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There's Gratitude For You.....

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:09

Ha! Ha! Thanks folks It did smart a bit, however, I lived to tell the tale - what a trooper, eh - and so did the bee (although for a fleeting moment I was tempted to merge its *rse with its face courtesy of my size 9, although that wouldn't have been very bee friendly now, would it). From the bee's perspective I can imagine an armpit isn't the best place to find yourself......

And as it for it being a 'kiss', isn't that a bit like punching someone in the face and then saying you were just patting them on the head?

Glad it was only a smallish bee, though. Took a picture of a right monster further up the garden, earlier, trying to get itself into foxglove flower. Glad it wasn't that one I can tell you. Might try and post a picture of it as it was quite something.

As for motorbikes, bees and helmet visors....sounds like a recipe for a very unpleasant accident!!!

Rgds

Adam

There's Gratitude For You.....

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 18:55

..... you spend your time making the garden a bee friendly paradise then one of the little critters decides to hitch a ride on your shirt', unrequested,and then sting you for the privilege!! Right in the armpit as well..........Grrrrr 

Novice Gardner - help with plant appreciated

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 17:09

Fantastic looking specimen! Easy to take cuttings from, too!!

rgds

Adam

Best bee/butterfly border plant.

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 20:07

Polemonium!! Good call! 

Just noticed an error (ahem). I said Scabious 'Blue Bedder'. I meant Echium 'Blue Bedder' ..... Oops. I've got the giant Scabious..... Can't recall the variety

A good Bee shrub is a Ceanothus! When mines in flower its usually covered in bees.... You can hear it buzzing!

rgds

Adam

Best bee/butterfly border plant.

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 16:53

Monarda, Scabious (eg Blue Bedder), Foxgloves: great for bees

Sedum Spectabile (Ice Plant) is brilliant for butterflies.

Many more suggestions will be coming to keep you busy, I'm sure

Rgds

Adam

Novice Gardener - Weed Identification Please

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 22:37

It can be dug out if you have the time and inclination. We had bindweed rife at the top end of our garden four years ago. I dug several bin bags of roots out and have not had any re growth (and I don't claim to have removed every piece). The received wisdom that every bit of root left behind will regrow is probably a bit wide of the mark. Every piece left behind has the capacity to regrow but not all will as they won't all be valid.

If you have the time and energy to dig and use glyphosate combined you can minimise any re growth quite effectively.

Good luck with whichever method you go for

Novice Gardener - Weed Identification Please

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 20:09

Yup! Bindweed

Cosmos Seedlings

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 08:37

Nearly forgot to plant Cosmos this year!! Only planted up my seeds on Wednesday! They are already through, today (phew), and are normally quick growers so not worried about being behind! I'm sure your seedlings will be fine! Once consistent warmer weather arrives they'll surge ahead!

Rgds

Adam

 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 22:27

Wow! Some of you got out in the garden! I'm jealous! You must have had better weather than here in Notts. Been wazzing it down nearly all day here. Took a squelch up the garden and came back in quickly as there was a hole in my garden shoe which, to quote the song, was letting in water!! Hopefully it will be better at the weekend!  Need to battle the willow herb

rgds

Adam

mind your own

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 10:41

Don't do it!!!!!! You WILL regret it! We inherited it in our garden when we moved in and it is a right royal PITA. It creeps, it spreads and puts out rooted mats of new growth and it just loves damp areas. If you like the duckweed/green algae look and don't mind doing battle with your garden... go for it. I can though save you some expense.....you can have mine for free rather than go buy it 

 

Rgds

Adam

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