Kate Bradbury

Latest posts by Kate Bradbury

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.

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!


Discussions started by Kate Bradbury

Unusual bird behaviour

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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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