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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
I have a little colony of these in the front garden in very sandy soil behind a retaining wall. They have now appeared in the back lawn as well. Playing peek a boo with the camera. Nice fb. I've never managed to get a pic of one in residence.
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 ...
I haveadustbin half filled with rotting leaves, may be a couple of apples in there too. there are 30/40 yellow and black stripped 1/2" insects on top of the leaves by the end of the day they are sitting on the sides. iwhat do you think they are? should I wedge they lid open sli...
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