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08/03/2013 at 18:43

Peat, I completely agree on gimmicky useless bits of kitchen kit and have had my share in the past. My partner is a sucker for shopping channels and every so often orders something that we really don't need - as long as he keeps it in his 'den' that's fine by me

Don't laugh but my garlic crusher has a special plastic thingy for poking the holes out all in one go

08/03/2013 at 19:21

I ken whit ye mean, but a plassy bag ferr a crushers hole poker is beyond belief !

I'm gannen back to ma toasted hot cross buns. I like hot buns, me !

08/03/2013 at 19:23

  

08/03/2013 at 19:42

Funny bubble, who blew you?

08/03/2013 at 22:49

I couldn't possibly comment !

11/04/2013 at 21:25
Well I have added plants to my lovely pond so I'm hoping to get a few of peat Ballans frogs flitting to my gaff lol. My little pond debate made gardeners world mag this week very chuffed....yeah easily pleased. Thanks for all your advice I will keep you all updated on its progress :0)
11/04/2013 at 22:27

Please do - it looks lovely, and will be great to see it as the seasons progress.  Here's hoping for froggies  (ok, not a frog, but at least its green!)

18/04/2013 at 22:30

The serious side of the frogy topic is, recently, with the unseasonably cold, VERY cold wether, the spawn has taken a reet battering. Frozen on the surface and it looks very mizz, by any standards. I peeped carefully at the stuff under the surface, and this sems to have survived the worst excesses. We now have adult frogs in several places around the lotty, and the signs are good, for a reasonable populaation after the amphib copulation.

 

The warmer weather has reached us in Northumberland ! Kalloo Kallay !

18/04/2013 at 22:33

If I don't pull some blanket weed off the pond I won't know what is going on in there.

18/04/2013 at 22:43

Sometimes, it just ain't right to peer under the blanket with all those frogs doing what frogs do so enthusiastically !

18/04/2013 at 22:47

Quite embarrassing really. 

19/04/2013 at 04:02

You mean like this? Copulating toads being saved from chickenwire!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22277.jpg?width=216&height=350&mode=max

 

19/04/2013 at 09:29

SSue...

19/04/2013 at 09:31

I shall have to look the other way

19/04/2013 at 12:11

That's ANOTHER fine mesh you've got me in to !!!

19/04/2013 at 12:53
Peat Ballan wrote (see)

That's ANOTHER fine mesh you've got me in to !!!

V Good

20/04/2013 at 12:32

I think, now correct me if I'm wrong, but regarding a pond and the water therein, it is not necessariloy a 'good' thing to have clear water in it. It might look good, clean and all that, but it could be just that the pond is devoid of life. I always allow a goodly dollop of mud, crud and wotnot to be in the pond, for a natural balance. Creepy crawlies have their place in the scheme of things, and who am I to commit insecticide genocide. I actully worry when the water is crystal clear !

20/04/2013 at 19:05

It's only us that bothers about clear water Peat. But if it isn't clear you can't see the inhabitants.

20/04/2013 at 19:49

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, but, you KNOW that they're there !!!  You have to hear the music from Jaws, and imagine the terror that goes on in the deep. Life and death struggles, day and night, creepy crawlies with jaws agape, exoskeletal monsters waiting under the pondweed, stinging, leeching and draining the life fluids out of their prey. Do you REALLY want to watch all that ?

20/04/2013 at 20:15

That's the worry Peat. I've seen these animals. I've got a microscope.

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