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that the bees were parasitised by wax moth? In which case I would definitely clean it out. There may be wax moth cocoons still there, which will hatch into moths ready to infect a new bumblebee nest.Kate hi kate,yes your right [you have a good memory] i did have
can work around them. Kate Bradbury thought they could be a bumblebee, but they are too small. Reply to JulesMeat is meat to a wasp, whether it comes in the form of insect prey or is pilfered from sandwiches. You should always be wary of wasps visiting
happens and fleeced those that are delicate. i also have roses in flower. Te bumblebees are gorging themselves on my heathers which are flowering early this year. But the snowdrops have kept to their usual schedule. This one usually flowers end Dec
waterfeature in the rockery as we've got a bigger one for the bumblebee border which I've planned. Hot chocolate required - I'm freezing. Brrrrrrrrrr jean, could do with a hot choc. I think a weekend of pondering plants is in order G'day Not musch planned
I'm sorry - I just couldn't resist this: "Anne Wareham hates gardening. She hates planting bulbs (‘I wasn’t made with a hinge in my back’). She hates cutting things down, cutting them back and pulling them out. She hates weeding. She hates the boring repetition of sowing seeds, m...
think generally all hibernating creatures will emerge later this year than other years as it's been so cold. I certainly haven't seen any bumblebee queens yet, last year there were loads on the wing by now (where I live, anyway). I would definitely put
Botanic Garden is the goldcrest, our smallest bird. In the spring the young take no notice of people and hop round the yew hedges at a terrific speed, so small you can hardly distinguish them from a bumblebee except for the colour. The adult birds tend
the bumblebees have grown very found of them. Oh! and my leaf cutter insects. I have field mice in the garden as we back onto open countryside, We are fortunate to have a high number of birds of prey which often hunt over the garden, along with the local cats
Here goes the full on month of June Some more photos, hope you don't get bored and just to show the massive gaps... An Invitation to View Junw 2012. Ok,so here is the garden this morning. I could go through and put names on the plan...
Any tips for looking after my 5 year old olive tree. The leaves have gone yellow and are dropping off, they also have black spots with a yellow halo around them. What am I doing wrong. It may be over-wet - is it in a particularly soggy piece of ground? No I still have it in a po...