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Why so few insects this year?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:33

We're in Norfolk and we've got loads more insects in the garden this year than last - we've had lots of hoverflies and bumble bees - yesterday I noticed honey bees in the garden, particularly on the hardy geraniums and a real increase in butterflies over the past week or so.  

Lots of damselflies too; no dragonflies in the garden yet but I'm sure it won't be long - we're in a dragonfly hotspot 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:28

Yes Woody - a bit of forethought can help in this weather can't it?  We're open plan downstairs and have plantation-style blinds at the windows,so on hot days we open the windows and set the blinds at an angle to reflect the sun back outwards - that means we get a cooling breeze through the house and the heat stays outside 

Blackbirds in the mower shed

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:20

Young blackbirds are quite speckly, usually with a hint of orange in their colouring.  We have one who is very orange and speckly.  They're also very friendly.  We've found that they absolutely love the Chapelwood Hedgehog food that we put out for our hedgehogs, so I sprinkle some of that around in the garden during the daytime for the blackbird fledglings - it's keeping them away from my raspberries

Mushrooms in my raised bed and lawn

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:16

No probs - warm wet weather = fungi 

poisonous courgettes

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:16

It does sound to me as if there's been some cross-fertilisation at the seed producers' place - with a lot of different varieties being grown nowadays it can happen.  Although the seed producers are usually careful to grow their plants at a distance from other similar varieties, there's no accounting for what the general public might be growing in their gardens and which bees might be visiting.  

I do think you ought to notify  Fothergills so that they're aware that their processes are flawed. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:02

Good morning all 

Gorgeous here - 18.4C at 6am!    Shame I have to go into the city on the bus to get my hair cut at midday, but it I don't I'll look like a shaggy sheep on Saturday and Panda won't recognise me when I meet her off the train!

David Spikes - you were talking about nectarine recipes - have you tired this one?  It's absolutely wonderful!  http://mainlybaking.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/stone-fruit-yogurt-cake.html Huge favourite in this house   It works for peaches, and plums too. 

This forum

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 06:55

Lovely idea David 

WELCOME EVERYONE!!! 

Pond problem plant life

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 06:52

If you explain it nicely to them I'm sure they will - why didn't I think of that? 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:04

Hello folks - watering done 

Fidget - blackcurrants - YES!!!

Verdun - sorry your Mum's still in hospital - hope she's able to come home soon ((hugs))

David - courgettes = zucchini 

30.2C here today and I'm very so I'll say goodnight - see you in the morning - sweet dreams folks 

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:09

Wow!  Thank you David 

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