Apparently this week is pollinator week! We are supposed to be celebrating our little friends, so I thought I’d take a little tour around our garden and see what they have been up to…
Strawberry season is well under way – we’ve been enjoying some most days recently. Last year we made some wire cages to go around the plants as they were raided by squirrels – they seen to be doing the trick so far…
Without pollinators none of these delicious fruits and vegetables would have set and our diets would be much the poorer as a result. So, thank you little creatures – we’ll do our best to take care of you in return for your hard work.
There are bees busily working my raspberries and blackberries at the back, as well as next door’s wild rose and wild blackberry; and more on the ‘miniature’ campanula at the front.
Peas, broadbeans, redcurrants, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, figs, plums, apples are all doing well in my sites…..BUT what’s happened to the pears? My peartree which normally has dozens of tiny pears by now has little more than a handful!!!!! I wonder why.
How odd – there are a few pear trees around here with plenty on them this year!
Maybe you’ll make a “pollinator week” cake to celebrate. Alice would enjoy decorating it I’m sure!