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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 21:37

I would love to get on with my garden but I still can't get my left hand working,being left handed dosen't help with any job.

Talkback: Helping wildlife in hot weather

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 21:36
Just as the flowers were setting on my plum tree the pigeons ate the lot I haven't had any this year and the native cherry has been cleared from above head height.Don't you just love sharing the garden with wild life.We once had a house with a living room that run front to back with big windows on the front and opening doors on to the garden and a bird flue right through and out the front window it was to quick to identify.

Talkback: Deterring pigeons

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 21:24

I haven't shot pigeon's my self, I was working on an old building that been empty for some year's with hole's that they could get in,The pest control company shot as many as possable in side the roof space with .22 rifles ,they also used long poles with a noose  on the end, It is possable to clear them with a bird scarer  ,maybe 'Which' can come up with A Best Buy.

Talkback: Protecting plants from heat

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 21:15
with all the things to put up with it make me wonder if it's worth growing plant's for food as there seem's an end less supply of thing trying to eat what we grow for our own use.

Talkback: Deterring pigeons

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 15:01
Adam there is no easy solution to Pigeons,but an air rifle sends them packing,but make sure you only fire at the pigeon's,even air rifle pellets bounce off there feathers.we have to blame the Romans for them being here. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Growing foxgloves

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 14:21
Hi Kate I transplanted my seedlings only to find Verbascum's have come instead,they look just as good and seed every were,so it's not surprising I got them mixed up,trail and error more error on my part. 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.

Discussions started by oldchippy

Talkback: 10 best plants for wildlife

Thank you for your interesting blogs but what are we to read on Fridays G/W blogs?Good luck for future endeavors Oldchippy. 
Replies: 12    Views: 368
Last Post: 16/12/2014 at 12:37

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. 
Replies: 2    Views: 133
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: 900
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 22:46

Talkback: Magpies

a squawk of Magpies. 
Replies: 12    Views: 452
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: 125
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: 370
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 769
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: 115
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: 119
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: 382
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: 391
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: 148
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: 805
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: 159
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: 222
Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 11:49
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