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Latest posts by kaycurtis

Talkback: Growing herbs

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 21:15

I think it is different for for everybody, as the conditions in our kitchens and homes very a lot, mine is a small cold house with small windows, herbs are not happy here,I grow them mainly in the garden, If you have a window sill in your kitchen that gets lots of light try them there or on an outside window sill, or a green house is good, keeps the chill of them in the winter.

Talkback: Creeping buttercup

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 02:43
creeping buttercup, galloping bindweed, giant dandilions,rampaging ground elder, spiteful stinging neetles, choking cooch grass and that's not the end of it!!!!!! massive Brambles, leave the garden just a short while,you know things like the weather not being able to get out on the heavy clay and you are done for, so friends keep at it or your lovely gardens will end up like a jungle. Some one who knows, from experiance.

Talkback: Blue-flowering bulbs

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 02:20
How lovely these little flowers are just looking at the pictures of them gladdens the heart.Always love Carols ideas,don't see enough of her these days on TV,always so knowlegable.

Talkback: Wet weather and wildlife

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 21:54
Hi! there, talking wild life, I had put garden weeds in bags to take to the local Council recycling plant, how ever thinking it might rain in the night I loaded it into the car for the morning trip, whilst unloading the bags I suddenly caught sight of my frog sitting in the back of the car,luckily he had jumped out of the bag before they were emptied into the skip, the man said would I like him to release it into the wild, I was a bit put out by the thought of my frog being set free on his own and maybe getting run over trying to find his way home, I tucked him up safely and transported him back to where he belonged, He is very special, name Jacko, love him.

Talkback: Dealing with red spider mite

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 21:39
I only had one plant in the greenhouse and that was a small peach, unable to put the peach out because in the rain it gets peach leaf curl, anway there it was infested in no time with red spider mite, you can't win can you, it's either one thing or another. Not giving up though

Talkback: Big Butterfly Count

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:30
I provide for butterflies but still in decline, I have only seen 1 cabbage white, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Peacock, I will go out on a sunny day and check again.

Talkback: Countdown to the Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:12
Chelsea been and gone and all the other garden shows, Tatten Park almost finished and the weather still appauling, my garden has been battered to death by continuing rain and wild winds. Impossible situation this year, longing for a few days of temperate weather so that I can get out into the garden, or should we all be installing roofs on our gardens!!!!!!!

Talkback: Ragwort

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:02
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 the whole country is clogged up with dandilions as year on year left uncontroled they are taking over not only spare earth but grow up between plants, making it now practically impossible to remove.

Talkback: 10 uses for nettles

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 21:50
I live by the railway which is full of nettles, they spill over into me garden but butterflies are so rare now. when I moved here in 1975 the place was buzzing with wild life, birds bees butterflies grasshoppers frogs toads newts grass snakes slow worms even adders in abundance, they are still here, not in the same numbers, I even used to have butterflies overwinter in my house but no more. the fact that the m25 was built through the middle of the village changed the water table and left a never ending scar on the landscape, depriving all these creatures of their natural habitat, sorry but you must blame the government for mindless distruction of our countryside.

Talkback: Seed germination

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 01:42
Pippa do the nematodes remain in the garden, after you've watered them in or do you have to continue to do it, I ask because I have slugs every where, I did buy some for vine weevil but we still have vine weevil, have frogs in the garden but they seem to be fussy when it comes to slugs.

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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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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