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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 20:43
Hi James,We get about 3 charity bags a week for old clothes ,So I double them up and fill them with leaves so far I have 6 bags full with more leaves to fall I should have about 8 in all,come the summer I then add them to my compost bins, by this time they have started to break down mixed with glass cuttings they make a good compost mix. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Making hawthorn ketchup

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 22:22
Hi Kate do you think this ketchup will catch on,
Oldchippy.

Talkback: Planting acorns

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 20:17
Sue10 I have a holme oak growing in a pot the roots have escape in to the ground ,I brought it with me 10 years ago before that it was in a deep pot for about 8 years from an acorn,They have long tap roots but you can grow them as bonsai tree, My tree is about 4 foot tall.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Planting acorns

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 14:00
Hi Kate,I have a friendly Jay that has planted acorns in my garden,Left to there own devices I now have growing five 16 foot tall oak tree in the border,They could only have been there just over 9 years,So they must like my garden to have grown that big so quickly.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Planting spring bulbs

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 21:27
My be with all this rain this year next year's daffodil's will have some flowers not like the display we had this year mostly blind.

Talkback: Moss

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 18:13

Happy Marion,It's good to hear you have some moss at last,There is plenty on my roof if you want to come and collect it I have a ladder you can use,Oldchippy!

Talkback: Moss

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 18:32

Hi Kate,If you would like some more moss I have plenty on my roof,Spent this morning up a ladder cleaning out the gutters,Choked up with very lovely rich sludge I will put it in my compost bin,Not bad for an old chippy.

Talkback: Where have all the hedgehogs gone?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 16:45
Hello Adam,I haven't seen a hedgehog for years just an increase in wood pigeons crows and foxes.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Planting snake's head fritillaries

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 20:17
Hi Kate the first time I saw Snakes head fritillaries they were growing in a clay pan under cover in a Alpine house in some ones garden in Crawley,I had no Idear how small they are.I have seen today my second Painted Lady feeding on Ivy growing on the garden wall in the park.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Wildlife ponds

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 17:59
Hi Kate just come back from the golf course with the dogs,The fairways are like your ponds with water at different levels in the undulations due to all this rain,I can't wait to move to a house with a larger garden so I can dream of my (office)over looking all my acres .Dream on!!!!!!!!

OLdchippy.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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 ... 
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Last Post: Yesterday 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... 
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Last Post: 21/03/2014 at 19:50

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: 39    Views: 1041
Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 21:07

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... 
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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: 341
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: 315
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: 350
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: 128
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 09:45

Talkback: Making rosehip syrup

Happy Christmas Kate,I grow up on rosehip syrup, as you say there are lots of hips this year growing on the golf course the common rose long... 
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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 14:01

Talkback: Front gardens

if you ever visit any new housing developments you will find the non existence of any front garden,and parking must be provided off road,ver... 
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Last Post: 29/01/2014 at 13:55

Talkback: Trees in winter

There is a road in Ewell with a grove of London plane trees growing on the road side grass verge,they must have been there some time as they... 
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Last Post: 17/12/2013 at 20:56

Talkback: Colourful plants for winter

is it right you have to prune Callicarpa hard to get berries on new wood. 
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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 09:08

Talkback: Holly and berries

is it right you need both sexes to have winter berries,and lots of room to grow them. 
Replies: 5    Views: 237
Last Post: 13/12/2013 at 17:13

Talkback: Old books and migrant birds

Back in the mid 1990s I worked on contract for Crawley council maintaining there housing stock,the tenants would ask to have the Martins nes... 
Replies: 5    Views: 301
Last Post: 11/12/2013 at 13:57

Talkback: Leaf mould

There's a good chance that tomorrow I will be able to rake up the last of my leave's now my stitches are out of my hand,I haven't been able ... 
Replies: 12    Views: 496
Last Post: 07/12/2013 at 10:53
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