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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: 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: 90
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: 834
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 22:46

Talkback: Magpies

a squawk of Magpies. 
Replies: 12    Views: 418
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: 114
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: 340
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 745
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: 104
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: 113
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: 367
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: 373
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: 137
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: 790
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: 150
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: 213
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: 476
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 07:47
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