Bee witched


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Olympics

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 13:11

Just loving this Olympics .... the trampolining silver medal last night was fab.


But for me the biggest stars are the 2 synchronised crocodiles and the high-jumping fox .... don't you just love 'em!


Bee x

Recycling genius

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:21

Hi B3,


I've been using a couple of mine placed over pennisetum grasses during the winter to keep them dry and a bit warmer ... need to put a brick on top but works well.


Bee x

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 19:37

Hi PP,


Think your visitor might be a wood wasp .... see below.


http://www.uksafari.com/woodwasp.htm


Bee X

Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:25

Mine gets plenty of damp (I garden in Scotland!!) but it is a bit of a slug magnet.


I'm a recent convert to nematodes .... so it might get a fighting chance to put on a spurt.


Bee xx

Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:25

Hi Folks,


Good thread ... has cheered me up!


It's Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' for me .... green carpet my ***e!


Thought it would look good in a winter border area I'm trying to create.


It's limping along and very tatty looking. It's getting moved this autumn and will be on a yellow card if it doesn't improve.

SLUGS

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 08:07

Hi Pansyface,


I'm up for the idea of collecting slugs for a cash payment ...... "this time next year we'll be millionaires Rodney!"



Bee x

hydrangea

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 18:11

Hi,


I also leave the pruning until late Spring .... the old flower heads give a bit of protection to the newly emerging buds.


Bee xx

Casualties of this years slug explosion....

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 11:47

The thing I like about the nematodes is that you don't get that horrible slimy mess ... the slugs just die in a tidy manner underground. You are also helping to stop the next generation .... so hopefully less in future years.


I hate bringing plants on in the greenhouse only to have the eaten by slugs ... takes all the joy out of it ... now I've tried the nematodes I haven't lost a thing. I'll be applying the latest lot this afternoon as we will be getting showers later which will help water them in.

Casualties of this years slug explosion....

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 12:59

Don't get mad .... get even!


I was originally sceptical that nematodes would work .... but I'm now a total convert.


I've got a large garden so need to buy the 100 sq m pack. You apply every 6 weeks or so ...not cheap but so worth it.


I still do an occasional evening "slug hunt" ... if it's warm and damp ... ideal slug weather.                       In the past I would have got 400+  .... the total now caught is usually <10. The hostas have never looked so nice ... and the erythroniums were lovely this year too. I might even try growing delphiniums again.


I figure that the cost is equivalent to buying a couple of plants ... so put like that it doesn't seem too bad if it saves things I've already got.


I also get to spend more time gardening rather than constantly slug hunting. 

Dementia Charity needs advice and help please

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 12:42

Hi Scott .... me again.


Just a thought ... it might be worth making contact with the Beechgrove Garden team.


They are always looking for community projects to get involved with .. and this would give tremendous publicity to your project which could be v. helpful.


Bee x

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