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Kate Bradbury

Latest posts by Kate Bradbury

Talkback: Wildlife ponds

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 08:51
Thanks for all your comments! Let's hope we all live long lives and can have the garden of our dreams.


Talkback: Leaf-cutter bees

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 20:19
Saw my first leaf-cutter only a couple of weeks ago Richard. Didn't get a chance to look at its underside...


Talkback: A difficult year for wasps

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 20:18
@oldchippy lovely that you saw swallows! I saw some house martins today, perhaps on their way back to Africa. I'm not sure about your conifer pollen, I think some pine trees do shed pollen in autumn...

@donutmrs hopefully next year will be better for them

Talkback: Using green tomatoes

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 22:07
Thanks for your comments

@warthog - ooh green tomato jam, recipe please!

@yolande 2 - thanks for that, but I hope two hours of simmering constitutes cooking!

@oldchippy - I love seeing those green potato fruits, even though they're poisonous!


Talkback: Goldfinches

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 18:38
Thanks Oldchippy. Now what's wrong with the cranefly? Just because the goldfinch is better looking ;)

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 14:03
They've had such a bad year, donutmrs. I really hope next year is better for them.


Talkback: Big Butterfly Count

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 14:02

Thanks for all your comments, and thanks for posting such lovely photos, Gary! The last photo is of a ringlet butterfly, which apparently does quite well in wet summers, due to its caterpillars' food plant - grass. Don't forget to log your sitings at



Talkback: Scent and memory

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 14:33
Thanks for sharing your scent memories too, ladies


water feature

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 15:49

Hi weejenny, I made my pond using an old tin bath. It's tiny, but is planted with native pond plants and is a hit with the frogs.


Talkback: Dung-flies and rat-tailed maggots

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 16:59

@Excitable boy I get out plenty thank you! What can I say, I just love the critters!

@Katie Blue they could well be dung beetle larvae. They're absolutely harmless to your plants and help break down the manure. Also food for bats. A good thing!


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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Last Post: 28/04/2012 at 10:06

Redesign of garden

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Last Post: 15/03/2012 at 19:49

Seed buying

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Plants still in flower?

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