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All Buzzing in the Wildlife Garden
Yesterday Lisa, garden volunteer, was working in the Wildlife Garden and captured these shots. As Lisa points out the Wildlife Garden is alive with bees, and with bees being in trouble it lightens the heart to see so many bumblers in one place. It is easy to make a difference in your own garden too...
12 Jun 2013
Onions for Pollinators
Most of us like our onions, and so do the bees. The onion family - Allium - has lots of species and we have some of them here on the reserve. In the raised beds outside the Wildlife Garden we have chives, Chinese chives and Welsh onions - a type of perennial spring onion which we use in the cafe. ...
25 May 2013
National insect week
And what better than this bee - The photo was taken yesterday in the Wildlife Garden, on lambs' ears (Stachys byzantina). The variety of insect life is incredible as Toby's moth trap showed us yesterday. But lets not forget the less colourful insects, very few are pests, and many are...
29 Jun 2012
Bee friendly gardening
Hi, Unsure about choosing the right plants to get a garden that's brimming with bees? This year, if you look at the bulbs in the garden centres you'll see a cheerful bee logo on some packets. With the backing of gardening and wildlife organisations, the Bee Friendly logo - and some other similar...
21 Aug 2011
Hi everyone, Time for a longer blog, I'm not used to all of this typing. Have you heard about the swarm of bees that was rescused from a road sign at Saltholme? They've been in the news and everything . A swarm of about 20,000 honeybees gathered on the back of the sign on the driveway...
23 Jul 2011
One man went to mow ...
Hi everyone, If mowing the lawn is a nightmare, spare a thought for Dan (and our other volunteers). They've been spending hours mowing the new meadow path at Saltholme. New meadow path? If you've not been down the 'short cut' yet, then what's kept you? The new path runs...
5 Jul 2011
Buzz, BUZZ, buzz
Hi, Listen, the wildlife garden is buzzing. So get an ice cream from the shop and come and listen. The buzz, buzz, BUZZ, buzz, of bees. This one is on the lamb's ears but listen as they enter the foxglove flowers, the sound changes! Keep listening as the terns, oystercatchers and redshank...
24 Jun 2011
Good afternoon everyone. Here's a delightful early autumn update of Saltholme's wildlife garden from Peter Langham, one of the reserve's garden volunteers: Summer is at an end, but the wildlife garden still has lots to offer. We have had very difficult weather conditions since it was...
25 Sep 2010
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