My friend is without bees …

He’s deep in good countryside too, but admittedly farmed the modern way and mostly set to production. An environment in some areas of the UK which can be most sterile for buzzing pollen-collecting insects. He has lots of valerian, dianthus and things that should attract bees, but to what extent do local farmers spray?

Bees were hard to find earlier in the year, these last few days I get lots so maybe other locations are not providing sufficient pollen? Moths are certainly in a big decline, next to nothing enters the open kitchen window after dark, whereas thirty years ago and less they were actually a ‘nuisance’. Its thought bees are suffering from the aluminium from chemtrails, likewise aquatic life in streams and rivers.

Yet here this morning fifteen miles from him in my own garden the place is thankfully  a-buzz with buzzing things (and they ain’t mobile phones)  … various forms of bee, loving what I have to offer in this garden. Luckily a small colony of bees have been occupying one of the birdboxes on my rear house wall for maybe a year; last year I was so lucky to see the queen fly-in her flightless (workers?) one by one carrying them  ‘piggyback’ from the perennial border seven yards away.

When I look around this small estate I can see neighbours are challenged at reaching a better level of abundance for bees and suchlike. Elsewhere as I drive around the dreaded gravel and block paving slowly but surely creeps onto what were once flower bearing gardens. Does it not dawn on them “What the flip is there here for bees” ?

Even in a small bed at my front lawn which catches the sun, say five square yards …

Campanula 4ft erect form just starting.

Hebe white form 2-1/2 ft domed shrub as usual the main attraction. Easy from cuttings which I took deliberately as it is so attractive to bees.

Lambs tongue also v good for bees, its dry but this is thriving.

Cranesbill.

At rear right now  ….

Roses at their best (late this year).

Monkshood just starting.

Canterbury bells well into flowering.

(Foxglove receding) yet D Sibirica at its best right now ie useful to bees.

What could be done and isn’t is the staggered cutting of municipal areas so that clover can be allowed to flower, daisies ditto, smaller flying things love them. This is an obvious and simple boost for bees yet seemingly beyond the Authorities to embrace such a boon. Particularly appropriate in this dry year as a taller leafier growth might well cope with drought better. Short cropped and hence non-fflowering clover is no help to anyone or anything.

How come I can do this sort of  ‘thinking’  yet all around me theres little of it ??

 

 

 

Sometimes I think I should produce a booklet of how to build a garden like mine. It would save people time and money, put my experience directly into their hands. Put into permanent form something which will die with me.

For books I suggest the 3 volume ‘Readers Digest’ from the 1960’s, beautiful in every way. Looking quickly at my shelves, favourites are and you will enjoy these if you respond to the written word as I do and appreciate writers of breadth, sensitivity and insight.

Roy Genders ‘The Cottage Garden’.

Gerorge M Taylor ‘The Little Garden’

Graham Stuart Thomas ‘Climbing Roses Old and New’

RHS ‘Some Good Garden Plants’

And a most delightful treatment of various gardens developed after war had ravaged  London, a little quirky to our so-called modern eyes but tremendously attractive and worthwhile … Lady Allen and Susan Jellicoe ‘The New Small Garden’ pub by The Architectural Press. Theres a modern re-work of this title as a tribute to the original, equally a worthwhile purchase.

Its ‘funny’ about garden writers, the latest is always the one we see yet those that have passed away were in their day equally good but are now obscured, harder to find and to perhaps to such an extent as if they have no value. This is shameful.  A case in point being ‘Flowers of the Field’ by Rev C A Johns, a suprising, touching and co-incidental quote that was read at the gathering for my aunties funeral a few years ago. A favourite book of mine, well illustrating how much we have lost in the amount of information seemed appropriate.

So you see, for a small spend one could say far less than the expense of a mid priced meal out for two,  you can educate yourself, enter the mind and outlook of another person of accomplishment and benefit from their efforts. Its all pre-digital and we have lost something in the meantime. Theres a line from a poem that I think is valuable … “I want to be as our fathers were in the days before we were born.” Indeed, each generation accumulates practice, insight, developed ability but often it is cast away.

