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Hissing Bees??

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 12:35

That's just great, I'm pleased you have found the cause of the hissing, and you escaped unharmed, could have been very nasty. At least you won't have any problems with pollination although I suppose its a little late in the year for that now. I have been following this thread with interest, good to know the outcome.

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 12:29

Geoff---  Happy Birthday to you( you'll have to image the singing) have a lovely day.

I've just been on the GW presenters forum, I would say Dovefromabove is just ahead on points, I think they will need a referee. As you say very spikey, but interesting. keep us up to date with any developments.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 10:45

Lincoln  --   Wind has got up, does that mean we will get the promised rain? so far today it is lovely sunshine. I was out at the crack of dawn, well 8.30, to do some dead heading to beat the rain, I thought. What ever the weather, have nice day.

August in your garden...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 08:23

Gary, beautiful photos and such good quality too, mine a bit grainy, can't get a clear picture, must be the camera.



Our garden has had mixed fortunes this year, the veg garden has not been up to the usual standard, but we have had some good potatoes, runner beans and soft fruit.Things have improved since the warmer weather arrived.  The flowers borders and climbers have gone mad as you can see from the photos.

 Clematis Huldine, just the lower flowers,

 Honeysuckle and Golden Leaf Jasmine on fence in veg garden

 Hydrangea and hardy fuchsia in gravel garden at back of house.

 Gazebo in side garden where we sit and have a drink

We could now do with a day of gentle rain to replenish water supply in butts, and give the garden a good drink.

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Posted: 14/08/2012 at 11:17

Geoff.     Very funny I can't resist, my curiosity gets the better of me and away I go, more money spent, but nothing ventured as they say.

Have a nice day, will be back later but now MUST do some work!!!!!

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Posted: 14/08/2012 at 11:09

Sotongeoff. It's call a snail vine because the flowers resemble a snail shell so the description says, I might just give it a whirl to satisfy my curiosity. Sympathy goes out to all you bite sufferers, vinegar does seem to work, but I find they usually have to get better on their own no matter what you do.

In the Daily Mail this morning there is a gadget that zaps the bite with electrical impulses call Zap-It (very apt) from amazon for £4.19 supposed to help stop the itching.

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Posted: 14/08/2012 at 08:22

Good morning all.

Talking of snails I have just been browsing the T & M website for ideas for next year and found some seeds for Snail Vine. I have never heard of it. Very pretty climber related to the bean family, but the name is a bit off putting, Mind you better to grow snails than have to get rid of the real thing.

The poor old rabbit - off to the happy munching ground in the sky. he'll do less damage there than in your garden

Jean Riley -Any sort of insect seems to bite me, so you have my sympathy, my OH just says "Oh they never bite me", bully for him!  it's not funny when you swell up and itch

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 07:22

Nr. Lincoln.  We have had a drop of rain overnight, not enough to do any good, grey and dull at the moment, but warm, as my Dad used to say "good growing weather". Hope to be able to cut down the Shasta daisies, as the flowers are past their best, and do a tidy up later when things dry out.

Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 22:38

We got rid of the one small area of grass at the back of our house because it just too shady and always full of moss no matter how much attention we gave it. We replaced it with gravel and made several features with reclaimed terracotta tiles, a small patio, and a raised bed at the back with an ornamental hedge, so that the gravel doesn't dominate.. The gravel hardly takes any looking after as anything that seeds is easily pulled up or transplanted we do not use weedkiller . In another part of the garden we have retained a small lawn which is fed and weeded Spring and Autumn. Because it gets adequate light and water it looks good. Mown about once a week. Bob Flowerdew is an organic gardener who uses all sorts of reclaimed things in his garden,old tyres, wash tubs etc. I wouldn't want that in my garden, but each to his or her own. My small lawn stays.

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Posted: 13/08/2012 at 18:49

Sotongeoff, How about" I'm just sitting watching flowers in the rain", can't remember who sang it, was it the Strawbs? As for curtain twitching, go for it, you need to know who you prospective new neighbours might be, forewarned etc.

Nor having any tea tonight, as we have been gallivanting around Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire and stopped off for a cream tea at Tuxford Windmill tearooms,mmmm,  maybe have something later

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