Alex’ June Ramblings

Well, at last we have had some good growing weather! I hope it has encouraged everyone to get out into the garden to try and make up for lost time.

I have just returned from a trip to the Loire Valley in France where the daily temperatures have been remarkably high. The Loire Valley is a very productive area gardening wise and I took the opportunity to visit a number of gardens attached to chateaux. They ranged from the very formal at Villandry to the fanciful at Rivau. This was my second visit to the Loire and the thing that is most apparent since visiting some thirty years ago is a move to organic regimes. Continue reading Alex’ June Ramblings

Wellow Bug Hotel

Thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday to help build our first bug hotel. It was great fun as well as educational. Do go along to the village hall car park to have a look at it and maybe consider building one in your own garden. This one will provide a home for a variety of flying insects.

Bug Hotels in Wellow

We are intending to build several bug hotels around the village and we hope that you will be interested in supporting and helping us. We hope that the building of the hotels will be community events that the whole family can become engaged with.

The first bug hotel will be built on Saturday 21st April 2018 10.00 – midday.  We have several sites in mind but are awaiting permission for the go ahead before deciding where the first one will be.

You can help by coming along on the day for an hour or so to help in the construction of the hotel. Please bring materials e.g. sticks, bamboo,  fir cones, untreated wood etc, to put into the hotel. This will provide a habitat which will attract a range of bugs and bees to make their home in. We will also need some tools e.g. saws, hammers, screwdrivers etc.

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Alex’ April Ramblings!

For those who might have been looking for contributions earlier in the year I apologise for the lack of input. I can only put it down to a state akin to hibernation and the lack of some winter sun. We have endured some very cold and wet weather recently which with global warming, I thought was a thing of the past. We have recently had two snowfall episodes; the rainfall has prevented getting onto the garden and the weather forecasters are predicting a cold wet Easter. Continue reading Alex’ April Ramblings!