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Hope we have all marked this in our calendars???!!!!

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Another old trampoline idea!This is incredible!

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Another old trampoline idea!

Wow!!!You may recall that in September a volcano erupted on the Spanish Island of La Palma.
Many people were forced to flee the area, and among those were a number of beekeepers (La Palma is home to over 100 beekeepers).
Fifty days after the eruption, one beekeeper returned and was amazed to find that the bees in five of his six hives - just 600 metres from the volcano and buried under volcanic ash - had survived.
The bees had sealed any gaps in the hives with propolis to keep toxic fumes out, and relied on honey already stored in their hives for food.
It never ceases to amaze me just how incredible bees are 🐝

Photo credit: Elías González, La Palma Bee Keepers Association, via EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
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Wow!!!

Forgot to put the before pictures up earlier!!!
#workshop #festive #wreath #saffronroseflowers
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Forgot to put the before pictures up earlier!!! 
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The finished wreaths!!!
#celebrations #offtolunch #wreaths
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The finished wreaths!!! 
#celebrations #offtolunch #wreaths

Looking Christmassy here ready for our wreath workshops!
#Christmas #wreaths #festive #saffronrose #flowers #greenery #solstice
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Looking Christmassy here ready for our wreath workshops!
#christmas #wreaths #festive #saffronrose #flowers #greenery #solsticeImage attachmentImage attachment

So proud of all our cuttings this year!!!
Salvias, fuchsias, dahlias, lemon verbena so far. Our new volunteer Inga is doing a stalwart job (we would expect nothing less form this hardworking, dedicated Swedish lady). Inga used to do all the pruning for LadyBirds, she has finally slowed down a bit and decided to do this for us!
Let's see how they get through the Winter now.
#cuttings #newstock #regeneration #learning #rootcuttings #roots
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So proud of all our cuttings this year!!!
Salvias, fuchsias, dahlias, lemon verbena so far. Our new volunteer Inga is doing a stalwart job (we would expect nothing less form this hardworking, dedicated Swedish lady). Inga used to do all the pruning for LadyBirds, she has finally slowed down a bit and decided to do this for us!
Lets see how they get through the Winter now.
#cuttings #newstock #regeneration #learning #rootcuttings #roots

The lovely Alex from Carl and Alex, engaging with Donna while she pontificates about pollinators!
#pollinators #education #learning #insects #bumblerevolution #tightlines #fishing
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The lovely Alex from Carl and Alex, engaging with Donna while she pontificates about pollinators! 
#pollinators #education #learning #insects #bumblerevolution #tightlines #fishing

Omg could you get anymore exotically beautiful!!!
Salvia Leucantha we ADORE YOU!!!
#pink #fluffy #scented #latenectar #beautiful
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/salvia-leucantha-mexican-bush-sage-5-litre/
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BULB SALE!!!
20% off everything left!!
Check our website for sale prices!
Tulips, Cyclamen, Anemones, Leucojum (snowdrop), Crocus, Eranthus (aconite).
#bulbs #springcolour #earlynectar #spring #cheerful
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk
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BULB SALE!!! 
20% off everything left!!
Check our website for sale prices!
Tulips, Cyclamen, Anemones, Leucojum (snowdrop), Crocus, Eranthus (aconite).
#bulbs #springcolour #earlynectar #spring #cheerful 
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk

Bees also use the sun to navigate.
They can see polarised light (light that has travelled through a filter, like clouds) so they can always see the sun, even in cloud.
#sun #sunshine #navigation #maps #direction #travel
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Bees also use the sun to navigate.
They can see polarised light (light that has travelled through a filter, like clouds) so they can always see the sun, even in cloud.
#sun #sunshine #navigation #maps #direction #travel

How about a manor house front garden lol?
meadows galore!
Wonder if they want to enter our Front Garden Competition?
#meadows #grass #pollen #speciesrich #diversity
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How about a manor house front garden lol?
meadows galore!
Wonder if they want to enter our Front Garden Competition?
#meadows #grass #pollen #speciesrich #diversity

Bees have hairy eyes.
Apparently they use these tiny hairs to detect wind direction, to help navigation.
#wind #navigation #direction #maps
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Bees have hairy eyes.
Apparently they use these tiny hairs to detect wind direction, to help navigation.
#wind #navigation #direction #maps

