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Mother's Day flowers a flop? Exactly what you can do if your arrangement is more boo-quet

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Almost a quarter of people who sent out or got flowers in the in 2014 were unhappy with them.


It's suggested to be the day we state it with flowers but as lots of as one in 5 of us might be left dissatisfied with our Mother s Day arrangements.

A Which? study reveals that almost a quarter of individuals who sent or received flowers in the in 2014 were unhappy with them.

Common problems included flowers lasting less than 5 days, lots that didn’t arrive on time - or at all - were in poor condition or delegated die on the doorstep.
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Mean bees keep the best spots a secret: Seasoned bumblebees attack beginners and 'kick out' them from flowers to prevent sharing foraging paths

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Buzzing from one flower to another to gather nectar and pollen is tiring, however more experienced bees have a few techniques up their black and yellow sleeves to make life a little simpler.

To save energy, bees learn the fastest and most efficient flight to flowers abundant in nectar.

But because competition is fierce, bees keep their preferred patches of flowers secret and don't help out their competitors.

Dr Mathieu Lihoreau at Queen Mary University of London, said: 'Like other pollinators, bees deal with complex routing challenges when collecting nectar and pollen.

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Garden Calendar: See flowers in blossom at Miller Woods

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Cheryl Bord can predict when trout lilies, blue cohosh and other spring plants will flower at Miller Woods in Plymouth Township.

She takes her cue from a tiny white flower called the harbinger of spring.

Today, today and through the next week, just the harbinger of spring is blooming, said Bord, who leads tours through the nature protect. We base our tour dates on that plant. It is the very first to bloom and we try to find it to determine upcoming tours. It usually represents that in 2 weeks, if the weather condition works together, the hepatica, spring beauty, trout lily, blue cohosh, ranunculus bulbs, bloodroot and wild leeks will pop up.
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