The banner for West Norwood Bzz Garage has started and lots have been done but lots still to do.
These are the Bzz, I mean Bee’s and flower list that we want to highlight in the banner but mixed with general / abstract florals as well.
Common Carder Bee
Early Bumblebee or Early-nesting Bumblebee
Ajuga Reptans, bugle bugleherb, bugleweed, carpetweed, bungleweed, common bugle
Ribes Sanguineum ‘Pulborough Scarlet’ flowering currant
Lamium album, commonly called white nettle or white dead Nettle
Bluebell – started
Pulmonaria winter flowering heather
White-tailed Bumblebee – 2 done
Garden Bumblebee – 1 done
Ceanothus – 1 completed.
We had several people learning how to crochet flowers today…
…and a few others who helped making some letters for the banner ‘Open to All’ will feature at the bottom of the banner.
A lovely lady gave the group several pieces of fabric that has lines of Roses printed in rows and I think that will look great along the sides or all over 😉
She also made some shower caps and clown hats for mice… ok, not really, she made lots of fabric Yo Yo’s (Suffolk Puffs?) but I think they look like very cool accessories for mice!
Here’s some Bee’s on a Ceanothus Flower – it’s part of the family: Rhamnaceae. Also known as the California Lilac, Wild Lilac, and Soap Bush and is from the Greek word meaning “spiny plant”.
We are learning a lot about Bees and plants – I didn’t realise Bees had different coloured bottoms!