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Talkback: Bumblebee rescue

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 12:08
Wish I had seen this earlier, I found a small bumblebee in the house the other day on the window blinds so I picked it up and took it outside into the garden. If I had known about the sugar solution I would have made some up, I do hope it was alright after I let it go.

Greenhouse

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 22:21

Can any one recomend a good greenhouse. I am on my second greenhouse in 3 years both having collapsed due to the weather. I was thnking one the lines of a wooden one this time as my previous ones were aluminium with pvc panels. I have had to repair mine twice this year due to the weight of snow and have just carried out a botch up to protect some seeds but fear that a good blast of wind or some more snow will permenantly see to its end. 

Apple /Pear trees

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 22:05

If they are on dwarf root stock then you can leave them in pots and just add a good quality feed every few months during the growing season. You can also feet tomato feed once a week when the fruit are starting to swell if you keep them in their pots. I have cherry, apple and plum trees in pots that are approx 5 years old and they gave a good crop last year and as they were in pots I could move them around the garden when we had the hevey wind and rain last year.

Cats

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 21:57

I once tried orange peel with some limited success but have had to purchase a powder called get off due to the cold weather.

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Talkback: Bumblebee rescue

Wish I had seen this earlier, I found a small bumblebee in the house the other day on the window blinds so I picked it up and took it outsid... 
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Greenhouse

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Last Post: 09/04/2013 at 08:49
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