Spring is here in the UK; well, sort of. There was a sunny, warmish start, but that's been quickly followed by cold and wet, wet, wet (and not the 80's band). Normally I'd be hoeing and planting seeds for the summer, but it's going to be a late one this year.
It's not all bad news. Blossom time is set to go full scale shortly, and I've seen several hardy birds with beaks full of nesting material. A pair of jackdaws are building in the roof of a house opposite (probably not great news for the owners) but it's brilliant for us to watch them popping in and out!
There are so many things that make me feel excited in the springtime. Especially early flying bumblebees. I've talked about how important it is to have flowering plants ready to feed these brave little creatures, but, they may also need another kind of help.......Read More