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Latest posts by oldchippy

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.

Talkback: Friend or foe?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:53

Ron just look at all the plant's that don't come from this country.

Talkback: The joy of compost

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 14:54
Halo Kate,to get my hand back into working order I must go and turn out my compost bins and put any that is ready on the garden,then start to refill,I have bags of leaves from last winter to go in the bottom and maybe I can start pruning. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Growing teasels

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 11:10

Thank you Kate.

Talkback: Friend or foe?

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 18:16
James I haven't seen a single Ladybird in my garden this year,I saw some when opening the windows in spring but where they have gone is a mystery .

Talkback: Growing teasels

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 22:39
I found a broken off seed head over the Woodland Trust field when walking the dogs some years ago and scattered the seed on the garden now they grow where they like.I love the way the flowers come out like halos .

new-garden

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 22:31

Hi Zoe you are now a gardener with out dought just keep doing what you think is right there are no rules if it goes wrong start again don't give up, if it look bad move it around plants take time to get there roots growing so dig it up and move it but make sure you water well.Oldchippy.

new-garden

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 16:48

Hi Zoe your wall looks about 4 feet high and 6 feet wide a sandard trellis panel would cover the wall,have you got some one who could fix battens to the wall then screw the trellis to that so you can tie in any climbers,sweetpeas for next year look good and you can cut the flowers for indoors to keep them flowering,Watch gardeners world on the television for great ideas,don't be put off trying things as we all get it wrong some times you are never to old to learn.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... 
Replies: 7    Views: 227
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: 1037
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: 91
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: 337
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: 314
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... 
Replies: 1    Views: 129
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: 1234
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: 258
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: 145
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: 234
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: 493
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: 178
Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 20:59
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