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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.

Talkback: Leaf mould

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 22:51

I still haven't clear my leave yet,I find it a bit difficult to hold most things in my left hand(being left handed does sent help),I'm sure thing will come right in the end.

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.

Discussions started by oldchippy

Talkback: 10 best plants for wildlife

Thank you for your interesting blogs but what are we to read on Fridays G/W blogs?Good luck for future endeavors Oldchippy. 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 18:06

Talkback: Lambs' ears and woolly bees

Wool carder bees look like large hover flies then,so that's what I have seen in the garden.Just googled them. 
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Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 07:51

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 ... 
Replies: 25    Views: 838
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 22:46

Talkback: Magpies

a squawk of Magpies. 
Replies: 12    Views: 418
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: 115
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: 341
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 747
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: 108
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... 
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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: 368
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: 373
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: 138
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: 791
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: 150
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: 214
Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 11:49
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