Late Bloomers

Gold has been trying to steal the show

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giving the stock an evening sunbathe

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The leaves think they are the thing

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But the late bloomers won’t be ignored and want to shout for the rest of the spectrum

Red

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Yellow

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Blue

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Purple

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and even white

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Honey Home

Our bees have been busy taking advantage of end of season blooms – including the Eucalyptus flowers and the nasturtiums

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So a few days ago was a chance to see what they were up to at home

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Both colonies seemed pretty happy and healthy

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This one was a bit short on stores so we filled up the rapid feeder.

This one

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had better supplies

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Time to remove the queen excluders

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This one was a bit stuck down but we got it off eventually

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So far the wasps have not been the threat they were a couple of years ago when they wiped out one colony.

Here’s to a cosy and well fed winter