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Kate Bradbury

Latest posts by Kate Bradbury

Talkback: Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:21
Well they're still declining, but I read somewhere (RSPB/BTO?) that the decline has slowed slightly... but yeh, you're stuck with them for a while Bugman!

Talkback: A new allotment

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 09:58
Thanks for your messsages. I'm so excited. Thanks Happymarion I am very near a water source but I don't yet have a watering can on site! The heated propagator was fired up about three weeks ago...

greenbeanpickle Look out for a direct message regarding your query.


Talkback: Territorial garden birds

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 12:51
Wonderful photos Higgy!

Talkback: Growing nasturtiums

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 09:40
Ha. Thanks Old chippy.

Talkback: The common carder bumblebee

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 12:19
Let's hope so Oldchippy!

Talkback: Wasps

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 20:05
I like to dip my fingers in beer and let the wasps come to me to drink from my hand. Gorgeous little things. Go Bugman!

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 07:55

Hi everyone, nice to see so many comments on spiders! I admit to not being a fan of the giant house spider, but I prefer the conker method to the vacuum cleaner @oldchippy!

Talkback: Growing teasels

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 10:05
Old chippy - I love that about the flowers coming out as halos! I will always think of you now when I see one :)

fidgetbons - good tip re solitary bee hotels. Mine has a few hollow teasel stems in it too.

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.

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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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 21:40

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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