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Bees or wasps?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:15

Hi Leadfarmer, some great pictures. Have you seen this site?

http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/wpn003/beewatch

 

It's a nationwide study on what bees are distributed across the uk

I put a picture in and they id it as a common carder bee, my one had a circular bald patch on its head

Missing Spring Fun

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:01

I do know what you mean Red, I've been sowing some biennuals for next year, should grow enough to plant out late summer/early autumn. All the fun of sowing and then potting up Even sowed some easy quick growing annuals yesterday, probably a bit optimistic but you never know ..............

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 22:00

Haphazard cottage and wildlife garden

Advise please

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 18:30

Hi artjak, didn't really ever think about them before. When I moved here, I was so excited about growing flowers. Last year the garden had a major upheaval and a  large bed was dug up and down for a potting shed. It since become a mini veg patch in raised beds.

Saw Monty on GW and saw how easy they would be and they don't need any looking after So they now live in the veg patch

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 18:10

Had a lovely time this afternoon, pointed on a few bits and pieces, everything is putting on growth. One of the morning glories has gone in it had started to attach itself to the frame. Still wondering where on earth I'm going to put the all the nasturtians. New bag of compost has been bought and put down the first of the pee gravel on the path

I like the yellow eremurus Wintersong, not seen or heard of it before. Sounds liek y

Great picture Birdy, I love walled gardens

 

 

 

Just Joined

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 17:16

Hello

Which seeds can I sow now for Autumn/Winter flowers?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 17:15

Hi Winnie,the only thing I can think of are winter flowering pansies or violas

Colour!

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:58

I like purples, blues and whites and some yellows mainly but saying that I'm still in the stage of growing lots of different plants, generally if it flowers I'm happy. The result is that the garden is full of different colours but for me it works.

I know what you mean fidget about the sweet rocket, it's been a good year for them

 

Watering

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:44

I water when I can, if you have small pots I find that giving them a good bottom drink seems to cut down on the watering a bit

Coldframes

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:42

Good news Daisy, I wouldn't be with out mine. I started with one and the collection seems to have grown

Discussions started by hollie hock

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 19:02

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48
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