Bees are a really important part of nature. In Victoria ward we have six controlled hives on the Queensway Allotments and in our Sefton Green Gym. B&Q are promoting ways all people with gardens can help the now struggling Bee population of Britain. It is really important as Spring has come nearly two months late this year.
I may be wrong but aren’t most blossom trees usually finished by now? Most have just started or have they been early for the past decade or so? Confusing! I’d say better for the bees as the weather will be warmer when they get pollinating although I noticed a large number of huge (Queen?) Bees bumbling around Crosby about a fortnight ago and many dead ones strewn around.
I noticed that this wallflower(Clematis?) on the Old Smithy at Little Crosby Village has not flowered yet even though two years ago; on the same day it was in Full bloom. See below
I went litter-picking in Moorside Park this morning with Friends of Moorside Park. Great time to do it as a nice warm day and the undergrowth has still not developed. Consequently the Park got a deep clean. Sadly, amongst the ancient Spangles wrappers and 5 Park Drive ciggie boxes were masses of recently deposited Dog poo bags, especially in one particular area. I’ll see If I can get a bin placed nearby.
A large field has been partially ploughed and seeded with wildflowers. I discussed with F.O.M.P. chair’ Louise Hick’s and other members, the possibility of including “Incredible Edible” type projects in the park.
Cllr Michael Roche – 4th May 2013