 

Beekeepers fear the ‘June gap’ …  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Gap

Here below is a miscellany from earlier years …. around 2013 in my own garden. As with most things here it is seed raised or cuttings from other gardens I’ve worked in. Seed collecting now being a fun activity through summer. Likewise seed distribution in areas other than my own garden, supermarket waste area, a couple of public parks, a layby (to think of my first beagle on his last outing thirteen years ago) also a reclaimed landfill site. Nothing is introduced to well set and established ‘real countryside’.  Oh yes and as you drive south over the W Bridge there are three distinct groups of yellow flag iris early June, all my own handiwork, scattered say ten years ago.

 

 

 

 

Below are wilder areas beyond my own garden that having browsed B file a few minutes ago cannot help but want to add to this page. Something like 6k images online and half a million words built as a form of ‘electronic headstone’ and at its peak I was taking / collecting 30k items a year inc mvi.  Now theres little photography if any at all, though might have a go at pinhole; my wife a quiet woman provided a framework for me to pursue such things, this is the third summer without her, life changes. It also means I cook and launder and it all takes time, happily enough!

 

 

 

I collected a couple of hundred of these pics and had them bound into a hardback book (easy low cost resources available online) so that my auntie well into her nineties could see my life and what interests me. She loved it, meaning so much more than words could ever convey; in a way it got her out of the house for an hour, she had long since ceased to watch tv.

 

 

 

Insect decline …

From what I see it looks to be plant species of hebe and hypericum that look unwell in this garden, I’m suspecting aluminium from chemtrails. Organic growers around the world state alumium as destroying a full third of yield.  Its thought such chemtrail aluminium is responsible for bee decline. At night theres no moths to speak of, for the first or second year the kitchen window can be left open after dark and NOTHING flies though the window.

Heres a blog that provides sufficient reading for hours  ….

http://russgeorge.net/2018/01/26/the-end-of-flowers-and-the-foods-and-pleasures-they-provide-to-all/#comment-1445

Read how bees ‘dance’ and communicate to their fellow hive members  … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waggle_dance

Better I go get a pic to help my listing …

 

 

All pics above are mine circa 2011 and taken down at a nearby waste heap that has (so far, permanent) shallow ponds, my wifes ashes are scattered at the outfall. Originally coal mining waste, then used as a landfill site. It was capped with pit waste and planted with mixed and conifer say 1980. I’ve introduced two dozen native north british species since at least twenty years ago and now theres a thousand common spotted orchids every June and July, likewise all my honeysuckle cuttings have taken and provide habitat for small songbirds and help for any remaining moths.  Round leaved orchid also has established, say half a dozen so far, seed collected from a motorway services eighty miles away. Latest success is avens successfully established and round leaved mint from upcountry ‘surviving’ so far. The bank of cowslips this year was fabulous, likewise each years succession of umbellifers though common is always enjoyable. Yellow flag iris is abundant at the ponds, all due to me, ditto three patches I sowed and visible as ppl drive south over the bridge a mile away.

Also above is the Burnett Moth … but I haven’t seen any this year!

Uh-oh …..

 

Also … WHERE ARE GARDEN FLOWERS ???

Increasingly ppl with scant knowledge decide to lay down gravel and block paving where really they should be growing shrubs and flowers. My garden front and back is advanced in content and variety that other gardens look the work of backward lazy people. Yet my own patch takes very little work nowadays. The problem with this increasing sterility is the move to lazier lifestyles, increasingly becoming ‘ideal’ consumers, grazing on tv and convenience food. People cannot garden if they have neither a minds eye data base of what they are looking at or what they should be aiming for, as if mere five year olds. Does anyone ask me how I do what I do …. I was going to say ‘no-one’ but its no more than two people.

