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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.

Bees or wasps?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:17

Thanks, Ive just uploaded some photos and added the required info, but it then lead me to a page asking me to identyfy it myself. It didnt look like any of the suggested pictures.

solitary bees

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:07

fidgetbones, Ive been trying to esablish if the bees ive seen in my garden are nesting or not. I hope you are able to enjoy your bees.

Bees or wasps?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:28

Managed to get a few better photos by switching my camera to macro mode. Im convinced they are bees but still not sure if they are honey bees...


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:21

Stunning garden Busy-Lizzie.

Matty2, your garden looks very well kept.

The far end of my garden is half dug up ready for a new path, but Ive halted proceedings due to bees tunnelling in the soil as I dont want to disturb them. The rest of my garden got a bit of new colour recently when the yellow Azalea started flowering...


This is my neighbours clematis which grows up her fence and then continues to grow wonderfully over my garage..


A few foxgloves starting to show thier flowers..


Hardly got any jobs done in the garden today, seeing as the weather was nice I spent most of the day sat on the patio BBQing a joint of lamb...


And a view of the garden from the patio, colour provided by aliums growing amongst potted oak trees...


Bees or wasps?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 16:57

Doing some searching on the internet, some bees do look remarkably like wasps dont they...

There are quite a few of them swarming around the hole in my garden so I guess I can rule out Solitary bees. Its most likely to be one of these I guess..

Honey bee...


Carder bee


Or the solitary Tawny Mining bee?...,%20_Derbyshire,_cpt_Philip_Precey.JPG


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