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Wasp nest - potential problem

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 14:56

Thank you RG - that makes a lot of sense.

As there is a largeish patch of autumn fruiting raspberries close by plus well laden apple & quince trees they might not be moving on anytime soon.

Might have a word with the landscaper to see if he wants to delay doing the work for a few weeks.

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Posted: 26/09/2017 at 14:05

Ooops - I meant Tom Schneider - not Paul - thought it looked wrong as I was writing it

Either way it's lovely.

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Posted: 26/09/2017 at 13:55

That is beautiful Joyce - is it a Paul Schneider piece?

I love his work - seriously covetable

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Posted: 26/09/2017 at 10:25

Snap Joyce

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Posted: 26/09/2017 at 10:25

S'not me either - I've just stripped the bed so lots of unmentionables going on here...

...and if I was The Mole I'd tell myself to b&&ger off out of my lawn - 2 new mole hills today - grrr

Wasp nest - potential problem

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 09:56

Does anybody know when I can reasonably expect wasps to leave their nest?

There is a nest below ground in the corner of one of my raised beds and the wasps are still very active. I've left it alone all summer because I know that wasps can be a gardener's friend.

The problem I have is that my landscaper has been booked (for some time) to start work in that area at the beginning of November. He will be lifting and re-laying concrete slabs which abut this corner of the raised bed. He will be replacing the fence at the back of the bed and also reducing the size of the same raised bed.

The wasps haven't really bothered me all summer but I suspect they will be seriously disturbed and angry if they are still there when the landscaper starts and I feel I have a duty of care to him and his assistant. 

I was hoping the wasps might have started to pack their bags about now but they look as busy as ever...

Anybody know for sure?

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Posted: 26/09/2017 at 09:25

I always was the naughty one in class - making ink bombs out of blotting paper

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Posted: 26/09/2017 at 07:27

Morning  Pansy Pauline & Chey - sounds like you all had rubbish nights. Maybe a little siesta after lunch? 

This morning I shall be mainly vaccing and dusting downstairs. While that's happening the washing will be on and this afternoon I will do the ironing while I catch up with The Archers.

Tee hee such naughty children - while the teacher's away .... etc

Didn't see my little feline friend yesterday - guess he was snuggled up with his proper mummy. Will be nice if he visits regularly in future.

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Posted: 25/09/2017 at 22:41

Uni C was good tonight (ie I got a few right). Time for bed now - OH has an early start tomorrow.

Have a good hols LB.

Hope the drier turns up early Cheyn - nothing worse than getting up early & delivery doesn't arrive till lunchtime

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Posted: 25/09/2017 at 16:00

Afternoon all

Office this morning and cooking this afternoon. Doing a couple of meals (Hot Pot and Indonesian Pork) to freeze to take with us on holiday - it will make catering easier.

Pauline - what rotten news for you this morning. Sending my very best wishes to you - hope we can provide some light relief in the coming weeks.

Good luck to all those attending the dentist. Does anybody like going to the dentist? Except Joyce, of course, - her dentist has dreamy eyes.... My dentist is a little Chinese girl who hums and sings softly as she works.

For all Real Ale lovers - I live just outside Speckled Hen town. From the smell as I was passing the brewery this morning I would say they were doing a big mash up today. What with that and the sugar beet factory there are some very distinctive smells in and around Bury St Edmunds at this time of year

I'm thinking about visiting Bodnant Garden next week if the weather's good. Has anyone been? Is it good? Was hoping for some fiery autumn displays and perhaps some autumnal leaf colour.

Was also looking at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens although their restricted opening times might not work. Again - has anyone been?

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