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Talkback: Identifying bumblebees

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
I work in a garden centre, and as we get the lavender and hebes in, that's when we usually have the most bees about. There's usually a complete mixture of wild bees and honey bees. I was asked once why I wasn't bothered by the bees as I was working, and I tried to explain that if a bee stings, it dies as the stinger is barbed and tears the bee apart as it tries to pull it out.

Talkback: How to grow orchids

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Just want to say that phalaenopsis/moth orchids, need to be in a clear pot, to allow light to get to their roots, as they have a symbiotic fungi on them. Also, when trimming the flowering stems of the moth orchid, trim to just above a node below where the lowest flower was. That's what has worked for me.

Talkback: How to care for orchids

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
To OscarM..the orchids that like to be in clear pots, are phalaenopsis (moth orchids). Most other common ones will be ok in an opaque pot instead of translucent. My favourite is a Vanda, but I can't afford it, and probably wouldn't last long in my house!
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Pot bound Acer Dissectum 'Viridis'

3foot high maple. 
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Is summer on its way?

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Bizzie/Busy Lizzies!

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