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VERY UPSET WITH WASPS!!

I went out in the garden this morning in order to notice a wasp nest under the gutters of my house. It happens again and...

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costas4

16 Oct, 2016
Costas4

Pollen collectors.

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The flowers on one of my cacti recently attracted some hoverflies. They were there for ages in the sunshine, and I could...

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hywel

3 Aug, 2014
Hywel

Organic v pesticide control

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I'm a supporter of the organic way if possible. The lacewing fly is a point in case. Use a spray to get rid of aphids and...

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scotsgran

14 Dec, 2013
Scotsgran

Facing my fears.

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Just a quick update on the bug, as in insect, that alarmed Mouldy. As you can see from the photo below this wee creature...

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mouldy

26 Aug, 2013
Mouldy

thanks everyone

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thanks for looking at blog dylans walkies i know it only interests a few but as some will know i had difficulty putting photos...

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snoopdog

14 Aug, 2013
Snoopdog

Bee fetish?

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Sorry, I know you will all soon think that I have some sort of fetish about bees, but I don't! It was just that as I was...

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honeysucklegold

7 Aug, 2013
Honeysucklegold

what is this creepie

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i found this in my soil when i was repotting strawberries, i have only seen one other in the garden just curious??

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andrea_g6

28 Aug, 2012
Andrea_g6

Busy burrowing bee....

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T noticed this bee digging a hole in the lawn yesterday evening. He was tunneling into the rough area beneath the hedge...

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homebird

10 Aug, 2012
Homebird

Wee ginger bumble bee

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In my opinion, yesterday, Friday 20th July has been the best 'summer' day by far. No rain-not even a tiny 10 second shower...

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scottish

21 Jul, 2012
Scottish

Dragonflies

At the back of top pond are a few clumps of Iris Laevigata where the dragonflies lay their eggs. Two afternoons running I...

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linmar

20 Jul, 2012
Linmar

Gnarly_gnome honey bees

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Quick blog this time but if intrest shown will do a regular one ??. I have kept bees about 20 years so have seen the downward...

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gnarly_gnome

7 Jul, 2012
Gnarly_gnome

Bee Rescue

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This morning I found a bee looking very sorry for itself on my back door mat. It didn't respond to being prodded, but I...

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geranium_gem

1 Jul, 2012
Geranium_gem

Shiny beetle.... ' Cetonia aurata '

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Today as i had a day off i decided to re-evaluate the delphiniums as they were looking a bit sad to say the least, so i cut...

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surreylad

13 Jun, 2012
Surreylad

Unusual garden visitor

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Whilst I was gardening this afternoon, clearing up flattened plants and picking up fallen twigs following the very strong...

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shirley_tulip

9 Jun, 2012
Shirley_tulip

dragonfly

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Went into the garden today to take advantage of the rare sunshine to get some work done, however when passing the pond i...

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jenfren

4 Jun, 2012
Jenfren

Solar lights become nests!

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My 3 solar lights were not working properly and when I shook them they rattled as if they had water in them. They are sealed...

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drc726

2 Jun, 2012
Drc726

I spied in the garden today....something beginning with S!

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SPIDERS.....Arachniphobes this is your warning to look away now! Heading up to the shed today-I glimpsed at what I thought...

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scottish

30 May, 2012
Scottish

Keeping Mason Bees

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I promised folk that I would do a blog on keeping Mason Bees, now these are NOT the type of bee that drills into cement...

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grandmage

12 Mar, 2012
Grandmage

Unusual Visitor

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Hi all We were looking out of the window at 8.30 this morning when we saw this little visitor .... We couldn't work out...

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tony1247

5 Oct, 2011
Tony1247

Beautiful Garden Spider

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I know some people are creeped out by spiders,but this one is so lovely.I put a piece of purple satin behind her web so you...

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sunburychick

2 Sep, 2011
Sunburychick

Ladybird and their Lava

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This is a story of birth and adult hood.... of an insect lol... This Year I've noticed a great increase on the ladybird population...

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surreylad

8 Jun, 2011
Surreylad

UGH BUG

The war of 76 : 1976 that is. Never heard of it? Surprising really as millions died in that field of conflict all those years...

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smileamyl

6 Dec, 2010
Smileamyl

Problems with japanese Beetles

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The roses are lovely this time of year! If anyone has trouble with japanese beetles (like I do) look here: http://www.allaboutrosegardening.com/Spray-Guide-for-Roses.html...

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the_rose_lady

28 Jun, 2010
The_rose_lady

Buff-tip Moth (Phalera bucephala)

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This is one of the more common species of British moths although it disguises itself like a twig so is not often seen. The...

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tanny

4 Dec, 2009
Tanny

Pictorial life of a Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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In late July two thousand and six, my wife and I were strolling back from the bird hide at the RSPB Inner Marsh Farm, Burton....

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tanny

3 Dec, 2009
Tanny

My Home Grown Rhododendron & Friends???

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It stopped Raining & i needed to try out My Re-set Camera Settings so i went into My Garden & took some Pics Of My...

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jacque

16 Nov, 2009
Jacque

A lovely spring day ..for autumn.

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Late October and the sun was shining birds singing what a lovely day says Jane ..get your shorts on and climb in the pond...

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bonkersbon

29 Oct, 2009
Bonkersbon

Pretty Little Lady Birds

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Yesterday i took a little walk around my Flower Borders 2 see whats Flowering & whats almost Finished Flowering ? I had...

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jacque

3 Aug, 2009
Jacque

A Wasp Nest In My Extra Wild Garden Area :( ................................................

Friday Tea Time i was clearing away some Flower Dead Heads & tipped them on top of some other rotting Plants when i heard...

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jacque

5 Jul, 2009
Jacque

My Travels With A Ladybird !

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Whilst i was deadheading the Scabiosa the usual buzzing visitors were working around me and there were 3 Ladybirds on the...

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louise1

30 Jun, 2009
Louise1

Lavender pest

Today I found about 10 strange shiney metalic beetles on my lavender run down the path. Intrigued I looked them up and found...

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janiemclean

15 Jun, 2009
Janiemclean

My nests for wildlife insects.....

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Hi! I've finally finished this lil' project! I took the idea from the Wildlife BBC shows. There were some canes in the shed...

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craftnutter

18 Apr, 2009
Craftnutter

watch out-lily beetle about!

Have just found the first lily beetle on my lilies- blast the little blighters. Looking back at last years diary, they appeared...

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mageth

14 Apr, 2009
Mageth

Industry

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Entering the shed this afternoon I found a wasp building her nest and decided to take a couple of photographs. I hope you...

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toto

8 Apr, 2009
Toto

Fatal Attraction

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Bzzzzzzz that looks a good place to land bzzzzzz...... Hmmmmm....what's all this then? Bzzzz. I spotted this fly exploring...

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Sid

20 Mar, 2009
Sid

wasps

this evening my daughter discovered there is a wasp's nest in an old guitar in our garden shed, and no they are not making...

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irish

15 Jul, 2008
Irish

More Wildlife!!!!Part3....

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Never seen so many Ladybirds in My Garden & these are 2 more i pictured climbing around&enjoying the Sunshine of...

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jacque

11 Apr, 2008
Jacque

ANTS

Yesterday and today, while trying to tidy the edges of my grassy areas, I kept disturbing ants... they didn't appreciate...

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spritzhenry

4 Aug, 2007
Spritzhenry