Honeysuckle, Broad Beans and Grandbabies

06 Jun

1 The honeysuckle is looking beautiful and the bees are appreciating the blooms too.

Bumble bee on the honeysuckle

2 There was a Bumble bee on the honeysuckle but my biologist daughter tells me that this bee on the broad beans is a Honey bee. I’m not sure why, but that pleases me!

Honey bee on the broad bean flowers

3    The children came home and Tabitha raided the cupboard for the beautiful colourful cup-cake cups and Jake had fun with Lucy.

Indestructible silicone cup-cake cases

Jake having fun with his Aunty Lucy

and a question for my fellow bloggers who are gardeners – My Sprouting Broccoli is sprouting! I thought it was supposed to do this in the Winter and the Spring. Should I pinch out the tops or what? Please advise!


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18 responses to “Honeysuckle, Broad Beans and Grandbabies

  1. Russel Ray Photos

    June 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while. As usual, I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as clean as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 24, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Thank you for your lovely sustained visit. I love it when you camp out here – you are such a polite and friendly visitor! 🙂

  2. Promenade Claire

    June 7, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Whatever type the bee is I think it’s a welcome sight.
    Hmmm, sprouting broccoli at this time! When things sprout or bolt early its usually a sign of stress – too dry or some such, but as we’ve had more rain than we know what to do with….. I think I’d pinch out, but it’s never happened to me before, either that or buy some replacements.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      We’ve had some sun and lots of rain but they might be stressed, poor things! I think I’ll pick them now and eat them and try to find some more as you suggest. Thank you 🙂

  3. Jeannie

    June 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I would love to try honeysuckle at my altitude. I miss having it about–I don’t care what color it is!! I also don’t get to garden as I used to do here but I would probably pinch that sprout off–not having grown it before. Is it supposed to do that?

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      I love the smell of honeysuckle. I will pinch them out but I don’t think they should be sprouting now. Promenade Claire suggests I get new plants so I’ll try to do that. 🙂

  4. Russel Ray Photos

    June 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I’ve only ever seen one pink honeysuckle. Yours now makes two.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      I’m not usually a fan of pink but I love this one with the white 🙂

  5. Choc Chip Uru

    June 7, 2012 at 7:06 am

    You have a biologist daughter? Sooo cool 😀


    • mybeautfulthings

      June 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      She is a Conservation Biologist and Ecologist! She has worked with white lions in South Africa and badgers here in the UK, vaccinating them against TB. A fascinating career! 🙂

  6. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    June 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Grandbabies! I’ve yet to have one of those in my life, but you know, I think it would be precious…. VERY beautiful things today 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 7, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      They certainly add another dimension to one’s life. I think I was just so busy with our four under four that I didn’t always notice things that now I have time to. It’s another stage in life to be relished and I hope you will have the pleasure in due course! 🙂

      • WordsFallFromMyEyes

        June 9, 2012 at 9:45 am

        Thank you, MyBEAUTIFULThings. I reckon I will have that pleasure in due course. And I am so very grateful (already!)

  7. niasunset

    June 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you for visiting my blog, I am so glad to meet you and your blog. Wonderful photographs, Thank you, with my love, nia

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you for calling in here. It’s very nice to meet you and I’m pleased you like my photos.
      Love from Cornwall 🙂


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