Berghill


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Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 18:02

We have a friend who is an enthusiastic Honey bee keeper and she keeps wanting to put a hive in our garden. Only one probelm, the Boss, SWIAR, is very allergic to bee stings so sadly we have to decline the offer. Rapid trips to hospital are not my idea of fun.

Shockers

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 17:58

Still on the seed weeds. Erinus alpinus, Dianthus known as Ipswich Pinks, Nectaroscordum siculum, St Bernard's Lily (cannot rmember the proper name)

Others still to come.

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 14:21

Plastic pots and definitely no way in through the base for them. Just watched a bee dugging its way down in another pot, will have to put that one somewhere safe when the bee finishes,

Also just went past Lonicera alseuosmoides and  there were over 200 bees of all kinds on it, and that was just on the one side.

Shockers

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 14:16

I was only doing the seed weeds. And been out gardening since and though of a lot more too!

We have four types of plants here, in order of frequency, thugs, dying, dead and desirable!

Plants.

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:45

I do not have my Campanulas mixed up. The two which cause the most trouble here are the one which used to be called C. urticifolia and is now C. trachelium in all its forms, we have double white, purple, pink and singles of all those hues and they all spread every where. The other one is C. persicifolia in its white form which is only out competed by Anemone japonica.

 

Shockers

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:40

Almost all Alliums, All geraniums, Alchemilla mollis, alpina, erthropoda and another one which I can never remember the name, A shrubby Lonicera with white flowers and red berries, everyone of which has a viable seed which the birds spread everywhere. Elecampine (Inula something or other, Geums, even the named ones,

I could keep going, but if I had the energy to dead head these things..........

Oh and the worst seed thug of all, Aquilegia.

Plants.

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 11:08

Another seed weed which I have just been removing, by the wheelbarrow load before they seed again.

Parsnips

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 21:17

Just be very careful, if you damage the tiny white root then the parsnip will either not grow or not make a decent root. When I did this, more years ago than I care to remember, I ended up cutting the tissue paper into pieces each with a germinated seed on it and planting the paper rather than trying to get the root out of the paper.

Any clean container will do, it is only to keep the paper in and damp.

moving alliums

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 21:15

Good a time as any to find the bulbs and move them, at least the flower/seed heads show you where to dig. They will only be loosley attached to the bulb in any case.

PUZZLING POO

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 21:13

Yep, peasant.............whoops pHeasant!

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