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
Posts relating to Integrated Pest Management
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
You know it is spring when the bluebells start to bloom. Many traditional gardeners hold that spring planting should not begin until the bluebells are in bloom. The bluebells in our garden started last week and will probably last three or four weeks. Bluebells are considered indicators of ancient woodland. The blooms appear in early …Read More about Bluebells
Gardening in the city is very important for helping the birds and bees that visit every day. The insect life that makes up the garden ecology and plays such a central role is often overlooked. Besides producing for the household this garden also provides for a wide range of birds and insect life.
Brussels is famous for its bluebell woods on the edge of the city. The garden here has its own annual display each spring. The plants provide early food for bees and once the flowers have passed the stalks and leaves are composted.