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Latest posts by oldchippy

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.

Talkback: A difficult year for wasps

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 18:32
Hi Kate I haven't seen many wasps this year,I saw a flock of Swallows Wednesday lunch time in the park,We have pollen from a conifer tree all over the cars and garden furniture is this unusual for this time of the year or is some thing going on .

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Growing autumn cyclamen

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 18:59
There's a funny thing my wife came home last night with a pot of Cyclamens some one had given her where she works.Nice of one of her customers .

Talkback: Using green tomatoes

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 15:57
Hi Kate,many years ago I had an allotment and I grow some potatoes that had green fruit growing on the stems which I was told they were poisonous, so they were taken off and binned .

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Self-seeding plants

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 19:58

Hi Kate,Today I cut my daugther grass and weeded some of her garden as she is away in South Africa on holiday, If you want a forest she had one growing in her garden, year old plants growing every where lots of holly and ash trees under her cedar tree,As it's going to rain over the next couple of days I thought I had better get round quick before they take over her garden.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Dung beetles

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 18:18
Poor Kate your life must be one round of flies and Dung beetles,It must be time to redecorate your flat now that the smell has subsided,With two dogs I should have Dung beetles in my garden but as soon as there is a deposit it is clear up and put down the manhole,All we have is brown patches where the boys relieve them selves on the grass(lawn)!!,

Oldchippy.

Talkback: September in the garden

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 22:22
Kate the weather always picks up after the new school year begins, I have been pruning this week as every thing has just exploded my Japanese Anemones have grown with flowers above the fence 6'6" or 1950mm,every bush has more than doubled in size they must have liked the wet weather,The poor cherry tree is looking a bit sad with large space's on all the branches may be it needs a feed.

Talkback: Goldfinches

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 10:35
It's a shame that Teasel's don't keep there flowers for longer,My patch of Teasel's are getting bigger but still only last for a couple of day's,The seed head's look great if I can keep them standing up right.

Oldchippy.

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: 351
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: 130
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: 891
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 22:46

Talkback: Magpies

a squawk of Magpies. 
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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: 124
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: 367
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 765
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: 114
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: 378
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: 389
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: 146
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: 801
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: 158
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: 220
Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 11:49
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