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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Growing aquilegias

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 22:40
3 years ago I was building an extension on the back of someone's house,In the garden was a dark blue Aquilegia the owner gave me some seed and I broadcast them on ground that had not grown Aquilegias before,The next year I had lots of pink flowered Aquilegias no blue at all, last year I had just one dark blue and this year I have just one come up all the others are pink again, just goes to show you don't know what expect from seed.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Planting out tomatoes

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 15:52
Hi Kate that's a gardeners tale woe if ever I heard one.The weather has been so unpredictable this year, let's hope it recover's soon.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Growing asparagus

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 12:47
My Dad had asparagus growing in the front garden next to the privet hedge in two clumps,I don't remember them ever eating it,it was grown just as another plant most probably self sown.

Oldchippy

Talkback: Dealing with lily beetle

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 15:38

Gary Hobson can we have some of your dry weather here in Ewell ,We had two dry days over the weekend and its raining again now.That must be over a month of rain.

Talkback: Self-seeding plants

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 11:20
Hello Kate,I have just had Mrs Oldchippy giving me an ear bashing about the front of the house,We have a traffic island on the other side of our road Triangular about 300 feet by 80 feet it has 8 trees growing on it and the council haven't cut the grass for some time now so it is covered with wild flowers,The goldfinches have been having the time of there live's eating the dandelion seed,there must be a lot of other wild life living in there as it has attracted a lot of bird activity.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Self-seeding plants

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 17:59
Hi Kate,One side of my garden is blue forget me nots the other white honesty showing through all the other self sown grasses aquilegias fox gloves and weeds of all kind,every thing is growing well with all this drought that has been falling from the sky,

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Wasps and cuckoo bees

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 18:00
Hello Richard,I saw my first swift today here in
Ewell, it's the first since 31th July last year.How do they know when it's the end of July and time to leave.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Magpies in the garden

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 16:04
The Thieving Magpie,It most probably think's your grapes are gem stones and is taking them back to it's nest,Sid the blackbird is still singing early in the morning,You can have him back any time thank you.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Toad tadpoles

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 15:48

Kate Beauty is in the eye of the beholder what ever that means Mermaid!!!!!!!!!!

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Toad tadpoles

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 16:04
Mermaid, That a picture of Kate.

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: 233
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: 210
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: 72
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: 628
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: 91
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: 145
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: 375
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: 1584
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: 577
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: 423
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: 171
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 09:45
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