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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Christmas traditions

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 12:28
Happy Christmas Adam.

Talkback: Making a Christmas wreath

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 11:48
Happy Christmas Kate,All the holly up the golf course has had the berries taken by the birds at the beginning of December so there's not much left ,the ivy has also gone over with not much to look at at all,may be next year will be more productive,And a Happy New year to you.Oldchippy.

Talkback: Goldcrest encounter

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 15:57
Hi Kate I saw a Goldcrest last winter on the golf course when walking my Dogs,It was in a gorse bush very distinctive yellow markings on there heads,I hope you have a Happy Christmas and New Year.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Building bird boxes

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 15:20
Happy Christmas Kate and all at Gardeners World

Talkback: Growing fruit for birds

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 12:47
Hi Kate just been clearing the leaves from the grass and noticed there don't seem to be many berries on my cotoneaster this year and the wood pigeons have all but stripped the pyracantha of it's berries ,so not much left for any in coming birds from the continent ,the callicarpa has alot of purple berries this year thanks to a good prune,and the daffs are about 35 mm out of the ground already must be a good sign ,Oldchippy.

Talkback: Growing fruit for birds

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 16:54
Kate if you grow all of these fruiting trees you will end up making ketchup or jelly from the fruit and there would not be any for the birds,maybe planting vertically is the answer growing up on raised beds like a ladder.you may be able to grow as many plants as you could fit in. 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.

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. 
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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: 237
Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 11:16

Talkback: Nettles, caterpillars and butterflies

Kate you are a romantic softie. who else would love caterpillars. 
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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: 75
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: 632
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: 92
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: 148
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: 378
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: 1594
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: 583
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: 425
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: 174
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 09:45
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