oldchippy


Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Mice in the garden

Posted: 20/02/2012 at 19:54
Kate, I'm entering Leo my dog in the limpit games.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Preparing for drought in the garden

Posted: 20/02/2012 at 19:52
We could always blame the weather man like we do in the summer when they get it wrong.

Talkback: Mice in the garden

Posted: 17/02/2012 at 22:25
Hi Kate don't know much about mice but I have a dog walking on three legs,He tried to do a summer sort in the snow last Sunday and hurt his front leg,More money down the Vets.Happy Days.

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.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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... 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 19:06

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 627
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: 73
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: 81
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: 308
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: 288
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: 103
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: 724
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: 117
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: 174
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: 415
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: 1703
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: 163
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: 678
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: 408
Last Post: 26/01/2014 at 14:23
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