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Latest posts by kaycurtis


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.

Talkback: Edible weeds

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 21:17
My neighbour lets ground elder go unchecked in his garden for years, it creeps under the fence into my garden and I have sat and dug it out for years, I am getting to old for this, so this year I resorted to systemic weed killer first time ever, I wish more younger people cared about their gardens, think of all the lovely things that can be grown, you don't have to resort to eating weeds. I do however leave a patch of stinging nettles for the butterflies.

Talkback: Growing pears

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 20:54
I made the mistake of planting fruit trees in the ground last year that were supposed to miniature, they have romped away, now I am wondering how I can move these three trees that are now too close together, the height of the cherry that is supposed to be grown in a pot is at least ten foot, the apple tree is six foot, I cut the pear tree down but it has sprouted new shoots and leaves, wanted to give them a chance in the ground as I don't think they get enough water in a pot!!!!!!!.

Talkback: Peach leaf curl

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:52
Peaches do not like rain water on them so water with tap water, move them under cover but watch out for red spider mite, keep the little tree sprayed with water to keep the red spider mite at bay.

Talkback: Controlling weeds

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 08:41
weeds out of control because not many people actually look after their gardens so many of us have to suffer endless back breaking clearing if every body looked after their gardens there wouldn't be millions of seeds flotting around.

Talkback: Goldfinches

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 21:34
Dear Kate I have green finches visiting my garden along with loads of other birds, although the only one's that that will stay around if they catch site of me is the cheeky little Robins, like you I have trains at the bottom of my garden I actually live in a road where the trains run down either side of the road so affectively we're in a cutting, at the end of my garden is the fast train to Gatwick, so fast moving trains every 15 minuits, the birds don't care they get used to it. I also have most of the dogs in the district being looked after by the people next door even the continuouse barking hasn't chased all the birds away, the woodpecker doesn't like it though.

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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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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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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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: 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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