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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 14:43
I saw a swallow fly over my garden last Saturday we don't get many swallows in Ewell but swifts are often seen.

Talkback: Bee flies

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:33
While deadheading my daffodils this morning I watched a bee fly at work on my Exochorda The Bride pushing it's long proboscis into the open flowers,this year I have seen more insects must be the warm weather.

Talkback: Dealing with moss

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:50

Now all the dogs fur has been taken for nest material the blue tits are taking the moss from the grass,saves me a job of picking it up after raking.

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Planting daffodils late

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 19:20
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 evening she helped me plant them,last year quite a lot were blind but this year most are in flower,where the shrubs have got bigger the daffs have grown through 900 mm tall in places they look like periscopes looking out over the garden,

Oldchippy.

Talkback: Bumblebee rescue

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 14:20

Earlyer this week we were out and saw three or four large field's of oil seed rape in flower.

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 16:38
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 with forget me knots.

Talkback: National Nest Box Week

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 19:33
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 lucky again this year,

Talkback: Small trees for gardens

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 17:42
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 grown to big for the garden,now I have cut it down and about to look for a replacement,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,

Discussions started by oldchippy

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: 22    Views: 494
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 14:15

Talkback: Magpies

a squawk of Magpies. 
Replies: 12    Views: 362
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: 101
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: 296
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 697
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: 87
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: 98
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: 337
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: 330
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: 121
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: 756
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: 135
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: 192
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: 440
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: 1772
Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 12:16
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