Nipped up to Scarlett’s allotment in Hampstead this evening. What a little haven, a paradise! All you can hear are birds singing!
“At Stallingborough, in Lincolnshire, about 1840, a few days after the death of a cottager, a woman staying with the bereaved family asked the widow “Have the bees been told?”. The reply being in the negative, she at once took some spice cake and some sugar in a dish and placed the sweets before the hives…”