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They are nice to have in the garden, especially for keeping the bug population down, but they can get in the way when cutting the lawn, oops.
This week Im gardening for my daughter and son in law in Kent. They are a pair of woosies. Handed me the gardening gloves and asked me to remove the frog. Well its a toad and it now has a nice home at the end of the garden. Ive tried to build toad a scaled down version of the bug house in this months GW Mag. Didnt have the pallets so another broken flowerpot and some branches had to do. But...I do have a couple of pallets at home in sunny Shropshire and the bricks, tiles and roof crests... my better half makes them in small quantities. I think the bug house is wonderful.
One dark night I was getting ready for work (nights as a nurse) and went for a shower having just got up, No water my husband and I had to go out to our water tank in the dark, in the wind and rain (me in my dressing gown) take the water pipe out of the tank (my husband got soaked) I then fetched him a bottle brush to unblock the pipe with. When he had finished he threw the brush down to me saying the problem was solved, I had to use the torch to find the brush, you've guessed it! on the end of the brush a frog. It has happened many times since though we've usually managed to save the frog or sometimes it has unblocked itself, so we assume the frog swims off somewhere else.
I decided to tackle this mini mountain and as I gently took it apart some lovely big fat toads jumped out at me - I nearly fell over in surprise! I have also found a toad in an old wheelbarrow that I havent used for some time.
I must admit I thought you only found toads and frogs near ponds.