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Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 21:06

For me one of the greatest sights and sounds is the little mining bees working away on our Snowdrops. It might be only just above freezing, but out they come and the Wood is alive with them. If the temperature drops then they disappear.

Another wonderful sight and sound at the other end of the year, the Ivy flowers on a huge run of the stuff in the hedge row down our lane. On a warm Autumn day it is heaving with bees. So, the plant makes berries, so the birds eat the berries and so we get zillions of Ivy seedlings everywhere, so?

Shockers

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 21:00

Another one, Dierama pulcherrima. Forgot to dead head 2 years ago and not we have hundreds coming up, despite weeding them out last year.

Don't get me started on plants that spread by other means!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

crumbling rasberries

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 20:57

Not so sure it is the weather, we had this problem last year and it certainly was not dry then. We have it again this year too. We thought it was perhaps the variety, but some of the same type produce the normal kind of berry. Does make picking them a lot harder.

Ours are only fed with compost so not artificial fertilsers have gone in. The plants themselves are good and healthy, no sign of any diseases or fungal infections.

The fruit tastes much like any Raspberry to me, but then I don't like them at the best of times. The Raspberry eater says they are ok.

moving alliums

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 20:52

Well, we moved a couple of dozen today. Not intentionally, but  we had to remove a self seeded huge shrubby Lonicera and up came a huge clump of Allium Globemaster with it.

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.

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