Sunday, 4 May 2014

Bee village

I'm trying to provide nesting sites for solitary bees in my garden this year and I saw this idea recently in a magazine:  

A wide container

Some gritty compost 

Some alpine plants

Some pieces of hollow cane about 6 inches long pushed into the compost in between the plants

Five 'plots' ready to be occupied

Some grit to finish off and keep the alpine flora happy

Hope all is well out there ...
Jane x


  1. That's so cool, happy bee watching !
    Kate x

  2. What a great idea Jane, and yes, we really do need to encourage bees - we need them! x Joy

  3. I like that idea. We have seen quite a few bees in the garden in recent weeks. We thought our hedgehog had been run over as we hadn't seen her for four days, but she was out of her box last night! hope you have success with the bees x

  4. I love the pot you used for it & what a fabulous idea. We had a bumble bee nest once & it was just wonderful to sit there & see them coming & going. I do hope a bee will take up residence for you.

  5. What a great idea! Beautiful to look at and useful for bees to! xx

  6. This is such a great idea - I love the way you can incorporate ways to encourage bees into your every day gardening. And pretty plants too! x

  7. Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y me ha encantado, te invito a ver el mio, estamos celebrando el dia de la madre, y si te gusta y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas ahora, gracias por visitarme.

  8. How clever is that! Definitely something for me to try among my dye plants :)

  9. Hi Jane! I love your tube! And the pretty way that you use to display your beautiful flowers!

  10. What a fabulous idea and looks so pretty too!
    I must show my Sweet B your post, thank you.
    love Jooles x x x

  11. What a brilliant idea Jane, attractive and useful! It all looks lovely in the old container.
    Gill xx

  12. Love this idea! Thank you for sharing. Very pretty looking too.
    Marianne x