Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:40

Time to doze now - see you in the morning folks - hope the storms don't wake you 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:37
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Well, Panda, Nut and I look like this when we're looking at newts - but you have my mobile number - text me when you get to the car park and we'll wave and look excited  

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:31

Just been given a piece of Chilli Peanut Brittle - very very yummy 

Amazing plummy raspberry coloured sky out there in the west - does that count for a Shepherd's Delight tomorrow?

Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:22

Oh, fabulous, you beat me to it.  Great photos 

Bees in my compost

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

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

 

Mars marvelous mowers wrote (see)

Thankyou Dovefrom above, I have checked out the bumblebee conservation website & discovered that my bees are forest cuckoo bees. As you suggest, cowslip2, they will raise their young & leave. Meanwhile I will be ensuring any visitors to my plot steer clear of the compost area. The bees are very happy spending their days on the rosa rugosa which is flowering like mad at the moment. I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your query nutcutlet but would be interested to know. are we able to post photos here?

Glad you've identified them and can work out a way of living together 

To post photos on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions to upload a picture - afraid it doesn't work for phones - yet 

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 

http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/insects-and-invertebrates/34523-honey-bee-hive.html 

HELLO FORKERS!

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 

HELLO FORKERS!

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf7F5qhChFM

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  http://www.bbka.org.uk/help/do_you_have_a_swarm.php 

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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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