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Re: The Gardening Bed

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:04 pm

Hundreds of flowers in my garden at the mo, and not a single bee in sight.

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Post by Lord Kangana » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:59 pm

As I said elsewhere, any Laurel?
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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:23 am

Lord Kangana wrote:As I said elsewhere, any Laurel?
I have no laurel. I shall have to find what you said elsewhere.
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Post by bobo the clown » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:37 am

I had no idea laurel was a bee magnet. It explains a lot about my garden.

The thing with bees is that if you treat them with respect they generally leave you alone (I was going to say "leave you be" but decided against it).

Wasps, on the other hand, are bastards.
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:18 am

bobo the clown wrote:I had no idea laurel was a bee magnet. It explains a lot about my garden.

The thing with bees is that if you treat them with respect they generally leave you alone (I was going to say "leave you be" but decided against it).

Wasps, on the other hand, are bastards.
Shirley it defies the laws of physics that a bumble bee can even get off of the deck :?

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:29 am

Bruce Rioja wrote:
bobo the clown wrote:I had no idea laurel was a bee magnet. It explains a lot about my garden.

The thing with bees is that if you treat them with respect they generally leave you alone (I was going to say "leave you be" but decided against it).

Wasps, on the other hand, are bastards.
Shirley it defies the laws of physics that a bumble bee can even get off of the deck :?

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Very often, when laden with pollen, they can't...
and when that happens they waddle over to a flower to sup some energising nectar and meanwhile manage to loosen a considerable amount of pollen into the flower they're supping on, and hey presto everyone's a winner!
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:38 am

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:
bobo the clown wrote:I had no idea laurel was a bee magnet. It explains a lot about my garden.

The thing with bees is that if you treat them with respect they generally leave you alone (I was going to say "leave you be" but decided against it).

Wasps, on the other hand, are bastards.
Shirley it defies the laws of physics that a bumble bee can even get off of the deck :?

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Very often, when laden with pollen, they can't...
and when that happens they waddle over to a flower to sup some energising nectar and meanwhile manage to loosen a considerable amount of pollen into the flower they're supping on, and hey presto everyone's a winner!
You know, it like having David Bellamy's number to hand. Cheers, Spotto. :D
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Post by thebish » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:40 am

bobo the clown wrote:I had no idea laurel was a bee magnet. It explains a lot about my garden.

The thing with bees is that if you treat them with respect they generally leave you alone (I was going to say "leave you be" but decided against it).

Wasps, on the other hand, are bastards.
and hornets are double-bastards with bastarding knobs on...
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Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:42 am

thebish wrote:
bobo the clown wrote:I had no idea laurel was a bee magnet. It explains a lot about my garden.

The thing with bees is that if you treat them with respect they generally leave you alone (I was going to say "leave you be" but decided against it).

Wasps, on the other hand, are bastards.
and hornets are double-bastards with bastarding knobs on...
Aye. I have a resident hornet in my garden. It's about the size of a small bat and fecking dive bombs me continually :evil:

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Re: The Gardening Bed

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:25 pm

Next year's nasturtiums have already sprouted, the little buggers! They can't possibly survive over winter, can they?
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:33 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:Next year's nasturtiums have already sprouted, the little buggers! They can't possibly survive over winter, can they?
Up by mi ma's the croci are out in full splendour.
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Bruce Rioja wrote:
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:Next year's nasturtiums have already sprouted, the little buggers! They can't possibly survive over winter, can they?
Up by mi ma's the croci are out in full splendour.
It's a portent. Of what I don't know, but it's a portent.
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:40 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:Next year's nasturtiums have already sprouted, the little buggers! They can't possibly survive over winter, can they?
Up by mi ma's the croci are out in full splendour.
It's a portent. Of what I don't know, but it's a portent.
A portent of bloom?


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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:43 pm

^ *groooooooooooooooooooooooan*
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Re: The Gardening Bed

Post by thebish » Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:42 pm

planted 250 or so bulbs today - in the newly cleared rockery - miniature narcissus/tulips/grape hyacinths/iris of varying breed

then loaded up trailer and estate car with MOUNTAINS of rotting grass/leaves/weeds/hedge clippings/dead stuff and several more mountains of stuff that has needed to be taken to the tip for ages - massive old heavy CRT telly, old computer, dead rusted BBQ, old manky carpet, knackered dog bed... and got rid of the lot!!

cleared the side passageway of loads of accumulated cak, dead leaves, moss, broken pots, stack of huge flagstones i got off freecycle and will use one day...

sorted all the windfall apples off the lawn...

now I have a very virtuous feeling! Will only see the real benefit in spring, though...
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Post by bobo the clown » Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:46 pm

thebish wrote:planted 250 or so bulbs today - in the newly cleared rockery - miniature narcissus/tulips/grape hyacinths/iris of varying breed

then loaded up trailer and estate car with MOUNTAINS of rotting grass/leaves/weeds/hedge clippings/dead stuff and several more mountains of stuff that has needed to be taken to the tip for ages - massive old heavy CRT telly, old computer, dead rusted BBQ, old manky carpet, knackered dog bed... and got rid of the lot!!

cleared the side passageway of loads of accumulated cak, dead leaves, moss, broken pots, stack of huge flagstones i got off freecycle and will use one day...

sorted all the windfall apples off the lawn...

now I have a very virtuous feeling! Will only see the real benefit in spring, though...
So ... you'll be moving again soon I guess.
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Post by thebish » Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:48 pm

bobo the clown wrote:
thebish wrote:planted 250 or so bulbs today - in the newly cleared rockery - miniature narcissus/tulips/grape hyacinths/iris of varying breed

then loaded up trailer and estate car with MOUNTAINS of rotting grass/leaves/weeds/hedge clippings/dead stuff and several more mountains of stuff that has needed to be taken to the tip for ages - massive old heavy CRT telly, old computer, dead rusted BBQ, old manky carpet, knackered dog bed... and got rid of the lot!!

cleared the side passageway of loads of accumulated cak, dead leaves, moss, broken pots, stack of huge flagstones i got off freecycle and will use one day...

sorted all the windfall apples off the lawn...

now I have a very virtuous feeling! Will only see the real benefit in spring, though...
So ... you'll be moving again soon I guess.
bloody bastarding hope not now I've planted all the bastarding bulbs! :D
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Re: The Gardening Bed

Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:06 am

So, that time of year is almost upon us again. Last year I had to have my drive relaid and now I have a a strip between the drive and the lawn that has nowt in it. This strip is about 60cm wide by about 15 metres long. What I'd like to put in it is stuff that comes into bloom, not all at once, but at different times throughout the Summer. Then I'd like it to do the same next year and so on. Any suggestions?
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Re: The Gardening Bed

Post by thebish » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:23 pm

did my first mow of the year yesterday! very early for me (it's usually in about June...)
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Re: The Gardening Bed

Post by Worthy4England » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:14 pm

thebish wrote:did my first mow of the year yesterday! very early for me (it's usually in about June...)
Yes - so did our gardener. :D

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