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Kate Bradbury

Latest posts by Kate Bradbury

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!


Talkback: Growing plants for winter scent

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 13:19
Thanks for your comments. Verdun will you post a link to your post on here?



Talkback: Orange ladybirds

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 01:36

Hi all, sorry for not inluding the scientific name of the orange ladybird! I certainly should have. Sorry for any confusion.


Talkback: Evicting a rat

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 11:19
Thanks for all your comments. Happymarion of course I wear gloves I am very safety-conscious!

Many Sutter - can't you learn to love your mole? ;)


Talkback: Goldcrest encounter

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 23:00

Thanks for all your comments! I really hope I catch sight of them again. Merry Christmas to you all and a very Happy New Year.

Kate x x

Talkback: Hedgehog rescue

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 10:54
Thanks for your comment flowering rose. It was one lucky hedgehog!

Talkback: Making hawthorn ketchup

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:38
Thanks for your comments! I think it will catch on oldchipy, why not?

The recipe is here, flowering rose:

Thanks for the tip, gingercookie!


Talkback: Winter shelter for wildlife

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 15:31
Gorgeous photos Georg, thanks for sharing! I used to live very close to a tube station, and had tube mice in the house. They were the bravest mice I have ever known. Once I found one in the kitchen sink (it had fallen in and got stuck). I released it into the garden and watched it trot straight back in. Another time I was revising for my RHS exams and one came and sniffed my foot! Very cute but I didn't like all the scampering at night. I'm glad where I live now the wood mice tend to stay in the garden!


Talkback: Winter shelter for wildlife

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 09:56
Thanks for your comments! I like my little mice donutmrs but I don't really like it when they come in the house, especially when this one got stuck under the fridge! And yes, flowering rose, rats can be a nightmare. Trays beneath feeders a must!


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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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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