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Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:07

Somapop, try contacting your local beekeping society, that's how I got our hives. The beekeper was only too pleased to be able to gather all his hives and put them in the one plot. We get the benefit of the pollination and also a proportion of the honey! Result all round except the stinging incident, but hopefully that has now passed.


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:03

The bees are not wild, I have a beekeeper that comes in to look after them. He has noticed that they have been more feisty of late, although they do seem to have calmed down a bit now the weather has cooled. He is bringing a master beekeeper with him to investigate . So hopefully it's just a blip. 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 00:14

Hi, we've had five hives in our garden for about a yr, with no problems. Recently they have become aggressive without being threatened, both my husband and I have been literally chased by bees and stung whilst going about our normal business...and not near the hives. i reacted quite badly to a sting and now 3 other family members have been stung over the last 2 weeks. Is it the hot weather? I'm concerned that if we have guests they will be  divebombed as we have . Can anyone help? Is this just a phase that will pass?

Thorns stuck in fingers

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 01:54

If you use mag sulph paste....slather on liberally and cover with a dressing...repeat every couple of days. This helps draw out spines...also immerse  hands in as warm a water as poss first before applying the paste and dressing. Hope this helps. 

Help identifying please?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 01:42

I think it's a skimmia


Apricot digitalis

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 01:53

Unfortunately i have wild purple ones too.....oh well maybe I'll end up with purple with apricot that would be interesting! Thank you for your response Katherine w. 


Apricot digitalis

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 20:12

Fingers crossed then thankyou  nut cutlet.


Apricot digitalis

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 20:08

Hello fellow gardeners, i have recently acquired 3 apricot foxgloves which I love. My question is...if I harvest he seeds and scatter them, will the flowers grow back true to colour?

thank you.

Eradicating ivy

Posted: 03/04/2012 at 21:47
Ok to bash the leaves and spray ..but be careful that there are mo birds nesting in the ivy!

Beautiful Music on the show

Posted: 03/04/2012 at 21:29
I too am in the medical profession and love listening to music in the garden, i like vangelis too. Have you heard the group all angels they are very relaxing. Josh Grogan is also very soothing. Enjoy!
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Apricot digitalis

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