Latest posts by PaperFlowers

Leaf cutter bee nesting in my alpine pot!

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 17:15

It lives next to where I like eating my dinner so should be able to get some awesome pictures while I eat. I'll water sparingly and watch out for little bee armbands 

Leaf cutter bee nesting in my alpine pot!

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 12:39

There's a leafcutter bee nesting in a smallish wide terracotta pot on my patio table! The pot has only a coulple of plants in and the bee has burrowed under one of them - I've been watching it go back and forth with leaves all morning 

My question is this: does anyone know if I can still water the plants? Just a little I mean. Also, does anyone know how long thet take to build their nests? By partners awat until Tuesday and hes going to be gutted he missed this!




Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:01

Mine are all between 2 and 5 inches tall with absolutely no sign of flowering



Feline Invaders.....AKA Cats

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 14:18

Can't cats be trained just to go in a litter tray? That is to say, if a cat is litter trained will it not just go in it's tray (accessed via a cat flap I assume) and not people's gardens? I have always wondered why this wouldn't solve the problem.

Random plant appearing in garden

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 14:26

Looks like a sunflower seedling to me - they have surprisingly thick and rubbery baby leaves.

Do you feed the birds? Perhaps one of them has sown this for you....


Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:14

Hi Frances, the leaves do die back just as alliums start to bud. Mine have been in flower for three weeks now and have no leaves whatsoever. It's my first year doing them, but I have no reason to doubt they will flower next year

Seedling Id

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:32

Will the larkspur flower this year? How will you look after the seedlings from now on? I've got a packet of seed, but not really up for any more pots of stuff....

Is there such a thing as dark purple stem snap dragons?

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:29

I think it must be fairly common - I've got loads of snapdgragons grown from a generic pack of seeds 'Snapdragons - perfect for children' and quite a few have purple stems and purple edged leaves. Some even have leaves with bright pink edges!

Alcea / hollyhock

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 14:55

What a coincidence! I have just acquired two Charter's Doubles in Apricot. I was thinking of putting them against the NW facing front wall of my house, which gets very little direct sunlght, bu tis damp, along with a couple of lupins. So the exact opposite if you!

I look forward to seeing what the verdict is!


Bee spotting guide

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 11:21

Thanks hh!

I can't belive how many different types there are!

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