Latest posts by kathryn.brock

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Talkback: Using green tomatoes

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 09:09
I am pleased to report that following GW instructions I have harvested most of mine when ripe. The ones which fell off I wrapped in socks or a tea towel and they are slowly ripening.

Talkback: Wet weather and wildlife

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 11:02
I have had a bat fly in my garden at dusk fir the last two summers hoever this year there are at least two maybe more, so here in Berkshire they are doing ok.
I have also had a lot of gatekeepers and a few tortoiseshell butterflies here along with whites.
I did the count and also did another one when volunteering with the RSPB in Yorkshire.

Talkback: Preparing for drought in the garden

Posted: 24/02/2012 at 09:10
Well said, out of interest, when I lived in a small flat I was not on a meter and had no garden. i had a bath every day.Now I am in a small house with a shower, garden with water butt and a small pond. I don.t ever bath and only use rain water on my garden, i only top up the pond with rain water and yet my bill stays the same as it was without a meter, someone is abusung the system at my expense.

Talkback: Mice in the garden

Posted: 20/02/2012 at 10:51
Lovely to hear. I had a mouse last year and pretty much left it alone. It lived under my shed or raised patio and ate any of the seed i left out for ground feeding birds. I will certainly encourage it again this year after reading your blog.

Talkback: Growing hebes

Posted: 06/01/2012 at 08:44
I love my hebe, it has faithfully flowered for months and is still flowering now. It puts up with this wind and heavy rain too and still looks good.
I bought it in a sale for £1 and think its the best value plant in my small garden.
Long live the hebe!

Talkback: Twelve gardening jobs for Christmas

Posted: 30/12/2011 at 09:09
Help! My what to do now section is in May this week. Please sort it out for next week as I rely on it to do all my gardening in the right order

Talkback: Robins

Posted: 23/12/2011 at 09:02
I agree wit you and used to teach such a story to children.Of course robins are around all the year its just that they stand out more in winter when its so dull.

Talkback: Choosing holly varieties to grow

Posted: 22/12/2011 at 09:27
I have four hollies and only one, the variegated one has berries tis year.One other (grown in a pot) did have uptill this year but its lost most of its leaves and so has none this year. Mt other two came from one of my brothers grown in Derbyshire. It self sedds every year but has never had berries and mine don't have any either although one is with the variegated one.

Talkback: Robins

Posted: 22/12/2011 at 09:22
I have a robin which frquents my garden everyautumn and winter. it feeds and watches the activities if other birds as well as me. At dusk it sits near the bird feeder and as it gets dark it has supper befire flying away to roost.I call it Peter.

Talkback: Top 10 pond plants

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
I am still unclear which two oxygenating plants will suit my small pond. They will be replacing a water feature . The pond will also have three goldfish and a resident frog in summer. Pleaase can you suggest suitable oxygenators which won't be too rampant. Thank you.
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Talkback: Robins

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