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Old Monday 30th June 2008, 10:13
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Visiting the hardy geraniums this morning ...
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Old Monday 30th June 2008, 11:46
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Fabulous pictures Kits, I'm still struggling with our new camera to take any decent pics of insects but I am pretty good at taking pics of flowers, cos they don't fly away a soon as I am ready to click
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Old Tuesday 1st July 2008, 13:58
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Been practising today with the camera and thought I would post this picture as it looks so bright and sunny just like the weather today
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lovely Cicely, nice bright flower too
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Old Tuesday 1st July 2008, 14:32
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Very well captured, Cicely.
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Old Tuesday 1st July 2008, 15:59
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Excellent, Kits and Cicely. Well done, both of you!

I can add another species to my garden list, I now have wool carder bees too.

They gather the hairs from plants (in this instance it was on rose campion, but I have been growing lambs ears for this purpose), bundle them up and then fly off with the bundle to line their nests.
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Old Tuesday 1st July 2008, 16:34
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Old Tuesday 1st July 2008, 16:36
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How interesting, you learn something new everyday when you garden for wildlife and what amazing creatures bees are, I didn't realise there was so many different varieties.
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How interesting, Honesty. I have learned so much from this forum.
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Old Tuesday 8th July 2008, 13:41
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Some more buzzy bees. They seem to love the purple hardy geranium; every time I go near it there are lots on it. They prefer it to the pink, the white and the very pale pink. Now the liquorice plant (don't know if that is its correct name) is out, they are enjoying that too.
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