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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Walnut Tree

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 17:34

It is a leaf gall mite. I found this site when I saw these bumps on my tree.

Unable to order offers

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 17:30

I've had lots of trouble in the past too. I phone my order through now. Stress free!


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 17:28

Try the Natural Beekeeping Website for details of courses in your area, Also Gareth John has a course running in early September. See the Simple Bees website.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 11:25

Ah - that would certainly be easier! Thanks.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 08:14

I have some lovely red monarda flowers and the bees love them. Is it easy to collect seed from these flowers and will they come true? I want to grow lots more next year.

Bee programme tonight

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 15:22

The biggest threat to any bee is the two legged one... whether it is spraying pesticide, creating green deserts or interfering with natural bee behaviour.

bumblebee nest

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 20:45

Can you provide a temporary weather shelter for the exposed cells? Perhaps a box or even the patio table will offer some protection. In a few weeks the queen will go off and hibernate and the workers will die.  Rats may be in the compost bin.

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 20:29

Borage & phacelia are both good for honeybees & bumbles.

Student needing feedback for class project! Please help! :D

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 13:04

I echo the responses above but also have the added problem of the base on large butts splitting at the base - and all the water runs away...!  Smaller butts don't seem to have this problem but that means I have to have more of them. I recently invested in a proper oak cask, at vast expense. It looks good but I dare not empty it because it will need soaking all over again!


Posted: 22/07/2013 at 14:37

I collect the run off water from my hot tap when doing the washing up (no dishwasher...)

Run the water straight into empty 4pint milk bottles, That goes straight into the watering can.

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

What do you do with grass clippings?

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Supa Drippa taps

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Planting Nerines

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No Aconites yet

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Bedding plants seedlings already!

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Potato Days

What a treat! 
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Pruning Winter Jasmine

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Lawn mowers from Screwfix

Value for money 
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Planting GW offer alliums

How deep? 
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Composting leaves in a dalek

Will they compost down? 
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Advice about crocosmia needed

My Crocs have not flowered... 
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Best value cloches

Novice needs expert guidance! 
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How easy is it to take seeds from these plants? 
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What can I put in now?

Foxgloves finished and a big space to fill... 
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