oldchippy


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Talkback: Birds - make your own bird box

Posted: 18/12/2011 at 20:38

ninareddin can your cats clime the house walls, thats a good place as any but face the hole away from the sun or the chick will cock inside on hot days.

Talkback: Birds - make your own bird box

Posted: 18/12/2011 at 20:32

I cover the tops of my boxes with damp proof course it also acts as the hinge and keeps the rain off. it comes in all widths you may find some in a builders skip.

Talkback: How to make compost

Posted: 18/12/2011 at 20:27
You can put crab apples in your compost but it would be better to let the birds eat them.

pamelaj the best thing to do to your garden is to dig the bits you are going to use so its not all hard work.And remove any weed roots.And grow spuds and cabbage they will brake down the soil for you.

Talkback: How to make compost

Posted: 18/12/2011 at 20:24
You can put crab apples in your compost but it would be better to let the birds eat them.

pamelaj the best thing to do to your garden is to dig the bits you are going to use so its not all hard work.And remove any weed roots.

Talkback: Christmas gifts for gardeners

Posted: 18/12/2011 at 20:11

jon my local park has so many blackthorn bushes you could pick pounds of sloe berries and make dozens of bottles of sloe gin..

Talkback: Christmas gifts for gardeners

Posted: 18/12/2011 at 12:50
oldchippy.I would like a new shed and a green house please santa.

Talkback: The no-dig method

Posted: 15/12/2011 at 12:36
My borders are quite congested with shrub'd so I just empty my compost bin on the surface and let nature take place,I have three plastic compost bin's one filling one cooking one for emptying,after a year or so I have about two barrow's of compost very light in structure from each bin after the worm's have done there work.It's time for a good prune to get thing's back in to some sort of shape.

Talkback: Moths and caterpillars

Posted: 14/12/2011 at 18:43
Hi Kate,with out bird's bee's and bug's our garden's would be just wild space's with nothing growing and not much to look at,It is up to us gardener's to teach people how to look after our environment by showing the way,We all need wild life as much as they need us(feeding bird's etc),Keep up the good work,I think gardening should be thought at school.

Talkback: Moths and caterpillars

Posted: 08/12/2011 at 22:10
Kate you are a real softie,Old chippy
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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. 
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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... 
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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: 306
Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 11:16

Talkback: Nettles, caterpillars and butterflies

Kate you are a romantic softie. who else would love caterpillars. 
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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: 721
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 ... 
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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... 
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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: 1699
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: 161
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: 676
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: 406
Last Post: 26/01/2014 at 14:23
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