Do not be deceived by bright sunny afternoons at this time of year. Spring weather is highly unpredictable with night-time temperatures dropping drastically and ground soil far too cold for planting. It is important to take the long view starting with the 14 day weather forecast, particularly for temperatures. Summer does not officially start until …Read More about Spring weather
Posts relating to birds and bees
A garden is a veritable jungle of plant and animal life, if you know where to look. It forms part of an ecosystem that spreads across the city providing transit corridors for a wide variety of bird and insect life. Turning a garden into a “wayside cafe” for these travellers is an important aspect of …Read More about Garden bees gallery
Spring time is an important time to feed garden birds. At this time of the year birds struggle to find enough food to feed themselves. Cold nights can kill off a lot of smaller birds so they require to feed well during the days. Many birds are nest building and raising young so require extra …Read More about Spring birds
At this time of year you will notice large fat bumble bees about the garden looking for a place to nest and raise their young. Having mated in the fall and spent the winter burrowed underground the queen bumble bee is now ready to produce the next generation of female worker bees. When searching for …Read More about Bumble bees in spring
Attracting birds to the garden is a clever gardening strategy. In return for some simple bird food the birds then scavenge around the beds and eat any pests. It is also nice in the winter months to have regular bird visitors to the garden providing a bit of life and colour to the otherwise quiet …Read More about Feed the birds
Honey bees spend the winter in a hive. Bumble bees have a different life cycle where the queen will spend the winter alone in small burrowed nest in the ground. In the spring she will emerge to find a larger nest to lay eggs and rear young. Over the summer a small colony emerges. Come …Read More about Where do bees go in winter?