I’ve discovered recently, just how many types of bees are found in the UK: 24 species of bumblebees, around 225 species of solitary bee and just a single honeybee species, according to bumblebeeconservation.org. This year in the garden the flowers of three plants have been especially attractive to bees of different species. First off, one […]
In the garden June 24th – a pretty cinnabar moth resting on a sage leaf. Wish the photo could have been better in focus but the moth kept fluttering from leaf to leaf. (Click the images to see the larger versions). A rusty birdbath restored – with a little whimsical decor. The birds are puzzled. […]
Stratford-upon-Avon always does itself proud in the summer with its window boxes and hanging baskets. Here’s just a taster: first, hanging baskets in front of Shakespeare’s birthplace and second, flower tubs and hanging baskets in Red Lion Square, off Bridge Street. (Click the images to see the larger versions).
There was a rare opening of Harvard House in Stratford-upon-Avon today. The house was formerly the home of the mother of John Harvard, John Harvard being the founder of Harvard University. It’s usually closed and looks rather sad and unloved despite being one of the finest old houses in Stratford. But in acknowledgement of American […]
These photographs of roses, taken in Hall’s Croft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon, remind me of the lines from William Shakespeare’s 15th sonnet: “When I consider every thing that grows Holds in perfection but a little moment,” (Click the images below to see the larger versions).