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Posted: 07/07/2015 at 15:23

Thank you for your replies Blue Dragon and Outdoor Girl.

I have not seen any missing parts on the leaves, so am not sure about leaf cutter bees. However, there were some aphids and leaves are a bit sticky.......I wonder if this is what they are looking for ?


Thanks again.



Posted: 04/07/2015 at 16:36

Hi Pansyface,  unfortunately, I did not take any pics., but they were what I call furry bees if that is any help.


Posted: 04/07/2015 at 15:39

Hello - I have been trying to create areas in my garden where wildlife can flourish.  Small pond, Piled up logs covered in leaf litter. Nest Boxes, Bee and insect hotels , as well as suitable flowers to attract bees, butterflys etc.,

There is something happening this year, that I do not understand. Namely, some bees appear to be foraging on the underside of leaves on one of my pear trees. I watched the other day and they go from one leaf to another - underside only.....!!?

Does anyone know exactly what they are doing and why?

Pot Tidying

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:51

Ceramic Pots in outside storage unit. Plastic ones in bags in the garage (different bag for each size).

Usually though, other things get put in front of and on top of bags - so still end up scrabbling about to get to right bag....How I envy organised folk.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:45

Did not think of the seed option, as I have never been very sucessful with plants from my own seed collections. Perhaps, I  do not keep them properly. 

If this plant does pass away over the winter, I would certainly look to buy seeds next year.

Built this

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:41

Oh how I wish I had thought of doing something like that with our shed - whcih was in perfect order, but "just in the way"  (according to my other half). He broke it up and dumped the wood.  Replacing it with an out of sight low level storage unit....Agh  !!

I will copy one of your pics., and paste it to my gardening board  - If nothing else, it might convince him recycling is not just about household cardboard, bottles and plastic.



Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:20

Thanks Nutcutlet - you are clever, I had never even heard of the plant. I assume it was a rogue seed in my packet of Wallflowers.

Will look up some info now and see what I am supposed to do with it over winter. Perhaps I should dig it up, put it in a container and keep frost free ?

Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 15:08

Earlier this year I noticed a  plant coming up in a bed where I had planted Wallflower seeds. Not recognising it,  I left it in, to see what would happen..

It grew quite slowly, then in late September started to get buds - it is now in flower, but I do not have a clue what the plant is.  Can anyone help please?


Climbing rose

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 19:05

In summer I just plant marigolds around my Roses, I think it helps with some flying pests.  Otherwise, I just spray regularly to avoid black spot. and those sort of problems.

The other thing I do is make sure the roots don't get dry - because I think dry roots can cause Mildew

Plant Identification Please

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 18:12

Thank you very much for the help Dovefromabove. 

I followed the link and according to the RHS - Ultimate height is 0.5-1 metre in 2-5 years. I just went out to measure mine - and they are currently 45 inches. Already 6 inches higher than their supposed ultimate.........

Wonder if they can reach even higher next year? - Can't wait to see.

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