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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Caterpillar in the honeysuckle

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 12:51
Hi Kate our Honeysuckle has been covered with flowers this year and bumblebees, white tail mostly,they are pulling the flowers off to get to the nectar.I haven't seen any caterpillars as we get lot of birds in the borders.

Talkback: Plants for shade

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 12:50
Just been down the garden pulling the forget me not's out that have gone over,giving my hand a work out after being in a splint for 5 weeks,they look so grey after flowering make's the garden dull.

Talkback: Wildflower lawns

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 19:57
My grass looks like your picture before Mrs Oldchippy cuts it as close as possible ,with two dog I keep telling her not to cut it to short, its like talking to the trees not to drop there leaves in autumn.

Talkback: Rosebay willowherb

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 11:57
Chamerion is Willow herb or fireweed, Epilobium is Rosebay Willow herb.

Talkback: Blue tits and great tits

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 11:52

Tom C if you get the top off of a ring pull can flatten if out and drill a hole in it and screw it over the hole it will deter the Woodpecker,it may still try to get in round the bottom of the box. 

Talkback: Blue tits and great tits

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 15:54
And now they are trying to get us to eat insects.

Talkback: Blue tits and great tits

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 14:40
The trouble is when I see the pigeons the dogs go running down the path and bring back a nice deposit on there feet,I wouldn't eat pigeons of any type.Having worked in many old infested buildings I'm sure they cant be good to eat.

Talkback: Blue tits and great tits

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 18:37
I made an open fronted bird box a couple of weeks ago for sparrows with out much luck before I had an operation on my hand,I have time now to watch for the birds,there's been quite a lot of activity in the new leaves so there must be food in there for them.Why do wood pigeons eat the new leaves on my golden plum tree and leave a mess on the path under it. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Blue tits and great tits

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 18:37
I made an open fronted bird box a couple of weeks ago for sparrows with out much luck before I had an operation on my hand,I have time now to watch for the birds,there's been quite a lot of activity in the new leaves so there must be food in there for them.Why do wood pigeons eat the new leaves on my golden plum tree and leave a mess on the path under it. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Growing honesty

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 18:09
the white form of honesty is taking over my garden,it escaped under the fence from next door and has seeded all over any where it can find space.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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: 46
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: 48
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: 235
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: 213
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: 73
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: 17    Views: 629
Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 10:50

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: 91
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: 145
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: 376
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: 1589
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: 138
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: 580
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: 369
Last Post: 26/01/2014 at 14:23

Talkback: Territorial garden birds

Hi Kate we have had quite a lot of Redwings over the last couple of weeks,there plenty of berries for them still on the bushes,they wait the... 
Replies: 6    Views: 423
Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 23:46

Talkback: Growing mistletoe

Happy New Year Kate,on my walk up the golf course today I saw quite a lot of Mistletoe growing on the trees, I hadn't noticed it before,one ... 
Replies: 3    Views: 173
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 09:45
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