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this is a strange quesstion but where does alice get her lovely clothes from.I am a lady gardener i think alice is a breath of fresh air to ladies who dont want to go down the grunge route.
I heard the characteristic squealing of a frog the other day - familiar from the many occasions our cat (now dead, alas) used to catch them. When I went to investigate I discovered, just outside the kitchen door a grass snake, which had caught the frog by the leg. The frog, understandably, was trying desperately to hop away, flapping the snake behind it as it went. By the time I had gone back to get my camera the frog had escaped, but I did get a picture of the snake, which seemed somewhat stunned by all this...
We had Grey Tree Frogs spawn in our Water Butt this year. We decided to let them stay and have been feeding and protecting them, in-situ. We have a ton of baby frogs all over the place now. I've posted a video on Yahoo Video - search for "Tadpoles" and you should be able to find it. Very cute and very rewarding when one hops onto your hand and isn't afraid of you :) And Mere - I always sort of thought she got her clothes from the second hand vintage shops. Don't really care for her - I miss Sarah Raven...
Any idea why an acer palmatum atropurpureum should have leaves which are coming out green and what I should do about it? Very grateful for any advice.
If the leaves are in the shade, they will be green. If you look at any red leaved maple, 'Garnet' is a good example, the leaves come through a darkish shade of green then progressively get redder the more sunlight they get. Then again, is it grafted onto a different rootstock?, if it is, and the green leaves are below the graft, pinch out, or cut off the growth as it will be the rootstock trying to grow. If that happens, usually you end up losing the top bit to the original rootstock.


What a big frog! They both seem to be looking into the distance, so I would suggest the frog is asking for directions. Frog: "Excuse me, do you know where the nearest pond is?" Buster: "There's some water over there, but it's full of newts. And remnants of mouldy frogspawn."
Frog: "Hello, I'm a frog" Buster: "Please go away. I can't hear you. I can't hear you..."
I have a plum tree about 10 years old. It took 2 years to bear purple oval fruit. This year foer the 1st time it has cherry sized yellow fruit (ripe and lovely!). What is going on???
I have a puzzle that I hope someone can solve for me. I do not have a pond nor do I live near water. Yesterday as I sat at my PC I nearly fell off my chair, there was a frog on the floor sat looking at me. He/she was brown about two inches long. I managed to gently catch him and took him outside to the garden and put him in a flower bed. 30 minutes later he was back in! My door was open but it has a small step. This time I couldn't catch him. I gave up at and settled down for the night. A friend came in today and together we found him snuggled in some bubble wrap. Again we put him out in a flower bed further down the garden. Now has anyone one experienced anything like this before, and did I do right putting him out?
Reply to Brenda Frogs wander quite a distance from the ponds in which they lived as tadpoles, and to which they return each year to spawn. They shelter during the day, and over winter, in log piles, long grass, hollows in the soil and other suitable nooks and crannies.
Having discussed my plum tree with s friend, we looked closely and one side has the yellow cherry plums and the other has just started producing purple plums! The conclusion we came to was this was a grafted tree with a root stock of a cherry plum. This subsequently produced suckers which have grown into a cherry plum tree on one side, whilst the other half still produces the purple plums. Well we've plumped for that idea anyway. Anyone agree or disagree, or other ideas? It would be nice to get a response!

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