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bumblebee boxes to buy or not to buy

Posted: Today at 13:28

We have bumblebees nesting in the ground, in old mouse holes and in clumps of grass. They also like old bird boxes. We did not bother to create special bumblebee boxes. 

However, my husband made several 'bee hotels' last year from scrap wood, filled them with cut up bamboo and bark. Brilliant. We had lots of fun watching them being explored by solitary bees of all types which subsequently nested. This year we have had an explosion in the population of solitary bees, mining bees and other types. I love it!

 

 

Bulbs in containers

Posted: Today at 11:14

I did this last year, following the advice on here and the GW programme. It was quite effective. The technique was called 'lasagne planting'. If you google it, I'm sure the method will come up. Good luck.

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:34

OK will do. Thanks!

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 14:22

Hmm. Thank you Edd for that advice. I have a round 'Can -o-worms' kind of wormery on legs. I took it out of the greenhouse about a month ago. I did wonder about putting the legs into water & bowls, which I will do. I think I will put some tea dregs in there too. I don't really like the idea of poison, just want them to move out. I suppose the water bowls will have to wait a few days then!   Thank you.

Rain

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 11:05

Mine too! I rely on rain days for cleaning up and cooking proper food! Lived on pizzas for weeks...

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:56

Edd - I have ants in my wormery. The soil was disturbed and they were very busy. Should I worry?  Your advice is needed! Thanks.

Sick hebe

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 14:15

I haven't got a clue about whether it is tall or dwarf! It's about 2 foot tall right now and leggy. Technically incompetent with a camera & stuff like that...so no pic. However, I will cut back to a bud  and give it a seaweed feed. Then cross fingers! Thank you for your advice.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:26

I love this thread! I lurk  and catch up on everyone's news. Also learn lots - would never have thought to water the potatoes (thanks HF1!)

 

Bit cool today so have to put on warmer clothing.

Sick hebe

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:20

The two hebes in my front garden look very poorly. They have some bare branches, some yellowing leaves and only a little new growth. They are about 5 years old and in a south facing bed which does get quite warm.

Does anyone have any advice or is it the end for them?  

Potato planting dilemma

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 17:28

I have to go away for several weeks. The dilemma is should I plant my chitted Charlotte potatoes now or wait until middle of April? Any advice welcome!

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Sick hebe

Bare branches and worse 
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Potato planting dilemma

Going away... 
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Hiring a lawn scarifier

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Sarah Raven Sales

Are they worth it? 
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Washing fleece

This is not housework gone mad ... 
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Plants in France

Cheaper than UK 
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What plants should I be feeding now?

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Snowberry advice needed

How best to care? 
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Saving peas for seed

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Help with cucumbers

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Cucumbers outdoors?

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Garlic rust

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Munched broadbeans

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Growing meconopsis

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Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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