Latest posts by kaycurtis

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.

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

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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