Hah! They’ve been to my garden too! All my roses have the same lovely pattern.
They seem quite choosy here – almost exclusively roses, but Harlow Carr has been thoroughly cut, whereas others nearby are barely touched. We are in a scheme for hatching mason bees and the leaf cutters nest in adjacent tubes. Last year we were asked to send back tubes with the latter too and this year we got their cocoons too along with the mason ones. I hadn’t realised they line the tubes with the leaf sections too, so their cocoons are wrapped in them
There must be a lot of these fellas nesting somewhere near my garden!
And they were certainly in evidence here before we had the nesting tubes and I have no idea where they were nesting then
Oh my …and such perfect circles .
I watch them cutting them sometimes….fascinating!
Avant-garde art installation by L.C. Bee
Yes, it’s such a fascinating thing to see and I can forgive them for defacing the roses!
Well, there’s something pretty about it…if they don’t destroy the plants all the way…
It doesn’t harm the roses, Beth, and we need all the bees we can get…
Also here !
I can see I’m not alone..
Cathy too many unwanted visitors. With love Margarita xx
Not unwanted, Margarita, as the leafcutter bees use the cut outs for their cocoons, so it means more bees
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