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Sweetree HaBEEtat Update

Written by Stephanie on November 14th, 2013.      0 comments

Well the grass seed is growing around the pond area and the fence is finally up to protect the plants from wandering stock.  The fencing was quite a big job in the soft soil, at least making sure that the posts were in solid. We put in a 4 wire post fence with electric top and third wire. Nice big wide gates for getting the bees in and out. Here's a photo of the fence going up.
Pond-fencing

The boys are loving the pond area and get down there as much as they can, they call it 'Mud Island'.  They are especially enjoying the raft that Martin made for them.  They have plans for a teepee, palisade, small jetty and fireplace.
Pond-raft

On the home front I cleared out the herb garden area of a huge amount of weeds , trimmed some shrubs and put down wet newspaper and mulch. It looks so much better!  I ran out of time to plant more herbs.  There are a few things flowering that the bees are loving - Borage, Sage and some shrubs.  And of course when the Rosemary grows they love that.  It will be great when there are more flowering herbs in.
Herb-Garden

I'm now recovering from an operation so can't do anything on the garden for a couple of weeks which is rather disappointing as I was getting into a good rhythm.  Oh well it will still be there for me in a couple of weeks!
Topics: Bee Friendly Enviromental
 

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