Green woodpeckers have been attacking the beehive. I made the mistake of wrapping the wire netting too tight around the hive and they were able to cling onto the netting and reach the hive with their beaks. Luckily I noticed in time.
Terrific day with a record 24 enthusiastic people working in the cold and snow. We planted a Discovery apple (for Hackney Quest), planted all of last year’s cuttings – gooseberries, blackcurrants, sage and rosemary, replanted blackberries (Oregon Thornless, Helen and Adrienne) and mulched with wood chips.