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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Making mini ponds

Posted: 12/02/2012 at 12:30
Hello Kate I know this is nothing to do with pond life, sitting here in Ewell looking down the garden I have seen more Fieldfare this year then any other year,They have been eating the berries off the Pyracantha bush's they are all queuing up in the Cotoneaster's at the bottom of the garden but not eating the berries, they may not be as ripe yet.There was a Black cap taking the berries from the end of the branches the Fieldfare could not reach.

Talkback: Making mini ponds

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 15:11
Hello Kate,A garden is only as good as the person making it,If space isn't available you the next best thing is a container that can be moved around the garden,Some thing you can't do with a border,Thailand a what's wrong with snowy England Best Wishes Oldchippy.

Potted ponds in Thailand

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 15:02

Hi Kate,Lovely picture's but what would happen if one of our feathered friend's decided to take a bath could it get out again.

Talkback: Growing veg in shade

Posted: 07/02/2012 at 19:54
If I did grow crop's in the garden it would be left to rot as you can alway's buy it in the supermarket so I am informed by Mrs Oldchippy.

Talkback: RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2012

Posted: 07/02/2012 at 17:30

I have never seen so many Fieldfare as this year it must be cold in europe,

Talkback: Gardening jobs for snowy weather

Posted: 06/02/2012 at 20:43
Hello Adam,On the 16th September Kate was telling us the virtue's of Ivy and how it doesn't damage the host tree,On my way to the golf course lunch time with the dogs my way was blocked by a large tree covered with Ivy laying across the path,We only had 60mm of snow,The high wind's of January brought down other's covered with Ivy.I'm not against Ivy but there are time's when it will kill it's host tree and leave it in a dangerous condition.

Talkback: Feeding garden birds

Posted: 29/01/2012 at 15:15
Hi Kate,I think the bird's Know it's Big Bird watch Day again as last year we have had very little bird activity in the garden.

Talkback: Unwelcome wildlife

Posted: 25/01/2012 at 20:08
It's not squirrel's digging hole's in my grass but crow's and magpie's looking for food ,I only hope it's grub's they are looking for we had a large amount of crane-fly last year.

Talkback: Plans for a garden

Posted: 25/01/2012 at 20:00

Hi Kate did have a nice holiday or are you still on holiday. I haven't started my daugther's garden yet but her maisonette is coming on fine happy day's,I hope to start my gardening year soon.

Talkback: Has spring sprung?

Posted: 12/01/2012 at 19:17
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 to 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.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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 ... 
Replies: 8    Views: 237
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: 214
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: 75
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: 17    Views: 632
Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 10:50

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: 92
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: 148
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: 377
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: 1593
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: 138
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: 583
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: 369
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: 425
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: 174
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 09:45
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