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Latest posts by kaycurtis

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Talkback: How to make a bee hotel

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 02:23

Hi! We love Bee's what's not to love, with out them the human species could be doomed, or even have to work very hard pollinating fruit and other plants by hand, so look after your Bee population for a brighter world, and think of all that Honey.  

What tree is this?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 22:53

Arn't you lucky having such a beautiful tree, the birds will love the berries, in spring the blossom will be lovely for Bee's and Butterflies and Hoverflies.  

Talkback: Didiscus coerulea 'Blue Lace'

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 03:06
What a lovely little plant, you can be sure that half the country will be growing them next year, including me. I love so many plants it would be hard to pick out one but the Rose called Rachel is delicious perfume wonderful and looks like a ballerina frilly dress, no good for bee's but delightful all the same but my lavender more than makes up for it, Bee's buzzing round it all day long.

Talkback: Garden birds and their predators

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 02:48
I am so lucky with the amount and variety of birds that visit my garden, it's like a bag of allsorts, I hang up all these different feeders some of which I have large cages around to help to protect the birds whilst feeding they are expensive but worth while, starting from twenty pounds they fit over existing feeder to make an exclusion zone, my birds cost a fortune to look after but they are worth it.I don't have a cat but neighbours cats are a real nuisance.

Talkback: How to make a hanging bird feeder

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 02:29
Oh! if only they were red squirrels instead of these destructive grey rats with fluffy tails they killed most of our indigenous species off with the disease that they carry, they destroy trees and eat through every type of bird feeder ripping wire mesh apart with their vicious little teeth, bring back our charming little reds.

Talkback: Protecting plants from heat

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 05:13
I think with the woodpigeons it's best to make a frame around the brassicas so the netting isn't actually lying on the crop and secure the bottom with those pegs like the things that hold a tent in place. Oh! and make sure the netting holes are small enough not to allow the cabbage white butterfly to lay it's eggs on them.

Talkback: Protecting plants from heat

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 05:06
I have to smile about keeping plants cool and shaded as I have one of those little plastic greenhouses for growing cuttings and seeds and we all know what a death trap to plants they can be but I have a cunning way to keep my babies happy I stand my big green parasol over it and everything is as happy as Larry. hope this is helpful to others.

Talkback: Vine weevil

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 04:51
I just hope the birds get some of them but always wise to check the roots of every plant even from the garden centre as they are not adverse to any plant and hide on shrubs, I brought it into my garden with an Acer that I purchased from a good garden centre, in no time was reeking havoc through my garden. I haven't grown Lilies this year because of the red demon the Lily beetle, if you want to pass plants around friends and family good idea to give them cuttings instead of pots that maybe hiding the evils of the garden.

Talkback: Gardens for wildlife

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 04:35
Hi! every body, I have mentioned my garden before, really am lucky to have so many different birds and bee's, butterflies are more scarce though only a fleeting glance of a peacock as it flutters by but loads of cabbage whites, the bee's go crazy for the lavender a continual buzz all day long. Took some yew clippings to the tip the other day and a grasshopper had hitched a lift in the car next morning I found the lovely green creature sitting in my car having got a couple of miles up the road before noticing him, I turned around drove back home and deposited him back in the garden before I resumed my journey, I really love my little creatures.

Talkback: RSPB Giving Nature a Home

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 22:17
I have every type of bird visiting my garden because I feed them. got loads of native trees bushes and flowers frogs newts and slowworms butterflies and bee's and hover flies love it here too my garden is for all of these creatures. they are all part of the big picture and with out them life as we know it will end. unfortunately man will continue destroying the earth and all that's in it. how sad that we haven't learned the lesson.
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Discussions started by kaycurtis

Talkback: Vine weevil

I just hope the birds get some of them but always wise to check the roots of every plant even from the garden centre as they are not adverse... 
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Last Post: 23/01/2014 at 13:29

Talkback: RSPB Giving Nature a Home

I have every type of bird visiting my garden because I feed them. got loads of native trees bushes and flowers frogs newts and slowworms but... 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 11:10

Talkback: Ragwort

I find Dandilions a particular nuisance weed, people say oh! they are good for bees, I personally have never seen a bee near them, in fact t... 
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Last Post: 21/07/2012 at 13:18

Talkback: A gold medal at Chelsea

would like to congratulate Andy on gold, great stuff. 
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Last Post: 29/05/2012 at 10:11

Talkback: Tulip fire

don't you just love Tulips, amazing how there is an awful desease waiting to attack everything on the planet, if it's not one virus it's ano... 
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Last Post: 15/04/2012 at 04:24

Talkback: Red squirrels

Dear Richard Jones, wouldn't we all love the safety of this dear little creature our own native squirrel but nothing is being done about the... 
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Talkback: Protecting banana plants over winter

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Talkback: How to clean and repair your garden shed

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Talkback: Find out your soil type

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Talkback: Phormium and heuchera pot display

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Talkback: Rose leaf rolling sawfly

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Talkback: How to repot jamsine

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Talkback: How to plant lily bulbs in a pot

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Talkback: Rosemary beetle

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Talkback: How to lift and divide day lilies

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