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Latest posts by 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.

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.

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: 368
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: 133
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: 900
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: 125
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: 370
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 769
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: 115
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: 381
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: 391
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: 148
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: 805
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: 159
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: 222
Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 11:49
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