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Frog traps

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 13:40

Oh.  Before official start of experimentation, i have another frog (liberated) and a moose (some hole eh?).  I dunno how to get the moose oot without getting bitten, so i have improvised a ladder and left it.

I assumed slugs of the same colour would taste the same?

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Posted: 30/08/2016 at 08:53

I will look into that pp. 

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Posted: 29/08/2016 at 17:51

I do worry about frogs, i do! I still have the holes and am quite prepared to test wether a frog can get out in the interest of wildlife gardening knowledge advancement.  How do you think i can set up this experiment?

never seen a newt round here, but we get common lizards. It is a hot dry bank, not sure why frogs go up there, but the whole garden is a bit of a froggy wonderland.  

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Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:45

Dont think they can jump out of a narrow space, dont have VTOL. I thought the lizard most likely to be able to escape, but he was sort of sat there under 2 big frogs, which cant have been pleasant. 

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Posted: 26/08/2016 at 21:53

This might be obvious to others, but when i took out some round fence posts recently, i didnt fill the holes in.  If it was a hazard, it would just be for me, i thought. 

I was surprised to find i had trapped a load of frogs, who were looking bored and hungry at the bottom of the holes.  

My haul was 4 frogs and a lizard.  I apologised and put them to work in a sluggy area. 

Just a note in case anyone else does the same, fill the holes up immediately!


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 17:58

Ill have a look for seedlings, but they are in fairly rough grass so probably not. 

Ah ok.  I thougth you were maybe onto a loser if it did have a flower head for some reason.  I didnt put them round the side of a pot, ill try that. 

Yeah the couple i have grown are not strong plants for some reason. 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 10:58

I have several buddleia plants and would like to propogate and have a wide hedge. 

I have tried the last 2 years to get more plants without much success.  

The stick in the ground definitely didnt work for me.  Last year i tried in pots and still only got a couple of weaklings.

i think the problem with taking semi ripe cuttings is that you need a stem with no flowers (it says) and there just arent any.  All stems end in a flower.  ???

i thought just removing the flower would work but clearly im a bit dim. Any ideas on getting better success? 

New start for indoor Yucca

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 12:43

I have done this 3 times i think with my yucca when it gets too big and unsteady, chop it off and replant. Not sure if there is a good time to do this, others may be able to advise. 

Himalayan birch and ginkgo biloba advice

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 13:22

I think both these trees are great focal point choices. The multi stemmed white birch are pricey and an investment.  Mine was about 5ft and i think £60 ish but already white so you may be fine starting off smaller. 


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 13:15

Dunno who you are talking about as i havet seen ad.  I always buy bulbs online and use gee tee and think they are brilliant. 

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