The bees are always busy buzzing round in my organic home garden.
It does feel so good being part of our planet's solution rather than its destruction.
As I drove to church this morning I noticed all the dead plants along the kerbsides of the main road.
Yes the local council had been out spraying more toxic pesticides that make their way into our waterways.
I have a no spray order on my kerbside and use permaculture methods to keep my garden alive and healthy.
These lovely yellow flowers belong to the African Pigeon Pea a perennial plant bearing ongoing supplies of large, nutritious peas. I discovered this plant through permaculture courses and it has been a stable in my garden every since.
When I cut it back I just leave the cuttings on the ground as they are add nitrogen to the soil. So this wonderful permaculture plant is great not only for the bees but for my soil.
And so excited to discover the first blossom on my lime tree. A new tree in a difficult position it also needs those healthy bees buzzing around.
So pleased the neighbors on my street also keep away from pesticides.
And finally the new blossoms on my mulberry trees at the bottom of the garden behind which is a generous tree reserve.
Do nothing for these trees but somehow using permaculture methods in a garden that honors the earth they produce crop after crop most of the year round.