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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Helping garden birds through winter

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 16:41
Hi Kate I was watching a Jay taking berries off a bush down the garden this morning,it landed on my Robinia Frisia then jumped in to the Pyracantha but the branches were to weak to hold it's weight and then it tried to hover and take the berries then gave up and went some where else. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Badgers

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 11:33
Like you Richard i have only seen road kill Badgers,the nearest one to my house in Ewell was on the Banstead Road where there is open ground both sides of the road,The old inner London playing fields one side at priests hill and farm land the other,i was told that Badgers had been seen in gardens there for years, Oldchippy.

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:15
It's not a good year for holly berries up on the golf course where I walk my dogs.

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 17:15
Hi Kate,I have cleared the leave from under my acer that were blown off by the wind Monday morning only to find a Daffodil growing about 25 mm out of the ground,maybe we are in for a mild winter,Oldchippy.

Talkback: Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 18:56
On Sunday my acre in the front of the house was orange/red come Monday morning there was just a pile of brown leaves under neath,all blown off the bush,well we had it for two days any way. That's life.

Talkback: Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 11:43
talk about wind we went to look at some new houses yesterday and in front of the show house 3 trees newly planted had blown over and 2 fence panels had come out as well,I think it may be time to look else where.

Talkback: Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 10:46
Hi Kate so they break the wind twice then.

Talkback: Ivy bees

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 18:01
I'm sorry to say what I saw was wasps not bees!!!

Talkback: Ivy bees

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 14:16
Hi Richard I have seen some small bees around the ivy growing on the golf course but they are to high up to see if they Ivy bees,they are very small in size.

Talkback: Horse chestnut miner and blue tits

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 10:38
Hi Kate the chestnut trees in the park had lost most of there leaves by the end of September, you could see clear blue skies through the branches ,I have one growing in a pot in the garden and the leaves have just started to turn brown,maybe the moths haven't found it yet it's about 15 years old,Oldchippy.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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: 21/03/2014 at 19:50

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: 39    Views: 1036
Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 21:07

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: 91
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: 337
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: 313
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: 348
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: 128
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 09:45

Talkback: Making rosehip syrup

Happy Christmas Kate,I grow up on rosehip syrup, as you say there are lots of hips this year growing on the golf course the common rose long... 
Replies: 1    Views: 128
Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 14:01

Talkback: Front gardens

if you ever visit any new housing developments you will find the non existence of any front garden,and parking must be provided off road,ver... 
Replies: 29    Views: 1232
Last Post: 29/01/2014 at 13:55

Talkback: Trees in winter

There is a road in Ewell with a grove of London plane trees growing on the road side grass verge,they must have been there some time as they... 
Replies: 2    Views: 256
Last Post: 17/12/2013 at 20:56

Talkback: Colourful plants for winter

is it right you have to prune Callicarpa hard to get berries on new wood. 
Replies: 3    Views: 145
Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 09:08

Talkback: Holly and berries

is it right you need both sexes to have winter berries,and lots of room to grow them. 
Replies: 5    Views: 232
Last Post: 13/12/2013 at 17:13

Talkback: Old books and migrant birds

Back in the mid 1990s I worked on contract for Crawley council maintaining there housing stock,the tenants would ask to have the Martins nes... 
Replies: 5    Views: 295
Last Post: 11/12/2013 at 13:57

Talkback: Leaf mould

There's a good chance that tomorrow I will be able to rake up the last of my leave's now my stitches are out of my hand,I haven't been able ... 
Replies: 12    Views: 492
Last Post: 07/12/2013 at 10:53

Talkback: Growing nasturtiums

Hi Kate I hope you have warmed up from your photo shoot. 
Replies: 3    Views: 178
Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 20:59
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