The weather did at last change, the last week we have had rain, sometimes quite heavy although compared to other parts of the country we had very little, the weather has now settled into a comfortable mode, some rain, some sunshine but also a couple of days of very high winds. It's nice and what I would describe as normal, long may it last.
The veg is growing far to fast to keep up and we are spoilt for choice, I ask myself WHY? Why do we grow so much, why do we grow so many varieties, why do we put such a work load on ourselves when we are supposed to be retired. One thing is sure, we will not go hungry.
There are now lots of butterflies around and bees, I had not realised how many different types of bees there are, apparently two hundred and fifty live in the British Isles, but only the Honey Bee is affected by Varroa mite, yet all bees are in decline. As I was photographing some flowers in the garden I noticed that the bees were not visiting the
All the Indian Runner ducklings are doing well, it was all a bit of a miracle with these ducklings, and they deserve a post of their own, which I will do later in the week when I have more time.