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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: RSPB Giving Nature a Home

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 12:31
I think what Kaycurtis is saying about Man is true it's all about greed and profit.

Talkback: Horseflies

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 16:32
If that's a horsefly what are the olive green one's that bite me in my local park and make my arm swell up.

Talkback: Viburnum leaf beetle

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 17:49
Hi James my Viburnum Tinus looks like a net curtain,I would have thought the birds would have taken the grubs to feed there young but sadly not,maybe they don't taste good,Oldchippy.

Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 21:37

I would love to get on with my garden but I still can't get my left hand working,being left handed dosen't help with any job.

Talkback: Helping wildlife in hot weather

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 21:36
Just as the flowers were setting on my plum tree the pigeons ate the lot I haven't had any this year and the native cherry has been cleared from above head height.Don't you just love sharing the garden with wild life.We once had a house with a living room that run front to back with big windows on the front and opening doors on to the garden and a bird flue right through and out the front window it was to quick to identify.

Talkback: Deterring pigeons

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 21:24

I haven't shot pigeon's my self, I was working on an old building that been empty for some year's with hole's that they could get in,The pest control company shot as many as possable in side the roof space with .22 rifles ,they also used long poles with a noose  on the end, It is possable to clear them with a bird scarer  ,maybe 'Which' can come up with A Best Buy.

Talkback: Protecting plants from heat

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 21:15
with all the things to put up with it make me wonder if it's worth growing plant's for food as there seem's an end less supply of thing trying to eat what we grow for our own use.

Talkback: Deterring pigeons

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 15:01
Adam there is no easy solution to Pigeons,but an air rifle sends them packing,but make sure you only fire at the pigeon's,even air rifle pellets bounce off there feathers.we have to blame the Romans for them being here. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Growing foxgloves

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 14:21
Hi Kate I transplanted my seedlings only to find Verbascum's have come instead,they look just as good and seed every were,so it's not surprising I got them mixed up,trail and error more error on my part. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Stag beetles

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 11:14
I saw my first Stag beetle for many years last month but I haven't seen any Bats yet,Our local park has lots of fallen trees and many standing dead trees with holes for nest and insects,with bracket fungus growing on then.

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... 
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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: 1019
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: 86
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: 314
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: 306
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: 342
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: 123
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: 122
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: 1200
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: 251
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: 141
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: 218
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: 281
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: 473
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: 175
Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 20:59
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