I recently went to Mercato Metropolitano in South London where they have all sorts of food and drink stalls, its a good spot for lunchtime or after-work food as they have a big area with benches for you to eat at. There is also a little shop where they sell products you can take away, such as cheeses and breads. I suppose you could eat a whole wheel of cheese on site but I don’t think thats the point.
One of the things they were selling was jars of honey from Bermondey Street Bees. The honey is pretty decent and comes with a big wedge of honeycomb in the jar which I quite like. Mostly I got it because they were also giving out little booklets on how to attract bees to your garden and getting bees in the garden is one of our goals. I don’t think we’ll be going so far as to get a hive though but the booklet tells you what sort of plants they like.
They have a copy of the booklet on the bottom of this page
Today we had a couple of tortoises in the garden. One of them really enjoyed climbing up the sloping rocky area towards the lawn. It was a little bit steep for her but (with a little help) she made it in the end.
One of the goals for our garden is to get lots of butterflies. We’ve seen a couple of them passing through already but this one hung around for a bit on some of the plants in the rocky area.