overwintering Photos & Videos

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Ladybugs shacking up in your home unannounced in large numbers isn't very lady-like. Learn more about how to eliminate them as well as other #overwintering pests here: https://buff.ly/2ObJ4nW #pestcontrol

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This bespoke Victorian glasshouse was built with a row of integrated cold frames. Cold frames give gardeners more flexibility and extend the growing season. Depending on your location, you can use your cold frames to keep veggies like carrots, beets and lettuce cozy all season long. Or prepare for Spring blooms by sowing seeds for Foxgloves, Hollyhocks and Canterbury bells, then transplanting to cold frames for overwintering.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #glasshouse #greenhouse #hartleybotanic #coldframes #greenhousetips #overwintering #gardenlovers #gardening #gardenersofinstagram #greenhouses #greenhouselove #gardentips

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I dug up and brought in all of my peppers over the weekend because of temps forecasted to be below freezing. When i brought my habanero plant in there was 20 or so green peppers still on the plant. Now i have at least 4 turning yellow/orange with new blossoms! I was so afraid that they wouldn't survive the move in but it was worth a try to prevent them from freezing and I'm so pleased they're doing well!! . . . . . . . #habanero #habaneropepper #thateverydaykira #urbanhomestead #urbanhomesteading #homegrown #fall #autumn #october #oklahoma #capsicum #garden #fallgarden #eattherainbow #healthyeating #gardenlife #frommygarden #gardengrown #growsomethinggreen #thehappygardeninglife #urbangardening #eatlocal #growyourownfood #ripening #peppers #greentoorange #orange #growbabygrow #overwintering #spicy

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Patiently waiting for warm weather for a final cleansing flight for the #bees and then time to move indoors for #overwintering

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Snugs as bugs in rugs 🤗🐝 Not counting the bees in quarantine, I have 365 bees in nurseries and my folks have 158. So between us we have 523 bees in my bee cabinet ready to sleep soundly until next year. Need to compare last year’s bee numbers, but my parents only had 39 leaf cutter bees. With notes taken as to where each species were in what garden/height/direction I now need to check for patterns and what plants/trees/shrubs/flowers were nearby. That took AGES! 😅🐝 Can’t wait to meet you babees 🤗💕 #bee #solitarybees #overwintering #babees #leafcutterbee #osmialeaiana #beekeeping #solitarybeekeeping #emsbeeandbee #emtomology #mummabear #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #pollinators #🐝 #snugasabug #snugasabuginarug #😴

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Another shiny seal/plug 🤔 Inside a cane I looked at a week or so ago in the über hive that was exactly the same shininess, when opening, tiny, almost honey-like cells were visible but empty ☹️ this one has something inside. In fact it has a few somethings inside... Marked it up as another ‘?’ but am intrigued over this...might be a Hylaeus species? 🤔 #bee #solitarybees #overwintering #babees #leafcutterbee #solitarywasp #beekeeping #solitarybeekeeping #emsbeeandbee #emtomology #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #pollinators #🐝 #iwannabeshiny

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Solitary bee mums are a protective bunch 🐝 I never get tired of seeing the lengths they’ll go to protecting babees they’ll never know/meet or nurture. Thought I’d put a ruler next to some of the leaf cutter canes I opened today. Some had less cells than protection. The leaf pieces and various masticated wall pattern changes from cane-to-cane, bee-to-bee. Though each species has it own unique way of protecting their babees, they mix it up to protect (I believe) the predators they know are about. #bee #solitarybees #overwintering #babees #leafcutterbee #osmialeaiana #beekeeping #solitarybeekeeping #emsbeeandbee #emtomology #mummabear #nature #wildlife #naturephotography #naturelovers #pollinators #🐝

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We’re hoping to make more use of our polytunnels this winter by using them to overwinter a larger variety of crops than previous years. I spent the morning creating “mini cargo nets” or “spider webs” for peas to grow up over the chillier months. We will be growing Pea “Douce Provence”- a variety ideally suited for this purpose. Fingers crossed we will be able to sample these deliciously sweet delights in the new year. #pea #nets #climbing #polytunnel #overwintering #protectedenvironment #trysomethingnew #freshvegallyear #gardenstructure #vegetablegarden #sissinghurstcastle #sissinghurst #sissinghurstvegetablegarden

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I took my Seigen bonsai to the cottage for overwintering. The tree has never been as green after the summer as this year. Normally the pink spring leaves fade into whitish green in the autumn. #gardening #bonsai #japanesemaples #overwintering

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I always loved #fern and #moss 😍 but here in #Finland air inside is so dry that you have to basicly create a terrarium to keep them alive but at the moment I cannot allow it to myself 😅. However, this year I had many plants in the #balcony and will be #experimenting with #overwintering techniques, so I decided to add into my experiment some mosses and one fern. Wish me and them some luck! I heard this winter might be very harsh 😣 . . . #Helsinki #plants #hobby #autumn #green

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Our #sweetpea plant has managed to survive the mild Winter this year and has started producing its first blooms!

