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Feeding Bees

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 13:22

Ooooh a hive! 

Now I have bee envy, Patsy 

There are loads of local beekeeper associations dotted around the country. One of my friends is a member and said she did a short course with them and continues to get lots of help and advice. She's out in Kent.

In London there's the North London Bee Association and they sell their various honeys from the area, to the public. It's lovely! I buy a pot now and again, as it's meant to help with hay fever if taken regularly before the season - bit like a homeopathic treatment.

My daughter loves plants and animals - that bit, at least, I got right 

Feeding Bees

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 10:40

Quite 

This little fella was rescued by my 6 year old daughter...she nearly killed it first by almost dumping a whole spoonful of honey onto it...

Garden design courses

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 06:47

Thanks hogweed 

Seedling ID Please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 06:46

Mosaic virus

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 23:10

Good point fidget

Garden design courses

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 23:06

Thanks Hosta - I'm in London, so ideally need a london- based one.

Mosaic virus

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 23:01

Oh poor you, it's so soul destroying, isn't it?

i recently had a plague of red spider mite, followed by leaf minors...did masses of damage and I nearly gave up...but a virus is a whole new can of worms.

have you tried contacting an Eco gardening online site called Defenders? John is really helpful at answering questions and has many natural predators for other pests, though I don't know if this would work for a viral attack.

good luck and never give up 

Garden design courses

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:53

As a career change, I hope.

thanks for the info.

how did it pan out for you, if I may ask, and was there a strong horticultural element?

thanks again.

Hostas

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:51

Is that a Praying Hands hosta, OP?

Very pretty.

Seedling ID Please

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:48

At first they looked like Perovska, but magnifying it, the leaves seem too flat...

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
Replies: 6    Views: 343
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
Replies: 3    Views: 216
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
Replies: 9    Views: 338
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 386
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
Replies: 13    Views: 415
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47
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