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25/10/2008 at 20:45
I agree with you Pippa, I think leaf cutter bees are marvellous! I have a bee box and was thrilled a few years ago when leafcutters used it for their larvae.
All solitary bees are welcome here and I have several bee boxes around the garden. Bee boxes can be bought or are very easy to make from eight inch lengths of hollow bamboo or similar material held together with string and tied in a sunny spot in your garden.
Other ways you can help the solitary bees in your garden is by providing nectar rich flowers and, in the case of the wool carder bee, hairy plants such as stachys and lychnis. They will reward you with hours of enjoyment as you watch them in return. :)