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Woodland Green 1 🐝 And now I’m utterly confused 🤔 Within this hotel was a little orange-vented hatchling from this year. I found her confused and covered in pollen and after safe guarding her cane when cracking it I found four of her babees and a long area loaded with loose pollen. Considering the amount of babies these little bees seem to produce, I’m guessing she moved into this hotel towards the end of her life. I also have my first red Mason/leaf cutter bee shared bamboo cane, though the leaf cutters were not successful. Seeing as the red Mason is a spring bee it would’ve had to chew past the summer bees to get out? Then there are the parasites situated within the Red Mason cells and this is puzzling...some cells failed, but even with these parasites present in other cell chambers, other red Mason’s have successfully spun cocoons and developed?!? I’ve searched through each effected chamber and where cocoons have developed, I’ve candled and cleaned them and they’re all fully formed Mason bees who are a-wiggling and a-buzzing! 🤔 So that’s kinda got me stumped! Not your average chalcid and the spaghetti poo from whatever this parasite is, is new to me this year... So in this hotel 25 leaf cutter babies, 4 orange-vented Mason bees and 29 Red Mason bees (10 of which are in quarantine nurseries). *wibble* 😅🐝 #beehotel #emsbeeandbee #overwintering #babees #bee #solitarybeekeeper #masonbees #beekeeping #solitarybees #leafcutterbee #osmialeaiana #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #naturelovers #pollinators #bughotel #🐝 #entomology

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My folks other bee boxes 🐝 At the other end of the garden two more boxes were situated due to lots of leaf cutter activity. With only one cell being taken over by chalcid wasps the total between the two was 51 leaf cutter bee babies. Only leaf cutters used these hotels. There are lots of bugs inside the bee hotels and I need to research all of them, but I found a little caterpillar enjoying the leaf padding left behind by one mummy leaf cutter bee and wondered if he chewed a cocoon on his travels? My first sighting of what I believe is a spider-hunting wasp (I think 🤔 look at those antennas wiggle 😄) as lots of little spiders are inside the hotels. Everything other than the babies were safely released back into my folks garden...even the little bug who was playing possum, who was in fact alive 🤗 #beehotel #emsbeeandbee #overwintering #babees #bee #solitarybeekeeper #beekeeping #solitarybees #leafcutterbee #spiderhuntingwasp #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #naturelovers #pollinators #bughotel #🐝

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Chalcid wasps in the leaf cutter cells 🐝 After putting certain bee cocoons into Quarantine, as soon as the other babees were safeguarded in their nurseries I took the holey cocoons outside for a further look. 2 cocoons were lost due to these little wasps chewing through to the larvae. The adults have died leaving the next generation of chalcid. This is where the leaf cutters are vulnerable as they’ll be in their larvae stage until early next summer when they pupate. Given the chance, these little wasps will use the baby bees as a buffet. Saved the rest of the row and checked them carefully for more holes. Although no more holes were present, the babees in the infected row have been put into separate quarantine nurseries. #beehotel #emsbeeandbee #overwintering #babees #bee #solitarybeekeeper #beekeeping #solitarybees #leafcutterbee #chalcidwasp #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #naturelovers #pollinators #bughotel #🐝

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Green Stripe 1 - my folks bees 🐝 At one end of the garden I positioned this little hotel. 48 leaf cutter bee babies and 59 orange-vented bee babies later, this little hotel has seen some activity this Summer. Some impressive variations in size of leaf cocoons with the leaf cutters despite choosing hotels that had diameters perfect for our leaf cutters preferred width, there are some whoppers! With only 3 cells failing due to larvae not developing with the Orange-vented Mason’s, it’s still impressive as these bees are new to nesting in my folks garden this Summer. The leaf cutters however had their first visit from the chalcid wasps... Nuts! #beehotel #emsbeeandbee #overwintering #babees #bee #solitarybeekeeper #beekeeping #solitarybees #leafcutterbee #osmialeaiana #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #naturelovers #pollinators #bughotel #🐝

