Our Backyard Was Buzzing YesterdayHow very exciting it was to see bees, so many bees buzzing around the backyard! When we moved in here, the backyard was a mass of dull shrubs and no flowers, and our neighbour sprayed everything in sight. There were barely any bees around at all.
Five years later, the neighbour is reformed due to some gentle yet persistant persuasion and we've planted loads of flowering things - the pineapple sage seems a particular favourite of the bees, as does the fatsia. Such a simple thing to plant some flowers, in turn they give so much to so many.
helsbelsnz 36-40, F 0 Apr 18, 2012