At this time of year the flowers have begun to fade. There is not as much food around for my friends the bees. NOT because winter is coming yet you understand! Even flowers need a break sometimes too you know.
So I set up feeders for the bees. I make a drink for them of one part water and one part sugar. They have a feed and then store this in their hives topping up their winter honey. But I have to be careful that they do not drown. So all the trays of sugar water have interesting things in them for the bees to hold onto whilst they drink.
The Gypsy summer or the last of the summer wine or something like that is yet to come. In fact the grapes are getting very close to harvest. It is so lovely outside today, and I shall be spending the whole day outside in the garden too. Perfect garden weather.
Have a lovely colourful weekend.