Monday, 27 July 2015

A Garden of Fairy Tales

I recently went on an amazing holiday with my BFF Euan to Northumberland. As well as having fun playing on the beach, I took Mummy & Daddy to Alnwick Gardens as I had heard that they had a fairytale treasure hunt for us kids to take part in. As an expert on gardens AND fairytales, I knew I I had better go help Beauty escape the Wicked Queen. Read on to find out more...

Don't worry Beauty, Princess Lulu
 is coming to the rescue!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Butterflies- self propelled flowers

Butterflies are indeed pretty as flowers plus they help pollinate plants whilst they feed on the nectar. Most species of butterflies don't have caterpillars that eat our crops so we should be encouraging these pretty pollinators in our gardens. As the Big Butterfly Count has just started, I thought I'd find out just what we can do.

If Brainy Mr Attenbourgh says we should help butterflies, I believe him (despite him looking silly!)

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The plight of the bumblebee

Hopefully all the yummy crops in your garden are growing well and you can start to see berries, fruit and veg appearing on your plants.  If you can, it is likely that pollinating insects like bumblebees have been out and about in your garden.  Bumblebees look really cute and with big bodies and tiny wings don't look like they should able to fly. Like me they aren't happy being told what they can't do so they do fly just to spite the mathematician boffins! I thought I'd find out a bit more about them and how they help in our gardens and what we can do to help them in return.

Read on to find out what I'm making.....