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Another bee question

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:52

Thanks both, caught a glimpse of a couple today and from what I can tell they look like bumblies. Leaving it or the base is an option as we don't want to do them any harm.

Been on the bumblebees conservation site and they advocate leaving it alone as the nests don't last for long and the queen will find somewhere else to hibernate. Wasn't sure if the queen hibernates in the same nest or finds somewhere else but it looks as if she will move on.

Thanks again

Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:23

Not yet....but looking like strong healthy plants

How much is too much ??

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:38

Not ever heard of this before, stagnant water can become smelly but I don't think it would do any harm to plants. I only have one water butt which is plastic, I use all the water this time of year  before it starts to smell

Another bee question

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:26

Hello, my mum is having some work done in her garden and having an old shed taken down. A lot of bees were noticed going down into the old floor boards of the shed and it looks like they have a nest down there. Don't know what type of bees they were other than they were quite large and looked liked the traditional bumblies.

Just wondering what is the best course of action? Thanks for any info

seed saving

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:14

Hi darren, I've not collected seeds off lupins but I would think that you have to wait until they dry naturally on the plant. Lupins have loads of seeds,  I cut a lot of yesterday so you would only need to keep one drying flower/seed spike to have loads of seeds.

When I've grown them from seed I didn't scar or soak them, not sure how long they keep but I would think you more lilkely to get good results with fresh seeds.  Have tried to take cuttings rather than grow from seed? This is just a thought......I grew some from seed last year and they are still tiny so no flowers will have to wait until next

Early potatoes

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:31

I hope so Sara first year here and really excited

Early potatoes

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:06

My budding courgettes, not eaten them yet  and making my own mint sauce

Red Hot Pokers

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:02

Hi Sara, only been growing them for a year and I've found that here the flower spikes once up have become bare really quickly. Not seen any birds on them though.

Can't see that it will harm the plant if you cut the spent flower shoots off

I HATE CATS!!

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:44

Looks like you hate a few things garjobo..........here's a recent thread

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/cats-in-my-flowerbeds/83972.html

 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:25

Hi Gardengirl, great news not long planted them out so will look forward to them next year. Saw your ad on gumtree, hope it went well

Discussions started by hollie hock

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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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

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2015 at 10:49

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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