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1st Slow worm of 2017 ?

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 19:58

I have had a garden for nigh on 40 years, have 2 small wildlife ponds a decent sized logpile, and numerous other wildlife friendly areas, but i have never seen any reptile, plenty of amphibians. but i would love to see a grass snake, even if my frog population would be up in arms. 

Last edited: 15 March 2017 20:00:07

Rat in the compost bin

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 19:49

Place the compost bin on a sheet of wire mesh to keep Roland out.

Pond Pests

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 17:09

I wish they "daphnia" would just appear in my pond, they are like dovefromabove says "goodies". they are good as a food source for fish, filtering water, etc. 


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 20:55

It was standing on soil next to a beech hedge, it still got warmth from the sun part of the day.

I have watched monty don with his elaborate compost making method, "works great" but i dont have the room for all that. 

 Anything organic buried, rots down, thats my theory. 


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 20:39

Hello thanks for replies, yes i did the green/ brown mix/ scrunched up cardboard, even turned it "hard work" should have had 2 daleks i suppose, turn one into the other.

Regarding runner beans, I do the trench thing, thats why i thought about the hole, I have read somewhere that  a hole in the ground is warmer and the material breaks down thru soil bugs/worms, when i am filling the hole i put soil in with it and mix it up, i wont know until spring? whether it works, but will post if so, 

Yes Roland has gone, never to return "hopefully". 


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 19:51

After 4 years of trying to make decent compost in a dalek, I have given up, all i get is a horrible mush, Which is still ok for mulching, but a lot of hard/ dirty work.

To top it all i opened the lid a few weeks ago and a big rat was sat there, just sitting there not moving, so thats that, I emptied the bin and now use it for storage.

I am trying a new method, which is to dig an hole in the veg plot then fill with greens/browns, then cover with soil, does this work?

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 20:37

Great reading, although i am a bit late "last post 03 may", I will write my pond story, 3 years ago i decided to dig a GOLDFISH  aargghhh pond, When spring arrived so did frogs and toads, after nature took its course i had frogspawn by the bucket full, alas the fish ate all the tadpoles, so the next 2 years i took the spawn to a pond/lake. This winter i have decided to dig another pond just for the wildlife. I know some folk would get rid of the GOLDFISH, But i like to watch them, so 2 ponds for me. 

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