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Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:17
cowslip2 wrote (see)

Bee hives, all our bees are in bee hives, on combs, which are cells in wax.


And the honey bees which swarm and are not taken by a beekeeper and re-hived ???

 What do you think happens to those? 

What happens is, they make nests in a hollow tree or compost bin or some other space, where they build their own honeycombs 


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:58

Nothing here .................... yet 


Woody, I had a feeling at the back of my mind that consistency got more points than a possible lucky fluke   I used to be involved with a village show way back.  Wonderful events 


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 19:45

Rosemummy - somehow I had a couple of dozen last year but was determined to cut down this year, so gave lots of my little plants to a friend 

................... who then gave me even more of hers, many of which don't have labels 

I was going to tidy my garden up ready for Panda Inspection tomorrow, but it's been too hot to do anything but water, so she'll have to appreciate it's 'rather wild look'. 

ClImbing rose

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 19:41

Have a look at this video

It's the best and clearest explanation I've seen of the principles of training and pruning a climbing rose. 

Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 19:17

Are they honeybees?  If so this should help 


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 19:10

Supper has been eaten out on the terrace - the under gardener is washing up, the hedgehog food dishes have been filled and food has been scattered for noisy young blackbirds and dunnocks.  It reached 34C in the shade out in the front garden 

Anyone heard from Punkdoc lately? 


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 18:27

Hello folks, Dove's been watering (with a lot of help from the under gardener )  30+ pots of tomatoes, plus cukes also in pots, and the raised beds needed a good soaking, as did the front border - the poor fig tree was thirsty and it's leaves started to go yellow  - not surprised 34C in the front garden 

Sorry some people have had carp days - but TGIF   Have a little alcofrolic something or other with me   and help Panda celebrate - HER HOLIBOBS START HERE!!!

leave browing

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 16:16

I'd give the clematis a good drink too - and maybe a dose of liquid fertiliser too - they're very hungry plants. 

leave browing

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 14:37

Hi Jack23 

It sounds as if these trees are suffering from lack of water.  Trees and shrubs need a lot of water in their first few years, and sometimes throughout their lives, depending on conditions.  

In the summer I would give a newly planted tree (ie a tree in it's first couple of years) at least a full bucket of water at least three times a week every week, even if it's rained recently. 

Bay not happy

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 14:33

How often is it watered ?

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