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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Has spring sprung?

Posted: 12/01/2012 at 19:16
Have a lovely holiday Kate,Last night I had a black ladybird with 4 red spots and orange cheeks on my keyboard,My honeysuckle has started to green up and the Mahonia has the starting of flowers,The house next to my daughter maisonette has a honeysuckle in flower hanging over the wall,What a mix up in the weather next couple of day's will be winter.

Talkback: Moss

Posted: 06/01/2012 at 20:07

I'm glad you saw the funny side Happymarion,I hope your dingly dell get some moss soon!!!!!!!!!!! I think this blog will run & run.


Talkback: Moss

Posted: 06/01/2012 at 20:04

I'm glad you saw the funny side Happymarion,I hope your dingly dell get some moss soon!!!!!!!!!!!


Talkback: New Year resolutions for the garden

Posted: 05/01/2012 at 19:16
Our local council have been planting tree's on the grass verge, The tree's planted with just a stake seam to be standing the strong wind's we have been getting this week better than the tree's planted in plastic tube's,The stake's are either to short or not driven in the ground deep enough as they look as if they have been to good new year's eve party.

Talkback: Growing hebes

Posted: 05/01/2012 at 18:09
Hi Kate, I have a Hebe in flower,I took a piece from some one's garden while walking the dog's one night(it was over hanging the pavement)It is now quite a large bush,I don't know it's name but if it flower's now that good enough for me,The only other plant's in flower are Viburnum Tinus and our winter flowering Cherry there is plenty of gorse in flower on the golf course.

Talkback: Moss

Posted: 05/01/2012 at 16:53

Is that Kate( Moss) Yes of course why not if you will look after the garden!!?

Best Wishes Oldchippy.

Talkback: Moss

Posted: 02/01/2012 at 16:33

Hi Kate ,I have to redecoreate  inside before I get a tow in the garden,Oh and build wardrobes knock down walls install a new kitchen hang new doors you name it I have to do it, I just love daughters.That why I'm (Oldchippy)!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talkback: How to build a raised vegetable bed

Posted: 31/12/2011 at 19:11
If you haven't got a jigsaw you could fix 2"x2" to the inside corners leaving them long make a point on the end fix together with nails or screws then drive the pointed end in the ground to hold in place.

Talkback: Moss

Posted: 31/12/2011 at 18:08
Hi Kate My daughter has just moved into a maisonette with a large Cedrus Glauca Atlantica in the garden ,under it and all round the under canopy has been bark chipped so not much will grow there,The garden is about 12 metres square she has two raised bed and three compost bins,It look's like I will also be known as Old gardener. Happy days.

Talkback: Moss

Posted: 30/12/2011 at 19:35
Moss what Moss I have more moss than lawn,You try telling Mrs Oldchippy not to cut the grass 3/4" all year round,I have had to stop her cutting it the beginning of the month, As for feeding it (why)you don't feed any plant do you,Happy New Year.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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: 21/03/2014 at 19:50

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: 39    Views: 1023
Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 21:07

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: 89
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: 321
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: 308
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: 345
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: 125
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 09:45

Talkback: Making rosehip syrup

Happy Christmas Kate,I grow up on rosehip syrup, as you say there are lots of hips this year growing on the golf course the common rose long... 
Replies: 1    Views: 124
Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 14:01

Talkback: Front gardens

if you ever visit any new housing developments you will find the non existence of any front garden,and parking must be provided off road,ver... 
Replies: 29    Views: 1207
Last Post: 29/01/2014 at 13:55

Talkback: Trees in winter

There is a road in Ewell with a grove of London plane trees growing on the road side grass verge,they must have been there some time as they... 
Replies: 2    Views: 253
Last Post: 17/12/2013 at 20:56

Talkback: Colourful plants for winter

is it right you have to prune Callicarpa hard to get berries on new wood. 
Replies: 3    Views: 142
Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 09:08

Talkback: Holly and berries

is it right you need both sexes to have winter berries,and lots of room to grow them. 
Replies: 5    Views: 223
Last Post: 13/12/2013 at 17:13

Talkback: Old books and migrant birds

Back in the mid 1990s I worked on contract for Crawley council maintaining there housing stock,the tenants would ask to have the Martins nes... 
Replies: 5    Views: 285
Last Post: 11/12/2013 at 13:57

Talkback: Leaf mould

There's a good chance that tomorrow I will be able to rake up the last of my leave's now my stitches are out of my hand,I haven't been able ... 
Replies: 12    Views: 480
Last Post: 07/12/2013 at 10:53

Talkback: Growing nasturtiums

Hi Kate I hope you have warmed up from your photo shoot. 
Replies: 3    Views: 176
Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 20:59
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