oldchippy


Latest posts by 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.

Talkback: Making nettle beer

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 22:34
Hi Kate,I have dug out three large bag's of nettle's growing in the wrong place,I have left the clump growing round my compost bin's for the wind life they are out of sight of Mrs Oldchippy so she can't comp lane.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Garden birds and garden pests

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 22:15

Hi Kate,Me and Mrs Oldchippy had to laugh at a crow that had picked up a large ball of dog fur this morning it must have been the size of a grapefruit ,It couldn't see where it was going it was so large,It manage to fly up on the roof and little bit keeped blowing down in the wind,There's not much left in the garden now  as the bird's are taking it for there nest,Time for a good brush tomorrow,

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Garden birds and garden pests

Posted: 10/03/2012 at 18:08
Hello Kate,I made a new bird box today and fixed it to the largest tree we have,It has already had alot of interest,I covered the hole with the lid off a tin of beans(I drilled a hole first)to stop our local squirrell from getting in.The birds have been picking up all the dogs fur so they will have nice warm nests.

Dave Oldchippy.

Talkback: Broad beans

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 16:57
Hi Kate ,That's what gardening is all about,Who care's more than the gardener,

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Yew

Posted: 27/02/2012 at 17:41
Hi James,When we moved to this house 10 years ago we removed 48 trees from front and rear gardens,The garden is 112 feet by 42 feet,Each side had either yew or leylandii,when the foliage was removed they looked like telegraph poles spaced 4 feet apart we now have 7 feet space for borders each side and a view and more light in the garden we also found a path running down the garden.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Mice in the garden

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 19:56

Hi Kate,Leo is walking on all fours again,Been up the golf course with him tonight heard a russel under a holly tree,In the leaf litter was a wood mouse best place for them.

Dave Oldchippy

Talkback: Escallonia

Posted: 24/02/2012 at 17:52
Hi Kate we have two Escallonia growing along the fence with tubular flowers mixed in with dogwood and cotinus and a flowering cherry and pyracantha and cotoneaster all growing happy together ,they have been in about 7 years and are well over grown,time for a prune.

Oldchippy.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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... 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 19:06

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. 
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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 ... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 11:16

Talkback: Nettles, caterpillars and butterflies

Kate you are a romantic softie. who else would love caterpillars. 
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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... 
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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: 721
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: 117
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 ... 
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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... 
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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: 1699
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: 160
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: 675
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: 406
Last Post: 26/01/2014 at 14:23
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