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Bird box where bees had been all summer....

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 17:05


we'd been advised to clear out our bird box having been lucky enough to have bees in it all summer. The bees have long since left (we thought).

When we opened it up it was full of garden debris and also some long cream tubes, which had what looked like a bright yellow / cream coloured maggot wriggling out of one. There is a whole cluster of these tubes and they have burrowed into the wood of the box. We also thought that we saw some movement in the debris, maybe a bee, so we have put it back together and put it back in the garden. 

Might bees be hibernating in there? Also, does anyone know what the maggot like things are? Much larger than a maggot in size.  We took some photos very quickly....

Burrowed into the wood....


Blood moon....

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 20:22

Doesnt quite do it justice but here goes...

 And earlier....


Blood moon....

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 20:05

Between 2.15 and 3am. I bet it's amazing where you are Jo47! 

So bright!  The sky seems particularly black too. I've never seen the moon so clearly. The grey bits against the cream are really defined. 

Is it over the hill yet pansy?

Blood moon....

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 19:39


Can anyone else see tonight's amazing moon? It's so bright here. A real beauty. 


Azaleas, camellias and rhodies in pots.....over wintering?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 19:14

Thanks both ever so much. I think I'll keep the smaller ones inside the greenhouse and the three larger ones in sheltered spots. 

Hope you've both had a lovely day.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 11:04

I think I might sew some sequins onto my gardening jeans! Amazing outfits! 

What to grow indoors in Sept / Oct / Nov

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 10:59

Brilliant Buttercup. Fantastic post!

Azaleas, camellias and rhodies in pots.....over wintering?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 09:27

Good morning!  

Scruffs are on, ready to get busy!

Do folks tend to put pots of azaleas, camellias and rhodies in the greenhouse over winter, or do they do ok left outside in a protected spot? Just space planning!


Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 23:36

Really hope you manage to get it sorted DD. What lovely people on this forum. The kindness and support is just wonderful. Really moving.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 20:22

What a lovely garden Lou12.

Discussions started by Tootles

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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Have the photos been superimposed?

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Proposal on the local gardening show!

He's only gone and done it! 
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Morning has broken

Just had to share.... 
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Some random questions....

Planning from my sofa! 
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How to get some good ones. 
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Plant ID help please

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Boooo. No more GW until spring.

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Border plant... 
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Strange problem....

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Gardener's rewards...

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Not quite ripe seeds....

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Bird box where bees had been all summer....

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