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Bee's Need Flowers...… whats more to say?
 #5885  by Chrisbarlow
 07 Mar 2020, 17:05
Hazel is near some hives but not producing anything yet

As for OSR! Nothing close. Talking to a farmer yesterday and he said all his OSR will be late and he farms over a thousand acres.
 #5890  by MickBBKA
 07 Mar 2020, 23:10
Chrisbarlow wrote:
07 Mar 2020, 17:05
Hazel is near some hives but not producing anything yet
Where are you Chris ? Hazel is well finished here in Billingham Teesside. Blackthorn been in bloom for a while and going over & cherry plum already destroyed by wind and rain. Strange thing is crocus look very late and behind the daffs which are all in flower now. Bees had very little chance to bring in pollen due to high winds. -2C last night.
 #5892  by Chrisbarlow
 08 Mar 2020, 07:06
My mistake Mick. I meant Willow not hazel. As for hazel, I don't know.
 #5893  by Patrick
 08 Mar 2020, 09:01
I have to say I am struck with the flowering similarity between Teeside and south Somerset Mick. Who knew?

Was going fishing today but forecast looked shaky. Still a pile of floodwater everywhere.
 #5897  by NigelP
 08 Mar 2020, 17:29
Towns like London and Teesside etc are always a few degrees warmer than the outlying areas. We are fairly high up so colder...daffs out everywhere about 5-6 miles away in the Vale of Mowbray....Most of ours a few weeks away.....

What MIck hasn't told you is the cold sea wind that affects Teesside around May and June. I can leave my place in T-shirt and shorts but need thermals on Teesside about 25 miles away.
 #6013  by Chrisbarlow
 21 Mar 2020, 22:29
noticed this week that the plum tree is flowering in the garden, which is great, I cant wait to try the plums.
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