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Latest posts by oldchippy

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.

Talkback: The common carder bumblebee

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 18:03
Hi Kate it's been a good year for bumblebee's ,I saw my first Ladybird's of the year on Wednesday,I have an over wintering butterfly in the garage,all come to late maybe next year will be better for wildlife!!

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 22:13

Kate you have started one of the most talked about blogs,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.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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: Yesterday 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: 7    Views: 229
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: 1041
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: 92
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: 340
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: 315
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: 350
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... 
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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: 1237
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: 259
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: 147
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: 236
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: 299
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: 495
Last Post: 07/12/2013 at 10:53
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