Book Review: Attracting Garden Pollinators by Jean Vernon

Ade and I were delighted when Pen & Sword Books recently sent us a copy of Attracting Garden Pollinators, the new book from the award-winning writer and bee expert, Jean Vernon. A champion of the “exploited, underpaid and generally under-appreciated” creatures upon whose crucial efforts our fragile existence depends, Jean’s latest book shines a spotlight on our unsung garden heroes, offering valuable suggestions on how we can all make our gardens more pollinator-friendly.

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Hazy September

It’s been a funny old month, here at Agents of Field HQ. On the final day of August, Ade came home from work early, in a lot of pain, and time suddenly seemed to slow. We didn’t notice September arrive.

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A Day at the River

Yesterday, I dragged Ade away from the kitchen garden for a break. He’s been working so hard recently, and as he said in his last blog post, August is about taking the foot off the accelerator. The vegetables are doing their thing, the harvests are delicious and plentiful, and for the first time EVER I don’t seem to be encumbered by the usual summer gluts. (Hmm… maybe I’ve just tempted fate!) Everything seems to be ticking over nicely, so I thought Ade could do with a bit of fun at the river.

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