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Latest posts by oldchippy

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.

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:15
It's not a good year for holly berries up on the golf course where I walk my dogs.

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.

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: Today 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. 
Replies: 2    Views: 93
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: 836
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: 340
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 745
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: 106
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: 790
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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