The mists had just lifted and 6 determined Whitley WI Musketeers headed to the Bee Garden, armed with rakes, pruners, garden forks, and spades. Our mission was to tackle the army of nettles that had invaded the WI bee garden. We were helped along the way by one caterpillar, lots of lady birds, the odd snail and two toads (who ran for safety)
Sadly we didn’t see any bees, but it was early.
What was thought to be “mission impossible”, became “mission accomplished”. Great team work and spirit from the members who came, and a warning message to the nettles… “if you come back, we’ll be back”… We are Whitley WI!
Photos show: Before, After, and 5 brave workers… Joan, Helen, Dorothy, June, and Susan L. (Pat S was hiding behind her camera)
ALSO…special thanks must go to Maureen, she couldn’t make this morning so yesterday she cleared some ground opposite the Vicar’s house on our behalf.