So yes, after a few days in Kew, I got to the gardens. They are nice, more interesting than I remember them from 30-some years ago. The big find in the bookstore was the beekeeper’s bible. A great garden such as my future one needs great beehives, don’t you think, so it’s good to do a little research. I also found hedgehog food. I live in hope that my little guys will move back. Maybe I can lure them with treats.
The big find in the garden was a nesting pair of parrots.
Can you see them up there? I must say I surprised and impressed myself by getting both birds and the nest in the same shot. Love must be keeping them warm. I don’t know how else parrots could survive in this near-freezing weather.
After that, and as the glasshouses were closed for maintenance, everything else was a bit of a letdown. So I headed back into Kew and my afternoon class.