Thursday, 3 January 2008

The beloved bumblebee


Thought I would come back and download one of last years photos. The weather has been so dreary and this pic shows of the promise to come. Verbena Bonariensis much loved by bees, butterflies and me! My garden in the summer is full of it. It self seeds everywhere if the conditions are right. As well as wildlife, the environment and global warming are important issues to me. I really do believe that we owe it to our children and grandchildren to take more care of this planet of ours. Every little bit helps, no matter how small. I try to recycle as much as I can. I have six composters and seven water butts. All my prunings etc go through a shredder and are either put in one of the composters or put back on the bed they came from. I have bags of leafmould rotting down ready to be spread around the garden come spring. I have planted numerous trees here, and it is such a joy to know as they mature future generations will be able to enjoy them. My garden is organic, I refuse to use those dreadful sprays that pollute us and the atmosphere. If something looks sickly, here its do or die. A bucket load of muck, good watering (if necessary) to give it a fair chance. I find that nature takes care of itself in my garden. Yes I have had problems, but hey thats life. Quote: You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt!

2 comments:

Becky said...

"You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt" I like that!!

Your blog is interesting and the photos wonderful. I love verbena. Just love it!

Cheryl, i am going to link to your blog from mine.

~Becky

Cheryl said...

Hi Becky

Glad you like the quotes, one of my favourite pastimes finding new ones.

Thanks for you comments, that gives me a lot of encouragement.

My daughter has linked our blogs now, as I said before I am a bit of a novice but I will get there! I am more into all things earthly!