Latest posts by kaycurtis

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.

Talkback: Growing herbs

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 01:31

I like the idea of comfrey ointment, I use comfrey as a feed for my plants, I hope the ointment doesn't smell as vile, the plants seem to like it.

Talkback: Choosing plants for Chelsea

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 14:43
Andy, glad you did so well at Chelsea, your garden was lovely, although I only saw it on TV.

Talkback: Parakeets

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 14:39
these birds are everywhere, loads in Reigate, Sry, shouldn't be here really,they would have a long way to fly home though.Noisy glad they don't come to my garden, I have loads of birds and love them, I would hate them to be chased away by this species.

Talkback: Diarmuid Gavin's Chelsea garden

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 22:18
I loved Joe Swifts garden and really pleased that he got gold, now going on to the tower garden it gives you an idea what can be achieved with planting on blocks of flats to hide the hidiuose things from view.

Talkback: Ladybird pupae

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 22:11
I am really worried about all these things being introduced into this country after all so many of the plants that have been introduced have become out of conttrol and imported their own bugs that are decimating our native species, you only have to look at the grey sqirrel that is causing the demise of our own red squirrel, the Japanese knot weed, Lily beetles,rabbits,American cray fish, the harliquine Ladybird wich is killing our own native species and so much more.

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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