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Bird box where bees had been all summer....

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 17:38

I'd heard about them years ago on a radio programme - somehow I dredged it up - no idea how

Bird box where bees had been all summer....

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 17:16

Fascinating -  those are the cocoons of Bee Moth larvae - they live in symbiosis with bumble bee and wasp species - sometimes they will cause the bees to abandon the nest but usually they just feed on the nest debris

What do I do with my turf??

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:57

And goat manure is fantastic too - high in nitrogen - use it in layers in your compost heap - it acts as an activator and gets it heating up and breaking down quickly.


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:58

Hmmm - in summer that's a lot of sun/heat - I think that'd be too sunny - others may say differently


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:52

Ah, just noticed that your post says it's 'sunny PM' which might be ok - how much sun in the afternoon does it get?


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:51

Hi Charlie

I'm afraid that hydrangeas don't like full sun, they prefer dappled shade or only sunshine in the later part of the day.  It's always going to struggle and look poor in a sunny spot


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:49

Hi Tobs

Grapevines usually last for years and years and years. 

Can you post a few photos of the vine and the problem areas, and tell us more about your vine's history, where it's growing and your pruning/feeding/watering regime to give us some clues please.

To post a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where your type your post, and follow the instructions.  Afraid it doesn't work for iphones - yet


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:26

Hello Lyn   I meant to tell you the other day, that gooseberry has very spreading growth and needs a lot of space - on the plus side it's really easy to layer for cuttings, as well as being the best tasting yellow dessert gooseberry I've come across in a long time

Focus point advice needed

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:23

I've got a Phormium Yellow Wave in the centre of a container I've planted up for winter - I've surrounded it with purplish/bronze heucheras, but purple pansies would look good too.

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:34

Isn't it wonderful

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

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Ilex crenata

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Saying goodbye

Farewell to a friend 
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It's different in Cornwall

Undisputable proof!!! 
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Last Post: 16/11/2015 at 13:06

A Point of View

Our relationship with Gardening 
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Last Post: 19/10/2015 at 18:48

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 09:46

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:49

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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