Kate Bradbury

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Talkback: 10 best plants for wildlife

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:37

And a Happy Christmas to you too x x

Talkback: 10 best plants for wildlife

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 21:11

Aww thanks Oldchippy x

Talkback: 10 best plants for wildlife

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 12:54

Thank you Happymarion and Oldchippy! I will miss blogging on GW too and reading your comments. I will still be around on GW - we will be doing videos and other bits and pieces. And yes - hazelnut trees are great. I wish I'd had the space to write a list of 100 best plants, but it still wouldn't be enough!


How old is your houseplant?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:27

I was given a peace lily for my 21st birthday. It has spent the last five years being quite unhappy in my living room, barely staying alive. However I recently moved it to a lighter part of the flat (where I see it more often and therefore pay it a little more attention) and it is thriving! It has four flowers ready to bloom. Has anybody else got an elderly peace lily?


Talkback: Compost heaps and bean trenches

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 18:51
Hi Oldchippy, yes it was only for six months but they've not made a decision yet and they've also given me a second half plot, so good news all round!

Steve 309 - yep, traditionally standard for runner beans although I don't know many people who practice it now (apart from my dad!)

Talkback: Making plum vodka

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 11:19
All sounds delicious! I shook my vodka this morning...it's definitely taking on a green tint so I'm so far very happy!


Unusual bird behaviour

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 11:18

Hello all

Inspired by this fantastic video of a crow apparently using a margarine tub lid to sledge on a snowy roof (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRnI4dhZZxQ), I wondered if anyone else has observed unusual bird behaviour in their gardens? It would make a lovely topic for a future issue of Gardeners' World Magazine.

I once spotted a pair of wood pigeons having an argument - or so it seemed! They were sitting on a branch and batting each other over the head with their wings. And generally looking grumpy.

Kate Bradbury

Contributing Editor, Wildlife
BBC Gardeners' World Magazine


Talkback: New tortoiseshell butterflies

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 10:10

Talkback: New tortoiseshell butterflies

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 11:04

Thanks Robbie! Also very happy news... the caterpillars on the nettle patch in the park are all doing really well. Lovely lovely peacock caterpillars just about to pupate. Gorgeous things.

Fairygirl - it won't be peacocks and small tortoiseshells on your blackthorn. Off the top of my head I think a couple of hairstreaks feed on blackthorn... and lots of species of moth.


Talkback: New tortoiseshell butterflies

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 16:27
Not the bordered gothic but the gothic... http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2136
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Lovely x x 
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Talkback: Leaf-cutter bees

Saw my first leaf-cutter only a couple of weeks ago Richard. Didn't get a chance to look at its underside... Kate 
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