What a lovely week of weather we’ve had. Allowed us to get all our plastic out into the fields, asparagus, rhubarb and seakale all covered and growing. I hope we’ll start to harvest week beginning the 15th of April.
There is the most fantastic plum blossom this year. In the papers there have been several articles telling of the demise of solitary bees and hoverflies. Just to be contrary, we have had the most immense hatch of solitary bees which have been enjoying the plum blossom. I don’t know why we have had such a population explosion. Sometimes I wish I understood insect demographics, last year we had a crash in the numbers of light brown apple moths, this year the upsurge in little bees and hoverflies. Lots of overwintered Brimstone and Peacock butterflies as well.
Meanwhile the nonsense of brexit continues. Just adore the voting habits of J R-M. He would make an interesting prime minister. I’m sure that would really improve our standing in the world. Oh for some decent politicians!