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full of holes - leafcutter bees are delightful creatures and I'm more than happy to share my garden with them.This summer I saw no evidence of leafcutter bee activity on the leaves of my plants, but witnessed something much more exciting. When emptying
The soil here is rock solid. Fortunately, I planted the last of the garlic last week, before temperatures plummeted. Now, I'd need to use an ice axe, rather than a fork if I wanted to plant anything.I answered the door recently to a courier, who was rather amused to find me weari...
For the last few years I've noticed large numbers of harlequin ladybirds (pictured, left) visiting my garden in summer, and then hibernating inside my window frames over winter.The window frames also provide winter shelter for lacewings and many
into the depths of the garden. But a couple of days later we spotted them. We'd just driven the car through the gate and had stopped to close it before setting off for the day. Suddenly there were yells of a mixture of horror and fascination from the children. I