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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: An early spring?

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 17:51
I have just finished back filling my cave that appeared under the path,it took over half a cubic metre of material to fill the hole the rain water washed away.lets hope the weather will brighten up soon to go with the extra warmth we are having this winter.

Talkback: An early spring?

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:13
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 week, not sure if it was a Queen,

Talkback: Territorial garden birds

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 16:27
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 there turn as we also have a couple of blackbirds as well(not sure if it's Sid).

Talkback: New year gardening resolutions

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 11:16
I'm thinking of growing rice this year with all this rain or watercress.

Talkback: Growing mistletoe

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 18:04
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 thing it wont kill the tree like Ivy(I know ivy doesn't kill trees)no the wind bring them down I must have seen more that a dozen trees down covered with Ivy and most haven't had any leaves last year choked to the tips of the branches. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 11:18

A Happy New Year to all of you gardeners out there.

Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:22
Just been down the garden centre for a packet of turkey seeds but they don't come in until the end of January!!!

Talkback: Making rosehip syrup

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 16:11
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 narrow hips, the birds haven't eaten any yet maybe they waiting for the frost to soften them,I remember my Grandmother boiling the hips when I was young with sugar,times have changed and people are using them again. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 19:20
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,very soon front gardens will be a thing of the past.

Talkback: Trees in winter

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 16:07
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 are very large,the next road has chestnut tree growing on the verge also known as Chestnut Avenue the trees may have been there before the houses they are also very large trees as well.

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... 
Replies: 7    Views: 227
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: 1037
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: 91
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: 337
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: 313
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: 350
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: 128
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: 128
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: 1232
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: 258
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: 145
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: 234
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: 298
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: 493
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: 178
Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 20:59
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