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14/07/2013 at 12:39

There's a leafcutter bee nesting in a smallish wide terracotta pot on my patio table! The pot has only a coulple of plants in and the bee has burrowed under one of them - I've been watching it go back and forth with leaves all morning 

My question is this: does anyone know if I can still water the plants? Just a little I mean. Also, does anyone know how long thet take to build their nests? By partners awat until Tuesday and hes going to be gutted he missed this!




14/07/2013 at 13:43

I've got one in a datura pot. I keep watering it, it doesn't seem bothered.

14/07/2013 at 14:19

You'll need to try and get photos or a video PF! At least alpines don't need so much water anyway - and you could always give them a slightly shadier spot if you're worried, but as fidget says -she's watering and they seem fine.

If you see them starting to make boats with the leaves instead fidget- I'd hang firewith the watering can for a bit....

14/07/2013 at 14:22

I suppose I could put in on a tray and water from the bottom.

14/07/2013 at 17:15

It lives next to where I like eating my dinner so should be able to get some awesome pictures while I eat. I'll water sparingly and watch out for little bee armbands 

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