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Kate Bradbury

Latest posts by Kate Bradbury

Talkback: Gardens for wildlife

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 14:47
Old chippy - I'm back now. But I wish I was still in Cornwall too :)

kaycurtis - you are an angel, what a lucky grasshopper!

flowersforbees - I actually rescued some mosquitoes the other day ;)

HappyMarion! Happy birthday!! I have been thinking of you but couldn't remember the exact date... was it yesterday? I am very glad you are enjoying the book (what a great idea for a birthday present!). I will pass your feedback on to the photographer - sadly we only had four months to shoot pics for the whole book in what turned out to be the wettest summer in 100 years! I doubt I will get a second edition published but I will ensure my next book (fingers crossed!) has plenty of beautiful garden images - weather permitting!

Hope you had a great birthday and celebrated in style.


tiny grub nestling in frothy saliva 'nest'!

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 23:15

Hello! Spraying the froghoppers with  jet of water isn't really a very friendly thing to do... the 'spit' is protecting the nymphs while they develop. They don't do any harm to plants at all so if you want to let them get on with being froghoppers, it's best to just leave them be.

Talkback: Bees and pesticides

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 18:49

Thanks for all your comments. Me too, obelixx. Great to hear so many of you are seeing bees and butterflies out. Hope they have a good year.



Talkback: Nesting robins

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 13:46
Lovely to hear your spring bird-nesting stories! Not sure about your robin, Florrie bunda. But if it's got a beak full of worms it's well enough to find its own food. Perhaps it's been 'tamed' by one of your neighbours?

Talkback: Bees and pesticides

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 13:41
Very good point oldchipy - what are we eating? But yes, the loss of bees would dramatically alter the types of food we eat. On top of that, I couldn't imagine a world without bees, it would be miserable!


Talkback: Queen wasp

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 16:07
Lovely x x

Talkback: House sparrows

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:14

Thanks for all your comments! Interesting to see lots of different views of the house sparrow. I've never seen one in my garden.



Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 16:17
Thanks for all your comments. Lovely to see your lists of dream plants and those you are already growing. Fingers crossed for a goo summer!


Talkback: Top 10 fruit and veg for a dream garden

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 16:15
Haha no oldchippy but one can dream!


Talkback: Hedgehogs and foxes

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 12:26
Hi all, thanks for your comments.

Jacqueline - you can usually find details on the British Hedgehog Preservation Society website. They're updating the site at the moment, but here is the link:

Sarah's pondlife - nice to hear from you! happy Marion is still very active on the blogs but I;m sure you will find her on the forum, where she posts lots of lovely photos of her garden.

Lairyfairy - hedgehogs benefit from holes under fences so they can pass between gardens, leaf and log piles, compost heaps (just be careful when turning them), areas of long grass, safe access to and from your pond and no slug pellets!


Discussions started by Kate Bradbury

Talkback: Queen wasp

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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Potted ponds in Thailand

Just some of the many 'potted ponds' I found in Thailand 
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Favourite tools

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Redesign of garden

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Seed buying

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Plants still in flower?

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