1 The honeysuckle is looking beautiful and the bees are appreciating the blooms too.
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!
3 The children came home and Tabitha raided the cupboard for the beautiful colourful cup-cake cups and Jake had fun with 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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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!
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! 🙂
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June 24, 2012 at 11:48 am
Lessons learned from my wise old grandmother.
June 24, 2012 at 11:50 am
I can believe that! 🙂
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.
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 🙂
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?
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. 🙂
Russel Ray Photos
June 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm
I’ve only ever seen one pink honeysuckle. Yours now makes two.
June 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm
I’m not usually a fan of pink but I love this one with the white 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
June 7, 2012 at 7:06 am
You have a biologist daughter? Sooo cool 😀
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! 🙂
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 🙂
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! 🙂
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!)
June 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm
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
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 🙂