Considered to be redundant and past their prime, ten pretty hens were transported from their factory farm to our garden on 26th July. A few days later, bossy Sarah arrived, from a good home in Brixton. In spite of their unhappy past, the rescue hens soon worked out what was food, what was drink and … Continue reading We have hens!
Well, we didn’t get to cover the birds but the bees blew us away – and the cakes were plentiful and delicious. On Sunday the Glengall beekeepers helped us don suits while the brave put their hands in their pockets and their hoods up, and we watched and listened to the Story of Bees. Then Florence brewed … Continue reading Bees, Birds and Some Serious Cakes
We had our first beekeeping course thanks to the Natural Beekeeping Trust. It was a great introduction to the secrets of the bees, what they are, what they do, what they eat and other things. We've made a variety of hives now hope to fill them (anyone got a local swarm?) Meanwhile, top bar hives … Continue reading Bees, top bars and catenary curves
A Dot in the pond! Our pond is the place to cool down....
We had barely finished filling the pond before two flippered friends came to join us... They clearly know a good quality pond when they see when one!
Our merry pranksters have prepared the pond! Filling it now so no one walks off with the liner.....Soon will be surrounded by wildlife and teeming with creatures. It's our black lagoon, where mini monsters will emerge from the deep to munch away at pests and predators and attract a host of damsel flies and dragons … Continue reading Pond pranks
On our January workday we started building our dead hedge to create a habitat for all kinds of wildlife on site. Thank you to all our volunteers, great work!
Volunteers have cleared the scrub from the driveway area and built the foundation for a bug fence - huge amount achieved in a day...... Now we need you all to come in and help finish clearing the soil back to the paving, dig out the odd buddleia r...