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Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 18:20

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/75556.bmp?width=248&height=350&mode=max

 Top of hedge is stripped nearly bare - just stems waving about. Thanks for tip. It worked. Opened in Photo Gallery first.

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 09:30

I am sorry but I don`t seem to be able to download photos my husband took of the ivy.  I am getting invalid file messages from Radload. I altered the file extension from .docx to .bmp but that does not help. The file is too big (just over 6 MBP, over 4 MBP when compressed) but I am not certain how to reduce it.  Is the free application REDUCE SIZE safe ?  Maybe I could reduce it on his mobile and re-send it.  I will try that.

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:53

Thanks I will take some pictures and post later - have builders in this morning.  I did wonder if it was leaf cutting ants but appears I would have to get up in the night to see them !

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:33

I don`t seem to be able to find out what is doing this.  There is no sign of

snails or slugs around them at the moment.

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 17:55

I think I may have a leaf cutter bee in my front garden. Something is eating great big holes in the ivy growing on the front fence - some leaf stems now completely bare.  It is a southwest facing wall which gets very warm when the sun shines and we have seen what I thought was a bumblebee flying around the front windows recently..  There are also lots of little black things like seeds on the ground.  No sign of caterpillars or insects though.  Would this be leafcutter bees ?

 

 

Honey Fungus: What To Grow?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 16:57

We have this in an old birch tree stump.  I have been frightened to dig it up in case I spread it but it doesn`t look as though I can prevent that anyway.  It doesn`t appear to be affecting brambles (we have plenty of those !)  nut trees, hawthorn or holly.

 

We have been given 3 fruit trees - a Bramley Apple, a Pear and a Cherry. Anyone know if these are susceptible ?

Talkback: 10 uses for nettles

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
Only query I have on this excellent article is what do you mean by
"the end of each season". I have asked already in 2 places at what stage it is best to cut the nettles down to avoid sacrificing butterflies and ladybirds.
I let a big patch grow in my garden but the "gardener" I paid to tidy it up massacred them. I only have a few left and fear we have destroyed a lot of butterfly eggs. I really need to have a plan for keeping them in check.

Froginhood

Talkback: How to feed your plants

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
My runner beans and sweet peas slow growing - I used soil from neighbours old raised beds with compost underneath - fed once with tomato fertiliser.

How often can you feed ? I believe I read you should not over feed and I have no experience so am nervous of doing this. Also is wood ash high in potash fertiliser ? Can I use bonfire ash to feed plants. Is tomato fertiliser ok for all fruit and veg and also for flowers ?

Froginhood

Talkback: Thrips

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Re spraying white fly, does ordinary soapy water contain fatty acids. Do you need simple soap solution or can you use a non biological soap powder to make some ?

Talkback: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009 - herbs for wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Where can I buy seeds or plants ?
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