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honey bees

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:59

I just tried to message you but the website would not let me. 

Found this in Derbyshire.  

It may be near you. Also check out the Natural Beekeeping Trust for information. They are based in Sussex but the website is good. 

This chap is excellent too.  

Good luck

honey bees

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:37

We have Warre hives. They are not a joke and easy to run. Try to find a 'Natural Beekeeping' group near you and join them if possible. Where are you? Their emphasis is on caring for the bee, not honey so much.

water borne diseases

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:12

 What disease? How? 


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 14:24

What is soil solarization?

What plants should I be feeding now?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 16:58

Thanks for that. I'd forgotten about the blueberries! 

What plants should I be feeding now?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 10:40

I know that plant feeding should be tailing off now... I think. What needs feeding for the next few weeks?

Chocolate Cosmos

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:32

Bump. Someone will know.

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 08:59

I do. I grew a free pack of seeds three years ago and they have been brilliant. They are a bit floppy so I've had to support them. They have flowered constantly since June and respond well to deadheading. I have not fed them yet but the bed gets mulched in the winter.

I have not got heleniums. I wanted some but they need moist ground and I have desert like conditions - hot, dry & chalky soil.  Hope that all helps!

Collecting seed from Cerinthe

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 14:35

It was when I collected my cerinthe seeds that I realised just how extortionate seeds are to buy! I think I collected about 200 seeds and the original packet only had 12.

No longer receiving email notifications

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 20:12

I have to sign in every time I look at the forum too now. Nuisance.

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