Plan Bee

Plot Plan

So… plan bee… I call it plan bee because when I picked up my seed order last month, it appeared I had the little pollinating marvels on my mind! I’d bought so many flower seed and hardly any veg seeds ๐Ÿ™‚ Not that I’m complaining though ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s going to be a pretty sight in the summer and I’ll be bee watching to my hearts content! ๐Ÿ™‚

Seed orderWe’ll be planting our usual veg for christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ sprouts, parsnips, carrots, broccoli, caulis etc. ย We’re going to try globe artichokes so I can sit and look at the bumbles,ย honeybees busy collecting pollen!

Globe Artichockes and bees

The little green storage/greenhouse had been battered over the last couple of years by the wind and the rain. ย We’re replacing it with aย fab hive shaped wooden composter. ย I’m going to use it as a storage bin for plant pots, hosepipe etc and it will be painted in duck egg blue ๐Ÿ™‚

Our willow edges are looking a bit tired so I’ll be replacing them around our bug lane, where I’ll have wild flowers coming out of my ears. Herbs and salads I plan to grow at home so I can pick them fresh for my tea ๐Ÿ™‚

Summer Evening

It’s going to be a good year, I can feel it! I hope we get a lovely warm summer like last year. ย Spending hot summer evenings watering the plot and enjoying a glass of wine will be great ๐Ÿ™‚ Bring it on!

Are you making any major plans this year?

Lottie Land Girl Kaz xxย 

8 thoughts on “Plan Bee

  1. That plan is gorgeous! It looks better than my actual allotment ๐Ÿ˜•
    I have globe artichokes – they are well worth growing and very easy to maintain. I grow them with my tulips because they get VERY big in summer, but by then the tulips are over. When you harvest them, watch out for earwigs though… They use the heads as penthouse suites!

    • Haha thanks good tip! I don’t think I’ll be eating them really, I love how tall they stand and it will be nice to add a bit of height to the plot ๐Ÿ™‚ Organic bug house! Ace ๐Ÿ˜€

      • You must eat them! They are fab in oil or griddled in butter If you cut of the main shoot you’ll get more side shoots so you can let a few flower for the insects.

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