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Latest posts by LeadFarmer

Pruning/Shaping my plum tree?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 19:14

Its about 8-9ft tall, Ive only photographed the top bit of the tree. The top of the tree  is spoiling its shape.

Pruning/Shaping my plum tree?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:33

The top of my plum tree is growing a little unsightly, but Im unsure how to correct it. The top is growing away sideways. SHould I just cut it back to a lower branch? If so, will this lower branch then become the lead stem?


Nest Box Camera?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 13:54

Following the successful fledging of chicks from my blue tit nest box over the weekend, Id like to install a camera inside for next year.

Can anyone recommend a suitable camera for fitting inside an existing nest box please?


Feeding meal worms to my nesting blue tits

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 13:51

Well the chicks flew the nest over the weekend. I was hoping they might have a 2nd lot of eggs but theres been no activity at the nestbox since. I had a little peep inside to check for any dead chicks but thankfully the nest was empty. Good news all round.

Im going to try and get a small nest box camera to fit inside for next year so we can watch them on the TV. Anyone know of a good one?

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 22:34
Birdy13 wrote

should I dispose of the compost in case the microhairs are from the weeds that grew over winter and might regenerate?


Birdy13, I always spread used compost over my borders to act as a mulch.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 22:32
Tim Burr wrote (see)

I don't recall the name of the Clematis. 

It looks like Dr Ruppel.

Bees or wasps?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 19:40
Bagz wrote (see)

Solitary bee i think, i have these living underground in my garden, live in very small numbers, very placid, minding their own business.

I can sit right next to their burrows and they couldnt care less.

You were correct. And ive been stood right next to them and they have copletely ignored me. Fascinating to watch. I did at first think they were wasps, I wonder how many get killed mistakenly?

Bees or wasps?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 19:38

Well my local Wildlife Trust have confirmed that they are Mason Bees which are indeed solitary bees. Most likely collecting mud to add to their nest elsewhere. Im keeping my path building project on hld whilst they are doing their thing.

Thanks for the help everyone.

Bees or wasps?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:54

I'll do some searching on youtube, thanks.

Bagz, do solitary bees live up to their name, and live on their own? Only there were quite a few of them buzzing around the hole in my garden.

Bees or wasps?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:40

Mmmm, it could well be. Thanks.

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