“What’s the bee say?” I ask my baby grand-daughter. “Buzz, buzz” she replies. But how long will we be aware of the “buzz, buzz” in our gardens? The British Beekeepers Association warns of the plight of the Honey bee, which could be extinct in the UK by 2018!! They report of a decline of 30% between 2007 and 2008. Bees are dying in their millions, (I am saving several a day in my conservatory!), and the consecutive wet summers have left British hives severely depleted. Bees are … [Read more...]
Women's Thoughts Garden Leisure
Capture your 'good life' in the Garden! Laze on a comfortable sun lounger to soak up the 'summer sun', or don your winter wellies, trowel or rake in hand, and tend your flower beds ready for spring! Enjoy the diversity of natures creatures or take a trip to visit an open garden. Bliss!
It is the start of the Literary Festival season with many towns throughout the country bringing together various writers to discuss and share their stories and to inspire others. Most of these festivals are set in beautiful locations with musical programmes as well as exhibitions, competitions and workshops. Women's Thoughts has also listed below a small selection of festivals around Britain that can be found from May to October. Wales Hay-On-Wye Thursday 23rd May - Sunday 2nd … [Read more...]
With summer well on its way, now is the perfect time to get back into the garden to carry out some exterior maintenance and protect your decking, fencing, windows, doors and shed with some TLC! Sean Thompson, Sadolin’s Technical Expert will guide you through how to protect your woodwork with wood stains, oils and protectors in the following video. Sean will show step-by-step how to make sure that your wood withstands unreliable British weather keeping it looking fantastic for longer. The … [Read more...]
The weather is changing and gardening enthusiasts will be out inforce. I am more of a fair weather gardener really, but I still enjoy pottering about and designing or altering new sections of the garden every year. You can always glean fresh ideas from garden centres, garden shows, local parks, but I mainly enjoy visiting places that have a more personal touch and especially those that are only available to see now and again. These gardens are designed by enthusiasts from all works of … [Read more...]
Thoughts about May Ne`er cast a clout till May is out (English proverb) or in other words don’t take off your winter clothes until the end of May or possibly until the Mayflower (hawthorn) has finished flowering! April showers bring forth May flowers. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May - Shakespeare, Sonnet 18 Here we go gathering nuts in May A swarm of bees in May Is worth a load of hay; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon; A swarm of bees in July Is … [Read more...]