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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Summer clings on

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 20:25
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 from deep purple to brown other than that every thing is hanging on nicely,plenty of berries for the birds,even cut the grass as it is still growing.Old Chippy.

Talkback: Compost heaps and bean trenches

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 14:25
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 6 months as they were going to build on it.

Talkback: Summer problems in the garden

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:42
I emptied one of my compost bins on a bed as a mulch only to find a blackbird keeps on throwing it all over the garden,I keep brushing off the grass only to return later to find it every where again.

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 12:26
Britain at it's best.All pulling together.

Talkback: Water butts and hoverflies

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:12
My daughter had mosquitoes in her water butts with lids on ,the man next door had a large pond the fish in it and froglets he said put some froglets on the lid and see if they clear them, and it worked as they could get in the down pipe hole in the lid.

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 11:10
I have bind weed growing in my shrubs it's difficult to dig out,my next door neighbour had a Rhus Sumach growing in there garden and took it out but left the roots behind now it keep's appearing in my garden.

Talkback: Honeybees in the garden

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 18:01
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.

Talkback: Plume moths

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 19:47
Girl after my our heart can mend taps and identify insects,when the back door is open at night with the kitchen light on we get lots of moths on the walls in the morning I can't tell what they are maybe I should get a book on insects.

Talkback: The golden rules of gardening

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:27
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,wonderful days don't get it like that anymore.

Talkback: Urban foxes on the allotment

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 12:06
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 front of the house so the dog don't get a look in.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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: 79
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: 815
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 22:46

Talkback: Magpies

a squawk of Magpies. 
Replies: 12    Views: 412
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: 111
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: 334
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 736
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: 100
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: 111
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: 363
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: 367
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: 134
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: 782
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: 147
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: 206
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: 464
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 07:47
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