Flaming June

Flaming June

Flaming June For the past two months we have been experiencing a long, dry spell of beautiful, sunny weather but can you have too much of a good thing? Is the climate changing? It is interesting how quickly we forget the conditions experienced in previous years and...
It’s Swarm Season

It’s Swarm Season

A Swarm in June is worth a Silver Spoon It’s swarm season which (apart from the sticky mess of extracting honey) is what beekeepers live for. It’s so much fun! Colony numbers have expanded rapidly since April so that the foraging force will be at its peak by the time...
Flaming June

Ne’er cast a cloot till May is oot.

Ne’er cast a cloot till May is oot. I love Scotland at this time of year as the countryside is clothed with blossom and wildflowers. The grass has grown tall and gently ripples in the breeze, the bank is covered in an ethereal swathe of ‘Queen Anne’s Lace’ (so called...
April’s garden blog – Potatoes galore

April’s garden blog – Potatoes galore

This has been a cold Spring This has been a cold Spring and although we have had a few warm, sunny days, the consistently low night-time temperatures we have been experiencing have really held things back. While light is an important factor for some seeds to...
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