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Yesterday i noticed a few bees flying down to near where i was sat and going under my patio. They appeared to have dug themselves a tunnel and setting up home. I've only seen upto 3 bees at once so the colony may not be big but they keep coming
Last year I made a hedgehog house, dont knpow yet whether I had one take up residence as I havent looked yet We saw bees using a small hole under a waterfall construction in the garden, last year and could hear noise of the activity under there,(bees
hello, having decided at the beginning of last year to try and encourage more bees/butterflies and then planted the relevant plants/flowers (then we had the wettest summer so far !!!). i would now like to help even further by building
This does not make sense, if you want to be bee friendly just pull it out by hand or chop it down? Sometimes buddleia and valerian grow out of walls, so it's very difficult to eradicate them by hand.
in to get some colour. Ive bought lavender to attract the bees but wondered if anyone had any ideas? - i've lost so many to slugs and our clay over the years. I have clay soil (old brickworks next door) and Japanese Anemone grows well, but they do seem
Hello Richard,I saw my first swift today here in Ewell, it's the first since 31th July last year.How do they know when it's the end of July and time to leave.Oldchippy. They leave as soon as their young are fledged. They never land except to breed. The swifts finally arrived on ...
How can one remove a lawn bee infestation? HI Mike, I read in March edition of Gardeners World that these bees are called Tawny mining bees and they build their nests in sunny lawns and borders from March to May. They say that these bees
The trend for too long now has been to develop, market and grow large, blowsy, double flowers. Not sure if nature ever evolved any doubles or whether they are an unnautural abberation. And what about the poor bees and their various cousins
If you haven't listened to this delightful programme, I can't recommend it highly enough. It's a serialisation of a book about bumble bees, 15 minutes per episode. I have heard the first two and can't wait for the others, http