oldchippy


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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.

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 12:26
Britain at it's best.All pulling together.

Talkback: Water butts and hoverflies

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:12
My daughter had mosquitoes in her water butts with lids on ,the man next door had a large pond the fish in it and froglets he said put some froglets on the lid and see if they clear them, and it worked as they could get in the down pipe hole in the lid.

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 11:10
I have bind weed growing in my shrubs it's difficult to dig out,my next door neighbour had a Rhus Sumach growing in there garden and took it out but left the roots behind now it keep's appearing in my garden.

Talkback: Honeybees in the garden

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 18:01
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.

Talkback: Plume moths

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 19:47
Girl after my our heart can mend taps and identify insects,when the back door is open at night with the kitchen light on we get lots of moths on the walls in the morning I can't tell what they are maybe I should get a book on insects.

Talkback: The golden rules of gardening

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:27
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,wonderful days don't get it like that anymore.

Talkback: Urban foxes on the allotment

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 12:06
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 front of the house so the dog don't get a look in.

Talkback: Nettles, caterpillars and butterflies

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 19:38
Kate you are a romantic softie. who else would love caterpillars.
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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: 5    Views: 186
Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 19:06

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 624
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: 72
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: 78
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: 306
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: 281
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: 103
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: 721
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: 116
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: 174
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: 412
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: 1699
Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 12:16

Talkback: National Nest Box Week

Hi Kate maybe you should have made your bird boxes flat pack self assembly ,I have seen some blue tits having a look at my boxes we may be l... 
Replies: 3    Views: 160
Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 10:03

Talkback: Small trees for gardens

Hello Adam I made the mistake of planting a cedar in my garden(as posted on your gardeners world facebook site),after just 9 years it had gr... 
Replies: 6    Views: 675
Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:58

Talkback: An early spring?

I hope it stops raining soon a large hole has appeared next to my soak away,looks like a cove down there,I saw a white tailed bumblebee this... 
Replies: 7    Views: 406
Last Post: 26/01/2014 at 14:23
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