Getting through media obfuscation …

Its certainly apparent for things like chemtrails that mass media is doing its best to frame the discussion with as much ridicule as possible ie adding ‘mind control’ and that dreaded term ‘conspiracy theory’ to the mix, so that those who try to point to the sky and question the un-natural chem trails, fast morphing and ruination of what should be a bright (high pressure) day  … are ridiculed.

Likewise the trump/ GOP USA smokescreen of non-admittance to climate change and the need for real and immediate action is quite obscene, a disservice to humanity itself.yet they do believe in climate change, hence the obsession with the border wall to stop migration and its probable militarisation. Likewise trumps disowning the poor, immigrants, healtcare for the poor. As the saying goes … with trump don’t bother with his words, look what he does.

Shame upon them, fakery of the highest order.

We need jolting to realise where we are going ie methane release, interconnected feedback systems, loss of oceanic life/ food chains. Its obvious world food production will suffer badly, goodness knows how that will pan out ….

and heres food for thought ….

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/07/is-the-earth-really-that-doomed/533112/

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

 

 

The silence is deafening …

I leave the kitchen window open at nights but never any moths; a serious decline that in the UK is bereft of significant data in the last five years.

Here I am this morning trying to find recent posts for the frightening decline of moths and as with say west coast USA Pacific seabird decline there is very little recent material. UK moth decline reporting mostly dries up five years ago and the sea bird decline mentioned ‘falls off a cliff’ from two years ago when massive numbers were driven onto land before all perished. Near impossible to find current data. The silence is deafening.  I suspect there are forces at work to hinder propogation of current news of how things are; most certainly we know that the USA has gagged all scientists at the EPA, which in my view is a most certain admission that trump knows full well that climate change is real and catastrophic, hence his desire for the wall and its inevitable militarisation etc etc.  Witness diatoms, witness Pacific die-back and the poison from Fukushima.

Wake up sheeple !!

The time lag between what is happening right now with climate and it reaching the open public forum is too slow, too late. Funny how trump goes on about ‘fake news’ when in fact a monumental effort is being made by unanswerable powers including himself to do just that !!

Incidentally, the continuing ‘moronisation’ of household gardens certainly annoys me, does not help nature whatsoever; the endless stripping of any growing thing to a sterile patch of gravel, block paving and crushed slate is moronic beyond belief. As decades progress the average not particularly talented gardener has lost what little ingenuity they once had. Theres little thought or attention to a succession of flowering things throughout the year. Likewise much street lighting and household security lighting could be scaled back. For instance, roads lit where no pedestrian ever goes and all cars have headlights anyway !

Regarding bees … is it commonly known that with increased CO2 pollen and green growing things are now a third less valuable as protein ?? Think of bees carrying home nowadays ‘junk food’ where at one time this would be high value material, this limits their ability to survive winter. We also need to alter human diet, this meat obsessed ‘affluent diet’ needs to be modified, its damaging the planet. Its tedious and sickening to see oversized white men drooling over overstuffed burgers, meanwhile planning their next longhaul holiday destination. Carbon footprint boys and girls, carbon footprint !!!

Anyway, some good quality links …

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/feb/01/british-moths-calamitous-decline

https://farming.co.uk/news/ukand%2339%3Bs-moth-populations-suffer-massive-declines

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/news/biggest-analysis-british-nature-biodiversity-decline

searching around we find cuckoos are much declined …

http://www.field-studies-council.org/cuckoos/disappearing-cuckoos.aspx

 

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WordPress likes a picture so heres one from three years ago in my garden.

Postscript 17th May 2018. Regarding media manipulation. Maybe half a dozen times to different people I’ve pointed upwards to the sky not really getting anywhere and today it was a revelation.

“Oh you don’t believe in that mind control” ….

Uh??

“Of course not but what I am saying is that those straight lines that haze and merge are not conventional aircraft trails, they’re full of aluminium and organic growers are having problems with it, its also why California burned the way it did.”

(Remember …. Monsantos GM patents include aluminium resistance).

