This strange looking bee caught our eye out in the garden during the weekend.
On closer inspection, we think he had been a very busy bee. Covered in pollen.
Not everyone has a garden filled to the gills with bee boxes. The boxes help to encourage the bees. Bees also need bee food, we have lots of herbs and purple and blue flowers in the garden. They also love poppies.
Bees might not be every one's favorite insect. They bring so much life into our garden.
Also into our greenhouse. We have a tomato, actually we have a few now, they aren't ready to pick yet, so we haven't officially won the tomato competition. At least it gave me an incentive to look after the plants this year. They are also fed every Saturday with tomato food.
I leave the grape vines alone, I know nothing about them except, because of all our warm weather in April, they already have grapes forming on them earlier than usual.
Even our roses are out in bloom.
What has this panda bear to do with roses ?
Not a lot really. He is a 1955 panda bear with a rubber face, wood wool filled, almost beyond repair.
He is my childhood Ted. Very loved and travelled around the world in his time. Although I have to say, like me he has never crossed the equator, close, but not quite.
Why does a bear restorer have such a tatty looking bear ?
He is so loved I had to think hard before I started. I wasn't sure if I would mess up or be able to make him look better, I'll show you Tubs fate later in the week.
As well as the bees in the garden, the bats are around again. Can't blame them being out and about on such beautiful evenings.
Again, thank you so much for all your kind words and best wishes for Ames. We have passed on all the kisses and cuddles.
For all her facebook fans, she had fishes for tea again tonight. As we were out in the garden she had tea ALFRESKY
She is in good hands and paws, we promise...