oldchippy


Latest posts by 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: 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.

Talkback: Small tortoiseshell butterflies

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 14:03
Today I saw my first swift,Saturday I saw some swallows, last week I saw my first Tortoiseshell butterflies in the park,I have seen some orange tips.so butterflies and birds are returning.

Talkback: Growing vegetables on terraces

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 19:53
Terraced grow bag's may be your answer Kate,Most new properties we have looked at have garden's to small for a grow bag let a lone a terrace,I saw a house on line in Devon with a garden like your photograph just a bit to remoat on Dart moor. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Nesting robins

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 16:36
made a new bird box this morning,had visitor's already.

Talkback: Bees and pesticides

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 16:36
Today I saw a Peacock butterfly,most probably just come out of hibernation as one wing tip was missing,last year I had to wait until August to see a coloured butterfly,There seem to be a lot of bumblebee's flying all ready around the cherry tree's. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Bees and pesticides

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 09:37
Hi Kate if it is killing the bee's and we eat there honey what could we be eating,a ticking time bomb,Oldchippy.

Talkback: Nesting robins

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 20:11
Nice to have you back.The bird's have been picking up all the dog's fur for two week's now,We had a crow pick up more than was good for it as it just managed to get over the fence with a beak full,so much so it couldn't see where it was going,Oldchippy.

Talkback: Wintery weather

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 14:37
Hi James 4th April and still snowing here in Ewell.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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: 211
Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 19:06

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 631
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: 73
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... 
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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: 309
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: 288
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: 104
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: 724
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: 119
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: 416
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: 1707
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: 163
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: 678
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: 410
Last Post: 26/01/2014 at 14:23
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