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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Stag beetles

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 11:14
I saw my first Stag beetle for many years last month but I haven't seen any Bats yet,Our local park has lots of fallen trees and many standing dead trees with holes for nest and insects,with bracket fungus growing on then.

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.

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: 482
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 14:15

Talkback: Magpies

a squawk of Magpies. 
Replies: 12    Views: 358
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: 98
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: 294
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 695
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: 86
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: 96
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: 120
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: 755
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: 133
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: 190
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: 1770
Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 12:16
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