So who the heck is talking abt mind control? As with the first two people I mentioned this to and avid Fox News fans, as I did determine from that encounter there is conscious effort to broadcast material that ridicules the ‘look at the chemtrail’ people. I’m an engineer and used to producing solutions where there isn’t a guide book, no flow chart to help me with never encountered often unique ‘one-off’ problems. Its called thinking and using ones eyes; developed skill, insight, experience. But theres often precious little of that nowadays, third and fourth generation tv fed leisure obsessed sheeple are lost, often quite brainless. The obvious broadcast of derogatory material specifically intended to ridicule anyone that questions something ‘not right’  indeed is nasty and explains why its so difficult to get ppl to look up and take notice, if already they are conditioned to think its silly ‘mind control’.  Thats why its so difficult, they have been set against any such enquiring mind by it being framed in the media as a crackpot notion. Framed to automatically be seen as a nutcase enthusiasm. You see, theres no tv in this house so how wld I know their prior knowledge is so affected, so conditioned to ridicule and disregard my concern?

This week starting in Cumbria on Monday under the west coast flight path and now its Friday in the NE of England its been chemtrail spraying everyday. This was ineveitable as we’d been granted a fortnight of clear blue to get things going in the Merry Month of May. I wonder what I’ll be reporting in a year, two and three years from now ? With jet stream alteration and the cooling effect of the Arctic near to extinction its maybe this year and next when Americas mid and Eastern food production will be severely diminished. Realise too that plant transpiration is down ie CO2 to O conversion as well as the contribution from diatoms which has fallen most significantly. Think ‘feedback loops’. So much always happening out of sight (and out of mind) in a most wonderful interconnected web of nature but those days are gone.

*I was tempted to post a youtube here but to be honest who the hell has half an hour to throw away when the text as a document could be read in a tenth of the time. Thats the problem … too much time taken ‘watching something’ ……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arctic ice loss 2018 latest …

I’ve no need to post much, by autumn 2018 the news itself will have explained the horribleness of the increasing situation. Last year was a dip from the upcurve, 2018 will hit hard. Much reporting is hesitant, population crashes etc or as the case of north Pacific seabirds near absent when the noise of the problem should be deafening. Its realistic to say that ‘sightings’ do not mean the population or distribution were as in the past. As with the seabirds ‘then there were none’.  A ‘huddle’ is not any indication of distribution.

Even at the small direct scale of my own garden front and back I look around and see very little planted in other gardens to benefit wildlife. Last evening sat under my in full blossom plum tree the bees sounded wonderful. Yet I look at other gardens and see a highly restricted repertoire, restricted diversity, mostly a reflection of no real enthusiasm, depth or ability at gardening. A little but not a lot. My next door neighbour has a garden devoid of any flowering thing, third time scraped with a digger and now a foot below mine; as dead as the back lot at the crematorium, a symphony to block paving, gravel and laid turf. Meanwhile at the pit heap due to my simple efforts a couple of hundred cowslip benefit bees and in a few weeks a thousand orchids and multiplying will likewise help a little, as with the other twenty species I’ve introduced; umbellifers, foxglove, flag iris, avens and honeysuckle being the most successful.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/01/arctic-wildlife-sea-ice/

Whoops, above 400ppm for CO2 …. http://arctic-news.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/

Note increased CO2 has reduced plant and pollen protein by say a full third.

 

 

Our local Park …

Its a wonderful space up here in Northumberland in an anotherwise often very humdrum non-descript environment but some clot or bunch of clots called The Council Authority in the name of improvement are lowering the value of the place. I mean those who are in charge that think they are clever but by a wide margin ‘miss the point’. They apparently occupy a paid role but often bring little or no talent. And now they tell us they are ‘spending millions’ to upgrade !!

