Follow our progress running the nursery, watching wild bees, keeping honey bees and creating our own bee-haven in south Oxfordshire

Building the nursery - December progress

After 3 months of groundworks and mud we finally started our first above-ground structure: the main water tank. Here is Mike just finishing the first layer (of 3). The polytunnel has been delivered and we are waiting for the installers to come and put it up. But this picture was probably the last time we had a dry day; now the bad weather has struck and work has stopped too. You can do contrete work in the wet and its impossible to manage plastic sheeting in the wind.  So things are slipping again.

I am now quite worried because, if I dont have a growing environment by the end of January i will be stuffed for having a viable range of stock ready by April to sell.  I can see us losing an entire growing season and its not a good vision.