OK, soooo, this wild mess might not be for everyone. Sometimes I look at it and think it's not for me, 🙄😝 but take a look at the following pictures. These plants are nirvana for bees, butterflies and insects of all kinds, and no messy "weeds". #worldbeeday2020 #myclonmel5km #mypatch 🌸🐞🌹🕷️🌷🦟🏵️🦋🎋🐝💮🦟🌼🐛 Deirdre's wild patch of nettles,… Continue reading Keeping the bees, butterflies and insects happy 🐝🦋🐞🐛🦗
Little snail family in my mam's back garden. Has probably been journeying through the night to make it to a shady spot, for the warm day ahead. My 3 year old daughter loves shelakabookies as she calls them, so this pic was taken especially for her ❤️ Slugs and snails are very important in our gardens,… Continue reading Hello little snail…
A busy morning in Clonmel Tidy Towns HQ🙄😂 Some areas have gotten mowed by mistake, so Eric has given us a half dozen of these lovely signs to put up to avoid any further confusion. Ye might remember them from last year...sitting pretty in the middle of our towns lovely wild flower patches. Watch out… Continue reading Watch out for our Pollinators signs 🐝
This is wonderful news. The commercial forests provide no sustenance for our native bugs, so they are silent places. No bugs mean no birds. Perhaps a few of the plantations around Clonmel could be returned to native planting too 🌳🌿 Read the full story here: https://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2020/0525/1141491-coillte-forests/ #myclonmel5km #mypatch (D🌳)
When we sees trees, we're often so busy looking at the full branches, packed with colourful leaves, that we forget to stop and admire the trees bark 🌳 Take a look at the different types of bark on these gorgeous trees... Bark is a trees skin. You can have young looking skin......and older looking skin!As… Continue reading When did you last notice a trees bark?
Here you can see some horse chestnuts just beginning to develop, starting to replace the blossoms. You might call them bonkers...as they're commonly known! By mid May to early June this tree should be in full flower 🌰🌸 #mypatch #myclonmel5km (D💮)
With this lovely weather came the perfect opportunity to do I little tidy up of some areas around the town. We worked on the grotto in Queen Street and the beds in Mary Street Carpark. We were doing great until we got distracted by a little blackbird. 🙄😁 #worldbeeday2020 #myclonmel5km We gave the little grotto… Continue reading Making hay while the sun shines ☀️