oldchippy


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: 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: 5    Views: 210
Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 19:06

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 628
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: 73
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... 
Replies: 0    Views: 81
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: 308
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: 288
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: 103
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: 724
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: 117
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: 174
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: 415
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: 1705
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: 163
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: 678
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: 408
Last Post: 26/01/2014 at 14:23
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