Did you know that bees have five eyes?
They have two large compound eye, giving a wide image for pattersn to detect types of plant and other bees.
It has three simple eyes on top of its head, these detect light, so that bees can sense predators coming from above.
#bees #eyes #compound #patterns #shadows #lights
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Bees have incredible motion detection abilities.
They can detect motion that occurs in 1/300th of a second!
Humans detect motion at only at 1/50th of a second!
Wow!!
Next time you watch the flowers swaying in the breeze, imagine how the bees are seeing them!!
#bees #motions #Motiondetector #movement
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Bees have incredible motion detection abilities.
They can detect motion that occurs in 1/300th of a second!
Humans detect motion at only at 1/50th of a second!
Wow!!
Next time you watch the flowers swaying in the breeze,    imagine how the bees are seeing them!!
#bees #motions #motiondetector #movement

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A magical little fairy glen …

Rainbows, aren't they lovely?
Yes, but bees cannot see all of the rainbow's colours, their eyes are particularly sensitive to blue, violet and purple's but they can also see ultraviolet. This is good as flowers reflect ultraviolet!
#ultraviolet #supersight #vision #blue #purple
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Rainbows, arent they lovely?
Yes, but bees cannot see all of the rainbows colours, their eyes are particularly sensitive to blue, violet and purples but they can also see ultraviolet. This is good as flowers reflect ultraviolet!
#ultraviolet #supersight #vision #blue #purple

Still lots of colour here.
Predominantly pink …
Good job the pollinators like pink …
#pink #prettyinpink #pollinators #colour #autumnnectar
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Still lots of colour here.
Predominantly pink … 
Good job the pollinators like pink …
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Still seed mayhem here.
Enchanted Garden Seedbank ahoy!!
WE are trying to update the seed section of the website as we go so keep your eye on it!
#seeds #openpollinated #harvest #seedbank
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Still seed mayhem here.
Enchanted Garden Seedbank ahoy!!
WE are trying to update the seed section of the website as we go so keep your eye on it!
#seeds #openpollinated #harvest #seedbankImage attachmentImage attachment

Oh we like this one! look at all that insect food!
How is your front garden shaping up in your head for our front garden competition?
#frontgardens #competition #design #polllinators
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/enchanted-front-garden-competition-2022/
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Oh we like this one! look at all that insect food!
How is your front garden shaping up in your head for our front garden competition?
#frontgardens #competition #design #polllinators
https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/enchanted-front-garden-competition-2022/

Alliums also resemble fireworks and its not too late to plant these! We have a few bulbs left in stock here.
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/allium-bulgaricum/
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Alliums also resemble fireworks and its not too late to plant these! We have a few bulbs left in stock here.
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Fly Agarics always remind us of Alice in Wonderland.
What memories do you have from them?
#Fungi #stories #childhood #fiction #magic
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Fly Agarics always remind us of Alice in Wonderland.
What memories do you have from them?
#fungi #stories #childhood #fiction #magicImage attachment

Gomphrena 'Fireworks' for fireworks night.
We love this and we have ordered seed it produces completely unique tufts of long-lasting, intense hot iridescent pink flowers tipped with bright yellow on very long stems. This low-maintenance annual (perennial in mild climates) is a showstopper in the garden and makes a great addition to a fresh or dried flower arrangement with its eye-catching blooms!
Wahey!
#pink #Annual #seeds #pollinators
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Gomphrena Fireworks for fireworks night.
We love this and we have ordered seed it produces completely unique tufts of long-lasting, intense hot iridescent pink flowers tipped with bright yellow on very long stems. This low-maintenance annual (perennial in mild climates) is a showstopper in the garden and makes a great addition to a fresh or dried flower arrangement with its eye-catching blooms!
Wahey!
#pink #annual #seeds #pollinators

Fungi galore at this time of year!
#Fungi #toadstools #colours #mushrooms #foraging
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Frost, cobwebs and gorse flowers!
What a combo!
#frostymorning #seasonschange #beauty
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Frost, cobwebs and gorse flowers!
What a combo! 
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