The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has made it through to the final of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards for 2010 in the Best Enviroment Project category and needs your vote to help get the funding they need to conserve our bumblebee population.
So please click here to vote for our bumblebees.
Click Here to see the You Tube video of the trusts project if you do not want to vote!
As for the Basil herb plant as a fly repellant, its been a couple of days now and it seems to have worked. There has been the odd fly around, probably flown in through the open window but I don't think they have stayed around for long. So all in all it looks like a success, so I have put a pot of it in the dining room and the living room.