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Latest posts by 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.

Talkback: Making a wormery

Posted: 29/12/2011 at 14:58
Hi Kate Happy New Gardening Year,Bin number two will turned out soon to get it moving again when Bin one is empty,Our winter flouring cherry is nearly all out now and there have been quite a lot of bees visiting.

Talkback: Recycling Christmas trees

Posted: 28/12/2011 at 21:18
Last year I put as many needles that came off the tree under my two rhododendron to make the soil more acid,We are just off the north downs where the soil is over chalk, The rest got chopped up and some went in the compost but it always takes a long time to brake down.

Talkback: Making a wormery

Posted: 27/12/2011 at 21:07
Graceland,Click on Making a wormery for full details,Happy New Year.

Mistletoe

Posted: 23/12/2011 at 22:41

I have driven past steert tree not very old planted in the verg next to the road with mistletoe growing on them,Some have been planted in the last 10 years,I dont think it is anything to do with age more like the trees that birds rub the seeds off there beaks on to remove the seeds from the fruit,

Talkback: Robins

Posted: 23/12/2011 at 16:25

Richard we haven't one card this year with a Robin on it,There has been quite alot of bird activity in the garden mostly  magpies and crows,We do get two Robins under the bushes in the remains of the leaf litter and a blackbird they seam to get on ok,I had a squirrel hanging from the lower branches of the frisia eating the bulbs that have pushed there way to the surface,If the dogs had seen it they would have been down the garden like a rocket,Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Talkback: Making a wormery

Posted: 23/12/2011 at 16:12
Hi Kate, Happy Christmas,One of my compost bin is almost full and the worms are still active, When I lift the lid to put more waist in there is always a lot round the lid and rim at the top,One bin is almost empty now so I can start to refill it with pruning,s from the border and kitchen waist mixed together,Have a Peaceful New Year.

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. 
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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: 816
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 22:46

Talkback: Magpies

a squawk of Magpies. 
Replies: 12    Views: 414
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: 335
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: 101
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: 112
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: 364
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: 136
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: 786
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: 148
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: 208
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: 470
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 07:47
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