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Latest posts by 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.

Talkback: Goldfinches

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 14:27
Kate I remember on my way to school when I was about 8 seeing Goldfinches in some one's garden and thinking how wonderful they looked and how we never had bird's like that in our garden,I thought they were quite exotic and where did they get them, now I know if you want Goldfinch in your garden all you need to do is grow the right plant's that they feed on.I'm not sure I like cranefly the way you seem to.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Wordsworth's garden at Dove Cottage

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 18:32
Hi Kate,Back in 1966 England won the world cup and we looked at a cottage just out side St Ives in Cornwall without running water or electricity the water would be laid on in 1967 and the electrics 1968 so we didn't buy it,But it had 3/4acre of garden,So it's not unusual not having services we rely on today,
Oldchippy.

Talkback: Growing honeysuckle

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 21:47
Hi Kate my honeysuckle is in flower for the second time this year,It grows over a east facing fence and hangs over next doors garden,Last year we had a Robin nesting in it this year it was a Dunnock the birds like to feed in the amongst the leave I can't see what they find to eat,I have seen only two Damsel fly this year but not one Dragon fly and there is a pond in the next garden,Are they having a bad year as well.Or am I living in the wrong place.
Oldchippy.

Talkback: Wet weather and wildlife

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 21:57

 looking out the train window I see lot's of buddlea on the track side but no butterflie's this has been a poor year for them alright.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Wet weather and wildlife

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 19:55
Hi Kate, I saw a Sparrow hawk on my way home from the train ,It was trying to catch a Swallow but the Swallow was to quick,It look's like the Swift's have finally gone,I have seen two Swallow's today not very usual round here,What I took for meadow brown butterflies are Gate keeper's,Quite a lot in the park in the long grass,Still haven't seen any Hedgehog's can't remember the last live one I saw.I have only seen one bat all year so far.Lots of bees in the garden.
Old chippy.

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 12:41

I haven't seen any Swift's flying here in Ewell since Friday,They may have gone already,They didn't arrive until May this year, Is this the end of summer, We have just had a thunder strom with marble size hale stones.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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 ... 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 14:15

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: 96
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: 293
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
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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: 85
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: 337
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: 327
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: 120
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: 752
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: 133
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: 190
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: 439
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: 1768
Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 12:16
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