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Latest posts by 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.

Talkback: Small tortoiseshell butterflies

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 14:03
Today I saw my first swift,Saturday I saw some swallows, last week I saw my first Tortoiseshell butterflies in the park,I have seen some orange tips.so butterflies and birds are returning.

Talkback: Growing vegetables on terraces

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 19:53
Terraced grow bag's may be your answer Kate,Most new properties we have looked at have garden's to small for a grow bag let a lone a terrace,I saw a house on line in Devon with a garden like your photograph just a bit to remoat on Dart moor. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Nesting robins

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 16:36
made a new bird box this morning,had visitor's already.

Talkback: Bees and pesticides

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 16:36
Today I saw a Peacock butterfly,most probably just come out of hibernation as one wing tip was missing,last year I had to wait until August to see a coloured butterfly,There seem to be a lot of bumblebee's flying all ready around the cherry tree's. Oldchippy.

Talkback: Bees and pesticides

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 09:37
Hi Kate if it is killing the bee's and we eat there honey what could we be eating,a ticking time bomb,Oldchippy.

Talkback: Nesting robins

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 20:11
Nice to have you back.The bird's have been picking up all the dog's fur for two week's now,We had a crow pick up more than was good for it as it just managed to get over the fence with a beak full,so much so it couldn't see where it was going,Oldchippy.

Talkback: Wintery weather

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 14:37
Hi James 4th April and still snowing here in Ewell.

Talkback: Growing auriculas

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:11
Hi Kate nice to have you back,Their is a nursery on the out skirt's of Croydon that breed's Auriculas,Oldchippy.

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: 1036
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: 91
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: 336
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: 312
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: 348
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: 128
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: 128
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: 1230
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: 256
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: 145
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: 232
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: 295
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: 491
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: 178
Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 20:59
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