Heres how NOT to manage for wildlife and insects :-

  • Places where grass can grow undisturbed a full twelve months are targetted with needless strimming. Butterflies and moths need to be undisturbed, likewise their eggs.
  • Old timber is ruthlesly eradicated in this ‘new plan’ … the best food source for birds now being eradicated.
  • Old timber offers overwintering for butterflies and moths.
  • Endless pulverised wood is now carpetting the ground where for all the years previously  blackbirds would pick over the leaf litter, in fact a colony of blackbirds.
  • Trees thinned out, so we lose that particular ‘tree place’ feel and instead can gawk at the little rows of houses all around, can see right through and across the Park. This has devalued the place. Even the unusual red flowering hawthorn at the Tech entrance cut out and gone.

In each instance the amount of habitat seems not of great importance, but it is this over-clean so-called modern practice/requirement that is chipping away at all niche locations so in the end it will all be gone. Considering that even elementary eradication of self sown sapling ash is utterly beyond them, as horticulturists its quite stupid to throw such money and disturbance and denigration of resource to this one place this Park where in fact the general ‘streetscape’ most certainly could do with some help.

Why do I seem always to be the lone voice, as if no-one else has any brain cells or any eyes in their head. Witness their hopeless cack-handed treatment of the sapling ash, cut way too far above earth so that masses of new buds can break forth, duuuhhh ….

Can you tell me what skill level this could be categorised when to all appearances it is ‘zero skill’.

Elsewhere on Council managed land we have over-zealous hedge cutting that renders hedgerows far too narrow for any bird to risk nesting there. A lost opportunity. Most  years I could find ten nests, these last five none. I’ve written to them about both locations, their answer if any a pointless one. Their fixed viewpoint being immovable.  Those in charge may have a little bit of education and training but their minds just ‘do not get it’.

Why I am concerned on these matters  … https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/18/warning-of-ecological-armageddon-after-dramatic-plunge-in-insect-numbers

My heart bleeds for all the birds that need insects as a food source, we can only assume populations are crashing.  Theres not a lot of material online at least as supplied by google, as if few people are actually engaged and publishing on these matters. I find the same problem re Pacific plankton dieback (from diatoms upwards in the food chain) and the crash of West Coast USA fisheries and ocean bird populations. With the latter we find it was two years ago when masses of birds were being washed ashore in Alaska and since then zilch, neither of birds found or published material. I made a charity donation to an Alaskan bird sanctuary but alas no response to my questions.

 

Postscript … is there a word to describe a manner of having an answer or so-called ‘solution’ thrown at me when the answer is in fact wrong or inappropriate? They mean well, imagine themselves to have solved the problem and like hearing themselves sound as if the problem is solved/ finished with. As if the soundbite is sufficient. I’ve witnessed this several times lately and I am increasingly wary;  I will not let go of something I consider or know to be incorrect, laxity is not something acceptable in my world. My own work or trade needs that I be 100% correct, theres no room for mis-interpretation or other than bang-on correct answers; pain and admonition, loss of face and a reprimand would soon occur, likewise my own personal standards will have been dragged down. Even Doctors don’t have this rigour, surgeons yes but GPs no. Looks like ‘thinking’ and common sense are becoming hard to find.

Chemtrails UK today …

Its Sunday 8th April and I stupidly slept in, first observation and pic taken at 0745 … v obvious chemtrails and 50% – 60% of hazing taking effect. At 0900 completely fugged / hazed. One would never have guessed what had been happening, neither would my neighbours. And I can tell my garden is suffering, peculier leaf burn too.

I decided to use my brain and went to online aircraft radar and yup what I see above leaving chemtrail is what I can see on the screen circa 0805. Lets assume theres no disparity, nothing covert or concealed other than the non-admittance to what, frequency and likely outcome of so much nano particle aluminium, barium, strontium, etc and its effects on green growing things as well as humans and bees etc.

So I invented a trick, using x36 replay from 0535 until 0741 and even in our liddle iddy biddy map of remote England I sketched a full x300 flight paths in the two hour playback, probably more as they are coming incredibly ‘thick and fast’ ! I was flabbergasted and to be honest frightened. Any CO2 stays with us forever and this proves the aviation lobby and the use of aviation is utterly obscene. Its ironic really, the only populations on this Earth that COULD live sustainably ie Thirld World poor are in fact the very populations that will be lost when sea level rises and food production fails. Which will happen quite soon.

