Posts Tagged ‘Bees and Pollinators’

I’m a little late with my current season updates this year, but anyway here we go…

 

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Giant Goosefoot ‘Magentaspreen’ Seedlings

One of the most ornamental Salad Greens I have on my allotment is the Magentaspreen Giant goosefoot, the centre has a beautiful magenta colour which shows up differently in photo’s, they are very similar to ‘Fat Hen’ aka Good King Henry (there’s such a thing as a good king? .. whatever).

I made the effort to keep some Phacelia to go to flower, mainly as they are very beneficial to various pollinator species but also because it is a Green Manure, it pays to let some go to seed to keep my own stocks up. Watching bumblebees visiting Winter and Summer Squash flowers can be quite ammusing, they seem to aim for the flower and just fall in, I don’t know if anyone else has ever noticed this, I noted this with quite a few bees on one particular day.

I still have a few smaller Borage plants still to open flowers, it seems like my self seeded patch is quite weaker / smaller this year, it may be that I have loads more going on at the Allotment this year that perhaps I am giving the dedicated wildlife flower section less attention.

I decided to allow the Broad Beans which were sown at the same time last year as my Garlic on top of the new Hugel / Suntrap to go to flower and seed (the intention was as a Green Manure where you dig them into the soil as you see them forming flowers) They made a nice addition to a stew we made. As an experiment, the Hugel / Suntrap has various support / companion plants sown on top with one Tomato, Sorrel, a couple Salad Burnet (Perennial) , Rhubarb (Survivor / volunteer) and two Asparagus crowns (these are purely to experiment, I obtained many crowns [20+] and can afford to lose two if all goes wrong).

 

Mid summer update coming up soon …

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It’s important to try your very best to protect yourself from the harmful EMF signals, wireless and general non natural frequencies we are blasted by day to day! think about it, when most of us were born, what signals and frequencies were we all exposed to from womb to current day? And NOW what are little babies exposed to whilst in Mom’s womb? There are now Cell Phones (Mobile Phones), portable wireless house phones, wireless internet, EMF frequencies from various sources etc. Only time will tell the damage it will cause to us!!!!

Camping – A Good Way To Escape EMF and Re-connect with Nature

I highly recommend watching and SHARING this documentary by James Russell on the harms of EMF, the risks and evidence of cancer clusters around cellphone transmitter towers – including EMF links to CCD (Bees: Colony Collapse Disorder).

I came across this information a couple of years back, this should have been one of my first posts on this blog!