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Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 17:15
Hi Kate,I have cleared the leave from under my acer that were blown off by the wind Monday morning only to find a Daffodil growing about 25 mm out of the ground,maybe we are in for a mild winter,Oldchippy.

Talkback: Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 18:56
On Sunday my acre in the front of the house was orange/red come Monday morning there was just a pile of brown leaves under neath,all blown off the bush,well we had it for two days any way. That's life.

Talkback: Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 11:43
talk about wind we went to look at some new houses yesterday and in front of the show house 3 trees newly planted had blown over and 2 fence panels had come out as well,I think it may be time to look else where.

Talkback: Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 10:46
Hi Kate so they break the wind twice then.

Talkback: Ivy bees

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 18:01
I'm sorry to say what I saw was wasps not bees!!!

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.

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. 
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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: 227
Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 11:16

Talkback: Nettles, caterpillars and butterflies

Kate you are a romantic softie. who else would love caterpillars. 
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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... 
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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: 627
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: 90
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 ... 
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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: 370
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: 1571
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: 137
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: 565
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: 366
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: 420
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: 166
Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 09:45
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