James Lovelock at the end of his book ‘Gaia’ tells us that putting humans in charge of climate change is like putting a goat in charge of the garden.

To quote James Lovelock …”I would sooner expect a goat to succeed as a gardener than expect humans to become responsible stewards of the Earth” unquote.

Consumerism, advertising, pre-packaged foods, airflights, our love affair with motor transport and distribution, fragmented multiple duplication of parcel delivery, consolidation and centralisation of production, plastic ‘everything’, the un-wholesome endless Economic reach for growth and profits, white men in the boardroom, hubris ….  all these things appear to be unstoppable and contribute to our downfall. And meanwhile trump fiddles  ….

 

Realise also the GM crops (non-fertile seed so even the poorest farmer has to go back every year for more) have patents written as being tolerant of unbonded ‘free’ aluminium as per chemtrails.

 

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Above is at least x300 counted flightpaths in two hours early Sunday morning northern UK 0535 – 0741BST. Interesting to see set patterns or routine corridors. Above is using a whiteboard marker with set at x36 speed replay. Its all free. No wonder I see so many to the south, we are at the intersection. Interestingly without the free online radar I would never ever have guessed at so much airborne activity from what is visible to me. Would be interesting to plot per hour in 24.

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That is NOT natural.

Lets look around  …

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/10/27/geoengineering-aka-chemtrails-should-be-included-when-talking-about-climate-change-heres-why/

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/01/12/top-climate-scientist-warns-against-injecting-stratospheric-particles-into-the-atmosphere/

https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/137431483/posts/1397

https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/122301576/posts/30181

https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/46890998/posts/612912

 

Postscript: Twelve hours later in the evening I try a re-run and the radar replay is not working. A full twenty four hours later I replay the two hour plot and exclude edge of horizon activity to the west ie anything left of centre, which I wld assume wld give me say half ie  x150 flightpaths (this time not counting anythat land within the one airport in the frame. Curious difference, count is now around thirty three only ie a tenth and nothing in the centre of the scren and likewise nothing in what were dense activity. Heres the pic of the plots …. a supposed exact re-run of the initial plot.

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Forget about what was on the left, same time period, same map configuration; upper right hand is what I’m concerned about, everything right of logo.

To communicate this data as a grid start zero in left upper. One solitary path for at left 3 down to 10 easting at top, when yesterday two hours maybe 20 or 30 on that path alone, all spaced a little not the exact same line travelled. Ditto 5 easting from bottom to 6 easting top one flight indicated when there would be thirty.

Etc etc  … a vast anomoly.

Which replay is correct ??

As far as I can see no-one has done the whiteboard marker before.

This is an experiment that needs to be conducted a few times more. For instance all over haze early on, at 0800 brightening to blue so …. (wait for it)  … chemtrails starting to the south toward the local city.

 

Postscript 17th May 2018. Regarding media manipulation. Maybe half a dozen times to different people I’ve pointed upwards to the sky not really getting anywhere and today it was a revelation.

“Oh you don’t believe in that mind control” ….

Uh??

“Of course not but what I am saying is that those straight lines that haze and merge are not conventional aircraft trails, they’re full of aluminium and organic growers are having problems with it, its also why California burned the way it did.”

(Remember …. Monsantos GM patents include aluminium resistance).

So who the heck is talking abt mind control? As with the first two people I mentioned this to and avid Fox News fans, as I did determine from that encounter there is concious effort to broadcast material that ridicules the ‘look at the chemtrail activists’. That indeed is nasty and explains why its so difficult to get ppl to look up and take notice. Thats why its so difficult, they have been set against any such enquiry by it being framed in the media as a crackpot notion. Framed to automatically be seen as a nutcase enthusiasm. You see, theres no tv in this house so how wld I know their prior knowledge is so affected, so conditioned to ridicule my concern?