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Posted: 03/06/2015 at 18:53

They've been living in my chimney for the last 3 years, no problem to me. The local bee-keepers weren't interested in trying to extract them, for some reason! There still seem to be plenty flying around the chimney, and the swarm in the tree has split into two and one lot has disappeared. So interesting to watch! 


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 14:39

I've got a swarm of honey bees in my Philadelphus right now. I've rung the number on the local BKA website, but no response so far. It's very interesting to watch the swarm growing and taking on the expected shape, wide at the top and very narrow at the bottom. I do wish someone would come and take the bees away though!

Have I got an orchid???

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 14:07

Dove is right, what a lovely find! It's mainly a northern and western species, so quite unusual in your area. You could upload your photos to Orchid Observers and help their research.

Shrub ID

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:25

It's a Weigela, but I'm not familiar with the cultivar. They can make very large bushes.

Bluebell Bulb Storage

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:23

All bluebells can be blue, pink or white - just look in a bluebell wood and you can usually find all three colours. Spanish bluebells are great fat things, and not often seen. There are a lot of hybrid bluebells around though.


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:06

I really wouldn't bother, there are lots of preferable suppliers.

Can anyone identify this plant please?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:03

Veronica gentianoides, I think.

A couple of plants to identify

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:54

Snap, nutcutlet!

A couple of plants to identify

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:53

The first one is definitely not Centaurea, but could be Hoary Willowherb. Wait and see if it has pink flowers, and pull it out before it seeds if it does.

What is this?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:50

Looks gorgeous, red campion is a lovely plant and deserves a place in any garden, IMO.

Discussions started by landgirl100

Old secateurs

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Garrya worth saving?

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Tree spinach

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Unknown paeony

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Last Post: 08/09/2014 at 13:12

Gorgeous fern

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Last Post: 18/05/2014 at 06:36

Who ate the lupins???

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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 19:44

Cherry plum suckers

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Last Post: 09/03/2014 at 07:31

Seeds in mortar

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Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 18:02

Greenhouse renovation?

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Last Post: 19/01/2014 at 21:48

Seeds have arrived!

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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 20:23

Can't get no inspiration!

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