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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Caterpillar in the honeysuckle

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 12:51
Hi Kate our Honeysuckle has been covered with flowers this year and bumblebees, white tail mostly,they are pulling the flowers off to get to the nectar.I haven't seen any caterpillars as we get lot of birds in the borders.

Talkback: Plants for shade

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 12:50
Just been down the garden pulling the forget me not's out that have gone over,giving my hand a work out after being in a splint for 5 weeks,they look so grey after flowering make's the garden dull.

Talkback: Wildflower lawns

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 19:57
My grass looks like your picture before Mrs Oldchippy cuts it as close as possible ,with two dog I keep telling her not to cut it to short, its like talking to the trees not to drop there leaves in autumn.

Talkback: Rosebay willowherb

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 11:57
Chamerion is Willow herb or fireweed, Epilobium is Rosebay Willow herb.

Talkback: Blue tits and great tits

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 11:52

Tom C if you get the top off of a ring pull can flatten if out and drill a hole in it and screw it over the hole it will deter the Woodpecker,it may still try to get in round the bottom of the box. 

Talkback: Blue tits and great tits

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 15:54
And now they are trying to get us to eat insects.

Talkback: Blue tits and great tits

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 14:40
The trouble is when I see the pigeons the dogs go running down the path and bring back a nice deposit on there feet,I wouldn't eat pigeons of any type.Having worked in many old infested buildings I'm sure they cant be good to eat.

Talkback: Blue tits and great tits

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 18:37
I made an open fronted bird box a couple of weeks ago for sparrows with out much luck before I had an operation on my hand,I have time now to watch for the birds,there's been quite a lot of activity in the new leaves so there must be food in there for them.Why do wood pigeons eat the new leaves on my golden plum tree and leave a mess on the path under it. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Blue tits and great tits

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 18:37
I made an open fronted bird box a couple of weeks ago for sparrows with out much luck before I had an operation on my hand,I have time now to watch for the birds,there's been quite a lot of activity in the new leaves so there must be food in there for them.Why do wood pigeons eat the new leaves on my golden plum tree and leave a mess on the path under it. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Growing honesty

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 18:09
the white form of honesty is taking over my garden,it escaped under the fence from next door and has seeded all over any where it can find space.

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: 1021
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: 87
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: 317
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: 343
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: 124
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: 123
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: 1202
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: 220
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: 475
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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