London (change)
Today 22°C / 16°C
Tomorrow 26°C / 16°C

Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

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

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:37
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52967.jpg?width=350

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 

HELLO FORKERS!

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? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
Replies: 1    Views: 50
Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
Replies: 11    Views: 154
Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
Replies: 94    Views: 1754
Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

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

Replies: 204    Views: 3886
Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
Replies: 31    Views: 770
Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

Replies: 8    Views: 242
Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
Replies: 11    Views: 407
Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
Replies: 30    Views: 876
Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
Replies: 22    Views: 797
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
Replies: 5    Views: 248
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
Replies: 21    Views: 501
Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
Replies: 113    Views: 2547
Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
Replies: 23    Views: 861
Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
Replies: 22    Views: 625
Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
Replies: 55    Views: 1636
Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07
1 to 15 of 77 threads