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Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:20

 Yes I can post photos. Hope you like them.

Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:14

Thankyou Dovefrom above, I have checked out the bumblebee conservation website & discovered that my bees are forest cuckoo bees. As you suggest, cowslip2, they will raise their young & leave. Meanwhile I will be ensuring any visitors to my plot steer clear of the compost area. The bees are very happy spending their days on the rosa rugosa which is flowering like mad at the moment. I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your query nutcutlet but would be interested to know. are we able to post photos here?

Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 19:14

I have spent the last few seasons making my garden wildlife friendly. I now have hundreds of bees living in my compost bin. Whilst Im happy to welcome them they have tended to get rather cross & protective of their new home when I drive by on the mower, fill the compost bins near it or just walk by. They become rather menacing & I now fear for the young children that visit. I do not want them destroyed & have tried to find someone who would like them to no avail. Any suggestions?

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 22:11

 Hope you all enjoy this. MMM

Yet another mystery plant...

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 20:11

This is an ash tree, which if left, will grow to a sizeable specimen in a few years as I learnt to my detriment. Only leave it to grow where it is if you have the required space. But pull out any like nut cutlet if you don't require a forest.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 10:03

Thankyou fidgetbones. Good news - it's regrowing already  I did feel like a murderer but it wasn't my plant. I will be looking after it from now on so it's gonna be fine.


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:44

Evening primrose - Oenothera bienis


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:38

Agree Leycesteria formosa



Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:21

I have cut mine back to about 12" above ground level where there are 2 bud. Should I cut to ground level to encourage new shoots to emerge from below ground?

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