Monday 5 February 2024

A Busy Bee In The Polytunnel.

 I spent an hour in Algarve my polytunnel yesterday digging potatoes 🥔 trenches for the new potatoes which are chitting in our dwelling nearby.

Here's the trenches:


I got my loppers and cut ✂️ some Buddleia branches and stuck them in the ground for row markers.  They should also strike roots and I will get some free new shrubs in the process.

One also filled and forked a wheelbarrow of fym over the potatoes growing area.

I will dig trenches for the outside new potatoes if the ground ever drys up again?

It's good to be a busy bee 🐝 isn't  it?


18 comments:

  1. Very productive... and lots of good exercise.
    You'll be overwhelmed by spuds this year.

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  2. Thanks JayCee. You can never have enough new potatoes. Our plates will runneth over with spudatoes.

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  3. Maybe you can't have too many new potatoes, but you can definitely have too much Buddleia.

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  4. Maybe if you own a bombsite or railway stay Tasker? I sometimes plant pencil length dogwood sticks to mark the rows and get new shrubs in the process. Buddleias are brilliant for attracting Butterfly's.

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  5. Busy bee? You mean like an industrious Brentford supporter? Brentford supporters will be praying tonight that they don't get pulverised by Man City!

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  6. The Bee is the symbol also for Manchester YP. Worker bees or grafters are displayed on a lot of its public buildings. Brentford will need to graft to beat the Citizens.

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    1. "Tubby or not tubby - that is the question" - Dawn French

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  7. "Is it ok if I look round?" "You look round to me".

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    1. It would be good if we could hibernate or fly south to warmer climes Debby.

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  9. I spent a few minutes this morning watching busy bees buzzing in and out of the hole in the huge tree trunk fairly close to my home, they have had a hive in there for years! There must be gallons of honey in there by now.

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  10. Gallons of 🍯 honey. Aren't the bees amazing River?

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  11. Bumblebees are putting in appearances already - they are definitely busy.

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  12. Do they ever stop? Especially human gardening bees?

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  13. You are a busy bee, as usual. Have you ever thought of keeping a few hives?

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  14. Hi Linda. I haven't thought of keeping bees. I believe honey can be used for rooting cuttings because it prevents disease rotting the stems. My grandfather kept bees I believe.

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