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Latest posts by oldchippy

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Talkback: Trees for small gardens revisited

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 11:23
All good thing's must come to an end,it's been good reading thank you James,We have a Tulip tree in the garden which flower's most year's.

Talkback: Lambs' ears and woolly bees

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:13
Wool carder bees look like large hover flies then,so that's what I have seen in the garden.Just googled them.

Talkback: Hibernating ladybirds

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 17:12

Last week in the local there were dozens on the wing lunch time when I took the dogs for a walk,the sun was shining then but none this week so they must have found there resting places.

Talkback: Feeding garden birds

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:57
Was that a Magpie and cup of tea I wonder,is there any goodness in sycamore seeds or ash seeds there always seam to be lots under the trees don't the birds eat them,may be someone will find a use for them one day.

Talkback: How to plant callicarpa

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 22:29

Hi Norfolk dumpling you could try propergating a lower branch to make a new plant,my second one was a sport growing from the base,I'm sure you will look after it and it will return year after year but it will need to be kept under control as they can get quite big,I posted pictures of mine on G/W facebook.

Talkback: Magpies

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 15:20
A Squadron of Magpies.

Talkback: Magpies

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 11:13
a squawk of Magpies.

Talkback: How to plant callicarpa

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:30
Hi Norfolkdumpling if you look at the plant finder in the plants you will see they are deciduous only.hope that helps.

Talkback: How to plant callicarpa

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 21:20
we have one growing in a border at the side of the path and an off set taken about 4 years ago growing in another border covered in berries and the leaves are just turning,great plants but they do get quite big.

Talkback: Summer clings on

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:46
We had our first frost this morning,the grass in the park was white and where the sun was shinning on it it was steaming.
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Discussions started by oldchippy

Talkback: Lambs' ears and woolly bees

Wool carder bees look like large hover flies then,so that's what I have seen in the garden.Just googled them. 
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Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 07:51

Talkback: Feeding garden birds

Was that a Magpie and cup of tea I wonder,is there any goodness in sycamore seeds or ash seeds there always seam to be lots under the trees ... 
Replies: 25    Views: 836
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 22:46

Talkback: Magpies

a squawk of Magpies. 
Replies: 12    Views: 418
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 19:05

Talkback: Summer clings on

We have had no frost in Ewell and the leaves are still green just the spindle turning red so far my Norway maple has lost some leaves gone f... 
Replies: 2    Views: 115
Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 16:46

Talkback: Compost heaps and bean trenches

Kate my Dad did this on his garden as the soil was not very good,he grew some good veg every year,Kate I thought that your plot was only for... 
Replies: 6    Views: 340
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 745
Last Post: 03/08/2014 at 20:46

Talkback: Honeybees in the garden

Hi Richard yesterday I saw a female stag beetle on the path when I was out with the dog there is a lot of fallen tree near by. 
Replies: 1    Views: 105
Last Post: 02/07/2014 at 18:03

Talkback: The golden rules of gardening

I remember Percy Thrower on the roof of broadcasting house in a green house with out any glass so he could talk to his audience as he worked... 
Replies: 0    Views: 113
Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 21:27

Talkback: Urban foxes on the allotment

Foxes are welcome visitor's to my garden but the dogs run after them,but the fox is to quick and always get away.I put food for them in the ... 
Replies: 8    Views: 368
Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 11:16

Talkback: Nettles, caterpillars and butterflies

Kate you are a romantic softie. who else would love caterpillars. 
Replies: 10    Views: 373
Last Post: 04/07/2014 at 11:50

Talkback: Elm trees and butterflies

Nonsuch park jointly managed by Epsom & Ewell And Sutton councils has quite a population of Elm growing from suckers also on the road side t... 
Replies: 0    Views: 137
Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 14:34

Talkback: 100 hungry snails

so the truth is out Kate you throw your slug and snails in some else's garden,100% recycling.have a good bank holiday I hope they don't come... 
Replies: 18    Views: 790
Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 19:12

Talkback: A new bee hotel

Hi Kate now Royal Mail are giving up there cycles maybe you could get one of there's,they have nice big carriers on the front and panniers o... 
Replies: 3    Views: 150
Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 18:53

Talkback: Pale crab spider

Hi Richard I had one last year on the flat flower head of a dogwood,The flower had pick a tinge on white and the spider matched the colours ... 
Replies: 0    Views: 213
Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 11:49

Talkback: Planting daffodils late

In November 2002 we bought a sack of daffodils from a local garden centre for £5 00 when our granddaughter came home from school each evenin... 
Replies: 9    Views: 477
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 07:47
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