Very great excitement when a swarm of bees arrived, just outside our front door. They landed in the Gorse flowers and it took some effort to find the cluster and get it into the skep. This straw basket is used to gather them before they are put into a hive as their new permanent home. It is early in the year and promises honey for us all come August. We will let you know what happens.
The question was asked: which are the most popular Bach essences in different countries? And equally, which of the 38 Bach essences are the least popular? We can’t list every country but it is interesting to see where we find the same names appearing. Most popular suggests that we recognise that emotional state in ourselves and conversely the least popular essences might suggest that we do not recognise that aspect of our nature. Least popular may also indicate that we do not understand the true nature of that essence. Or maybe Water Violets do not think that they need an essence and it is hard to admit to being in a Vine state!
Last year’s seedling is now growing up fast though it is still inconspicuous among the stones. In this deserted quarry it is one of the first plants to colonise the wasteland – Centaury is a courageous pioneer. Something here of the positive remedy state: brave and outgoing. Everywhere the tiny pairs of leaves show that the next generation has already germinated. But it will be 12 months before they reach the size of the first picture.