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My beautiful Orbifolia is doing so well! 💚 I just posted a video on how to keep your house plants happy over the winter and how I overwintered my tropical garden plants 😊🌿🌴🍁 Link to my YouTube channel is in my bio or just search Tropical Plant Addict 🌿🌵🌱💚🌴 #calatheaorbifolia #overwintering #TropicalPlants #PlantAddict #HousePlantCommunity #CrazyPlantLady #TropicalParadise #Plants #TropicalPlantsUk #PlantsOfInstagram #ILovePlants #TropicalGarden #IndoorJungle #HouseJungle #TropicalHousePlants #PlantLover #GirlsWithPlants #UrbanJungle #PlanteriorDesign #TikiGarden #TropicalVibes #Plantstagram #HousePlantClub #WelcomeToTheJungle #TropicalPlantAddict #UrbanJungleBloggers #PlantHoarder

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You know you’re a gardener when you move your furniture to accommodate your plants! #overwintering

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Broad beans and garlic going in the ground today, in the rain. We've had minging weather the past couple of days but our house has been fine. My thoughts are with those around here who have been affected by the floods. . . . . #gardening #garden #organicgardening #organicveg #homegarden #homegrown #summer #autumn #changingseasons #home #wales #rural #rurallife #hippieparents #growingveg #growyourown #growwhatyoueat #eatwhatyougrow #broadbeans #garlic #overwintering #gardeningisfun #homegardening #urbangardening

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The recent storm has ripped the chilli house plastic so I've decided to start chopping back the plants I want to keep. Brought this Reaper inside now and removed all the leaves and tiny unripened pods - should ripen off over the coming week and then I'll cut her back ready for next year. #overwintering #chilliplant #reaper #carolinareaper #gardening

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Autumn plantings means one less thing to do in spring. Last year this time I decided to exclusively use onion seeds. Up until then I had always been planting sets in autumn. Reason for this change was to limit the risk of importing diseases, reducing costs and having more varieties to choose from. So last spring, huge summer onions and sweet red ones, germinated perfectly in their soil blocks. But then when it was time to transplant, I ran out of time! Which resulted in no crop this season. What a bummer! Even though I will repeat spring sowing of selected varieties, I’m playing it safe with a transplanted overwintering type. Hopefully that is! There’s always the risk of thieving voles or flowering onions but I’m taking my chances. Besides, the blooms are delicious.

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Summer is truly over with the coming freeze. Chopped back the moringa tree, dug it up and potted it to try overwintering it inside. Not sure how well they take hard pruning, transplanting, or artificial light. We'll see. Now I have most of a 10 foot tree to clean the leaves from.

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The garden is still looking very beautiful, however it’s never too early to start thinking about how we’ll protect our precious plants during the coming winter. Perfect for all gardening abilities, join the Jungle experts 28th Oct at @urbanjunglenorfolk for a 90 minute interactive workshop with coffee and cake. Find out more and book your space on the website today.

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Cold weather has people thinking about bringing tropical plants indoors for the winter. Swipe through to see how hard we prune back hibiscus. Remember to give them a prune (sometimes a hard prune) as your bring them inside - this gives you more room, a chance to inspect for pests, limits mess from leaf drop and ensures your plant won’t be overgrown or ‘floppy’ next year. Please note: while Heeman’s does overwinter tropical plants, were AT capacity and can’t accept new plants or clients at this time. This post is meant to show you how YOU can store your own plant at your home 🙂

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The unfortunate reality of a drone. Weather is getting cold, bees instinctively know to decrease their population to increase their chances of survival over the long, cold winter. Among other practices, the drones are kicked out of the hive, and subsequently die. The positive aspect of this is that every spring the drones are young and therefore offer young, fresh sperm for reproduction. #drone #honeybee #honeybees #beekeeping #beekeeper #mnbeekeeping #overwintering

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G63 team members on their way home from Gough Island. Phite (L-R) Zach Mogale (meteorological technician), Jaimie Cleeland (RSPB field assistant), Kate Lawrence (RSPB field assistant), Malesadie Ramotanda (meteorological technician). Photo Credit: Jaimie Cleeland LIVE VIDEO TO FOLLOW SOON... #GoughIsland #Gough63 #overwintering #team #saagulhas2 #SouthernOcean

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What's the occasion? I could not find my clear glass vases to put these cuttings in, so it's milk glass and Laura Ashley. As I noted in the video I posted this morning on IGTV, I am preparing my containers for overwintering. Slide for pics of my progress so far. Click the IGTV button on my profile page to watch this morning's video. 🎥 *** ➡️ My next newsletter will be about fall garden preparations. .***Be sure to sign up for it if you haven't already done so! (See link on my profile.)😉 . #containergardening #containergarden #fakl #overwinter #overwintering #garden #plants # #green #gardens #plant #growyourown #gardener #mygarden #greenthumb #growsomethinggreen #gardenlife #instagardenlovers #instagarden #urbangardening #suburbangarden #midwestgarden #urbangardenersrepublic #garden_styles #gardenlove #growyourownfood #gardenadventures #gardeninspiration

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