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Latest posts by oldchippy

Talkback: Looking ahead to spring

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 21:24
under my honeysuckle there is a mahonia so the paving under that has red berries and black berries crushed over the surface plus heavy staining from the honeysuckle,I have resorted to using patio cleaner(acid) not very good for the environment .

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.

Discussions started by oldchippy

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: 86
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: 827
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 22:46

Talkback: Magpies

a squawk of Magpies. 
Replies: 12    Views: 416
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: 113
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: 337
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Britain at it's best.All pulling together. 
Replies: 29    Views: 741
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: 102
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: 113
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: 366
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: 370
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: 137
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: 789
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: 149
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: 209
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: 473
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 07:47
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