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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Toad tadpoles

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 18:13
Hi Kate just got back from taking the dogs for a walk in Nonsuch Park,Like walking on a sponge with all this rain but it has started to fill all the brooks that feed the ponds, I haven't seen any wildlife in the ponds only dogs,I noticed that there are quite a lot of Elm still surviving as they come into leaf but they have signs of Elm disease on there trunks,I hope they can find a way to preserve them, As a boy I can remember climbing one in the road I live in,It must have been 50 foot tail and I got a wallop from my Mum.

Dave Oldchppiy

Talkback: Tulips

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 12:08
Hi James,I don't grow tulips but all my yellow daff's have finished that is the one's that flowered this year the white daff's are better than ever this year maybe the seasons are back to front warm end to winter cold start to spring,who can tell.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Emptying the compost bin

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 20:03
Kate,I haven't seen a Hedgehog for years and I haven't seen a slow worm ever,Just Sid your Black Bird and a couple of woody's eating the leave's on my golden plumb.

Dave Oldchippy.

Talkback: Emptying the compost bin

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 17:03
Hi Kate this not about compost but about your Sid,I think he has moved to Ewell I was woken by a blackbird at 5am this morning singing his lovely head off,All I have is worms and slugs in my compost bin.

Oldchippy.

Moss

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 16:26

You can put all lawn cuttings in with your compost don't put to much together try putting paper and cardboard in layers to add carbon to the mix.

Talkback: Dung-flies and rat-tailed maggots

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 22:17
Hi Kate if it smells that bad I think I will give painting your flat a miss ,I don't think I would like living near you.

Oldchippy.

Dogs eating everything.

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 12:45

Suzi I have two golden Reterivers to keep one another company,One will always be the leader if you let them run riot in the garden you will have to think about what to plant also slugs can your dog lung worm not nice at all.

Oldchippy.

Dogs eating everything.

Posted: 10/04/2012 at 19:29

Suzi maybe you could use a dog mussel this will stop her eating out in the garden she will quickly get the message and leave your plants alone.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Ladybird pupae

Posted: 01/04/2012 at 14:32
Hi Kate If you bring plants from all over the world you some times bring all the pests as well,We will have to see what happens with the introduction of this bug that eat Japanese knot weed.I haven't found any Ladybird pupae in the garden.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Coping with drought in the garden

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 21:39
Hi Kate just dug out two dead or dying Ceanothus almost trees
, they were the only plant's left in the borders after the big clear out of 48 tree from front and back gardens when we moved here 10 years ago,it look's like our Cherry is about to break in to flower again it started last November but there seems plenty of buds so the false start hasn't done to much damage.

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. 
Replies: 1    Views: 47
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: 49
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. 
Replies: 10    Views: 214
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: 631
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: 147
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: 377
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: 1593
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: 582
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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