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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Territorial garden birds

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 16:27
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 there turn as we also have a couple of blackbirds as well(not sure if it's Sid).

Talkback: New year gardening resolutions

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 11:16
I'm thinking of growing rice this year with all this rain or watercress.

Talkback: Growing mistletoe

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 18:04
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 thing it wont kill the tree like Ivy(I know ivy doesn't kill trees)no the wind bring them down I must have seen more that a dozen trees down covered with Ivy and most haven't had any leaves last year choked to the tips of the branches. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 11:18

A Happy New Year to all of you gardeners out there.

Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:22
Just been down the garden centre for a packet of turkey seeds but they don't come in until the end of January!!!

Talkback: Making rosehip syrup

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 16:11
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 narrow hips, the birds haven't eaten any yet maybe they waiting for the frost to soften them,I remember my Grandmother boiling the hips when I was young with sugar,times have changed and people are using them again. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 19:20
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,very soon front gardens will be a thing of the past.

Talkback: Trees in winter

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 16:07
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 are very large,the next road has chestnut tree growing on the verge also known as Chestnut Avenue the trees may have been there before the houses they are also very large trees as well.

Talkback: Colourful plants for winter

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 14:24
is it right you have to prune Callicarpa hard to get berries on new wood.

Talkback: Holly and berries

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 14:22
is it right you need both sexes to have winter berries,and lots of room to grow them.

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 ... 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 14:15

Talkback: Magpies

a squawk of Magpies. 
Replies: 12    Views: 359
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: 99
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: 294
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 696
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: 97
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: 329
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: 755
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: 134
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: 191
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: 1771
Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 12:16
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