Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly, lavender’s green

So… I’ve been collecting the odd lavender plant or fifteen recently, planning to put them on the apiary, a nice variety of types. Then I had the idea (well it might not have been my idea I’m not sure) of planting a nice low lavender hedge. So yesterday, basically I did just that. I went out to my favourite local nursery, Matthew’s Plants – Roydon Hamlet, and bought some hedge worthy varieties; Peter Pan, Little Lady and Hidcote. I then took them to the apiary, strimmed down some long grass by the main path, and planted them in a line. Now one of the issues at the apiary is rabbits, which I know from previous issues that they will eat anything going; my lavendar and quite expensive manuka plants for starters, grrr. As a result I covered the full 10m length with a handy roll of chicken wire, but I didn’t have anything to hold it down with. So later that night I went back and by torchlight pinned the net to the ground with tent pegs. Lets hope the rabbits are easily fooled by that and don’t do any digging 🙂

On the bee side, the bees were looking very active, one even came and stung me in the top of the head; ungrateful blooming whatsit !

The skep of bees I left to one side seem to be active; I’ve not decided if they are staying in there yet or not, I’ll see how the combining task goes once I see some laying queens somewhere… If I decide I don’t need it I think it can stay and we shall see how it progresses, although it is going to be another job that needs doing to make it a floor, a stand of its own and some kind of roof to keep the rain out.

One Reply to “Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly, lavender’s green”

  1. Try Petroviska or Russian Sage an exelent plant and it Flower along tine longer than lavender

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