Latest posts by kaycurtis

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.


Posted: 02/08/2013 at 22:03

Perhapes none of us should eat soya and cook our own food from fresh, avoiding processed food all together, I do all my own cooking as I really have to be careful what I eat, not to mention that I know exactly what goes in to it and can eat with confidence. grow as much as you can in the garden, healthy option sowing growing and eating all from your own hard work will keep you fit. good luck to you all.

Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 02:33
Well, I wouldn't say I get lungs of fresh air, I live above the M25 and sandwiched between 2 Railway tracks. I wouldn't be without my garden though it is my space to walk into when I want to.
My patch to grow from seed and cuttings and to share what I grow with friends and neighbours. I purchased my first gardening book when I was living in a flat in London. My children were 14 and 16 years old before I achieved the goal for a garden but I did it.
I still have that first book 50 years later and still gardening.

Cats in my flowerbeds

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 23:15

Tried all the tips here and nothing works, cats soon forget and creep back in the garden when they think you are not looking, the house next door to me has twentyfive dogs barking in the garden, the only thing that doesn't go in my garden is me!!!!!! the cat's know that the dogs can't reach them in my garden so they stroll around with impunity, heads and tails stuck in the air, you can almost see the snicker on their faces, and maybe like dogs they would roll in the Lion or Tiger pooh to disguise themselves to go and beat up other cats and put the fear of the king of the jungle into every living creature.

Talkback: Lily beetles

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 21:30
I am not growing Lilies this year, this pest is a veracious feeder, along with every other pest in the garden chomping through everything in sight, just hoping the Lily beetle doesn't take a liking to anything else in the garden.

Talkback: Edible weeds

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 21:22

don't forget to make a nettle feed for your plants, also comfy makes a great feed for plant, but it stinks terrible so keep it at the end of the garden until you need to use it, also keep it covered.

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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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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Talkback: A gold medal at Chelsea

would like to congratulate Andy on gold, great stuff. 
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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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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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