Archive : bees

Oct 29 2015 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Miscellaneous,

Bugs Galore

Bugs Galore 12

Springtime spender brings more than the beautiful flowers and great edibles!! It brings the hungry critters that devour those same Spring essentials! They must have all arrived on the same bus, because my garden is full of them!! A fruit beetle in the Tea Tree This fly is interesting – what is this?? He seems to be devouring a house fly!! It looks like he is a predator. Perhaps a good thing? [...]

Oct 09 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 13 comments

Bug-eyed

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Its been a while since I have had a chance to write and blog about my garden. Work has been taking up all of my time and before the sun sets, I dash out and take some photos or just play with the chickens in the garden (they always need supervision nowadays – no free run of the place!) This is the time I can really look closely at whats happening in [...]

Sep 25 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Trees, | 14 comments

Dance of the Bees

Bee 1 doing a pirouette

The fol­low­ing buzzing con­ver­sa­tion is based (albeit very loosely) on true fic­tional tales. The names of the Bees have been con­cealed in order to pro­tect their buzzing identity. Overheard on location in Claremont, Cape Town The Stage: Australian frangipani tree (Hymenosprum Flavum) Cast of characters (in order of appearance): Bee 1; Bee2; Woman with camera, Bee 3 and Bee4 Bee 1: Buzzz … where is that human now with her camera? Doesn’t she [...]

May 25 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 15 comments

Bee-ootiful

Bees

I love seeing the bees buzzing around my garden. When I see them busily buzzing around from flower to flower then I know I am doing something right by providing them with nectar and pollen to attract them to my garden. The sun came out for a short while today so I sat in a puddle when the drizzling stopped to watch them buzzing from flower to flower in the Rose Bed. [...]