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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.

Talkback: Summer clings on

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 20:25
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 from deep purple to brown other than that every thing is hanging on nicely,plenty of berries for the birds,even cut the grass as it is still growing.Old Chippy.

Talkback: Compost heaps and bean trenches

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 14:25
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 6 months as they were going to build on it.

Talkback: Summer problems in the garden

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:42
I emptied one of my compost bins on a bed as a mulch only to find a blackbird keeps on throwing it all over the garden,I keep brushing off the grass only to return later to find it every where again.
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Discussions started by oldchippy

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: 22    Views: 491
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 14:15

Talkback: Magpies

a squawk of Magpies. 
Replies: 12    Views: 361
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: 101
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: 295
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 696
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: 87
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: 98
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: 337
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: 329
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: 121
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: 756
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: 134
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: 192
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: 440
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 07:47

Talkback: Growing hellebores

I started off with one pink and two white Hellebores now I have dozens of white and still only one pink,and the rest of the garden covered w... 
Replies: 48    Views: 1772
Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 12:16
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