being pollinated. We hardly ever see honey bees; all of our pollinators are bumblebees and hoverflies both of which seem plentiful. I like honey, so I hope honey bees thrive, but our plants seem to manage without them.

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