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Posted: 17/07/2015 at 05:59

Are these 'your' hives or do they belong to another beekeeper ?

If they're yours I would consult with your local branch of the British Beekeepers' Association and see if this is happening to other colonies in your area .

If they belong to someone else you need to let them know that the behaviour of the bees is changing.

Just a thought, what were you wearing? - I remember in the past being told not to wear black around beehives because it makes them aggressive. 

Can I save them?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 20:26

Can't see the black patches in the main stem that I've seen in tom blight before.  I agree with Hosta - it's too early to panic - pick off the damaged leaflets, don't overwater and don't let the leaves get wet. - if they're in a greenhouse or conservatory shade the plants in striong sunlight. 

Good luck

What kind of Garden injuries hav you had

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 20:16

Last year I tripped over the back door step, smashed my face on the tomato pots and broke my wrist and some fingers on the terrace

Strawberries with miniature leaves at the end

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 20:02
Helen Davies5 wrote (see)

Seems to be on a few, glad I am not unique ...

I'm sure you are unique but it seems that your strawberries are not


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 19:59

Think it's 'cos it's a hot i.e. busy thread - think it's pointless really 'cos if it wasn't busy it'd disappear off the bottom of the page, but I don't think they ever thought this forum would be as busy as this   The RHS forum can go several days without a new post


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 19:54

I cook mine then freeze - I slice thinly and fry in olive oil with tomatoes, garlic and herbs then freeze in meal-sized portions.


Something else to do with courgettes :

and slice and soften in a little olive oil along with some chopped sage leaves drain and then use in a quiche filling.  Delicious.



Posted: 16/07/2015 at 19:10

It's too late Lyn, because he's started on the Speckled Hen

Please help. Oh no Weedol.

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 19:03

Jayne, we're not 'experts' in the usual sense of the word - we're gardeners like you - some of us have been gardening a very long time, while holding down full time jobs, rearing families etc, caring for our elderly parents etc, while some others are new to gardening, and some are 'in between'.   Some of us are blissfully retired but getting used to a somewhat diminished income to spend on our gardens.   One or two are professional gardeners, or used to be so.


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:55

You called Hosta?



Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:53
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

RB - your moth is a Gatekeeper butterfly 

Not sure about your beetley-bug - I'll consult OH's books ...

Have consulted said book - I think it's one of the Flower bugs - not sure which - they eat aphids

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