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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 12:03

there are funnel web spiders that live in the uk.

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 16:27

When I was at school we would get a twig with a fork in it and collect spider webs,one boy had a ball of web about the size of a tennis ball by turning it in the web,one day he got a bit of a surprize when a funnel web spider came out of the web.

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 15:08

Heather have you got a stiff broom,that will work to remove most things.

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 14:14

Ladies I find the vacuum cleaner works well in getting rid of there webs and some time the spider as well.Happy hunting!!!

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 11:23
Halo Kate,yesterday while I was walking my dogs in the park I saw two old ladies picking up conkers, when I asked if they were collecting them for there grandchildren one said no if you put one in each corner of a room the smell keeps spiders away, mith or fact I'm not sure if it works!! Oldchippy.

Talkback: Red kites

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 10:41
In the early 1990s I worked on a private estate in Stokenchurch where Red Kites had been released on Christmas common by the land owner,we would see them every day circling over head,being a towny they came as a complete surprise. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Looking ahead to spring

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 21:24
under my honeysuckle there is a mahonia so the paving under that has red berries and black berries crushed over the surface plus heavy staining from the honeysuckle,I have resorted to using patio cleaner(acid) not very good for the environment .

Talkback: Cooking elderberries

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 21:55
Halo Kate,There is an abundance of blackberries this year,I keep going home with blackberry stained fingers from the golf course when I take the dogs up there for a walk,also the elderberry trees are hanging with fruit, it looks like there be will plenty of sweat chestnuts as well this year,not a good start to the year but a good ending,Oldchippy.

Talkback: Cooking elderberries

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 21:53
Halo Kate,There is an abundance of blackberries this year,I keep going home with blackberry stained fingers from the golf course when I take the dogs up there for a walk,also the elderberry trees are hanging with fruit, it looks like there be will plenty of sweat chestnuts as well this year,not a good start to the year but a good ending,Oldchippy.

Talkback: Silver-washed fritillary

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 14:56
Hi Richard,there's plenty of green space's here in Ewell but not one Ladybird this year and not many coloured butterfly's ,lots of brown butterfly's in Nonsuch park in the long grass and biting fly's,where have they gone this year. 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: 1023
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: 89
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: 321
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: 308
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: 345
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: 125
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: 124
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: 1207
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: 253
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. 
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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: 223
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: 286
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: 480
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: 176
Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 20:59
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