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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Leaf mould

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 22:06

If you are using a 1 ton bag with loops on top you could drive posts through and fix with the top open just cover to stop then blowing all over the garden.

Talkback: Old books and migrant birds

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 16:18
Back in the mid 1990s I worked on contract for Crawley council maintaining there housing stock,the tenants would ask to have the Martins nests removed from the top hinge of the windows, we then had to tell the wild life coordinater , they do make a mess down the windows but that a small price to pay to have birds that close at hand.

Talkback: Leaf mould

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 16:50
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 to use my hand for nearly three weeks,the exercise will do me good and being out side in the fresh air will make life better.

Talkback: Leaf mould

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 16:49
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 to use my hand for nearly three weeks,the exercise will do my good and being out side in the fresh air will make life better.

Talkback: Growing nasturtiums

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 16:22
Hi Kate I hope you have warmed up from your photo shoot.

Talkback: Winter flowers and bumblebees

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 13:45
I still have flower on my Hebe and the Mahonia has just started to flower I haven't seen any flower on the Hellebore yet. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Autumn tidying in the garden

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 13:45
I cleared the leave's from the grass yesterday but today they are back,they are going to have wait as i had an operation on my hand this morning,i have filled 4 bags already with about 4 more to go,i quite like running round the house with vacuum cleaner.

Talkback: Flowers that endure in autumn

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 14:52
There is flower and leaves on my winter flowering cherry and my mahonia has just started to show yellow flowers,there is still late flowers on my honeysuckle.I have some self sown marigolds and some buds on the roses.all adding colour to the garden.

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.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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: 48
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: 49
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: 237
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: 214
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: 75
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: 17    Views: 631
Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 10:50

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: 92
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: 148
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: 377
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: 1593
Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 12:16

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: 138
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: 582
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: 369
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: 425
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: 174
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 09:45
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