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Massive grass snake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:54

pootler, I wonder whether the sparrows were protecting their young?

bekkie, you will have to settle for a small village and get your provisions delivered

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:47

I think it is inevitable that you will take the gloves off at some point to do some delicate work like planting seedlings, so perhaps the liquid gloves stuff would be useful.

Soil PH Meters

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:45

I agree with Mike, don't get too anxious about this. A quick glance at your neighbours gardens will tell you a lot about ph. Do they have acid loving plants thriving or not?

Massive grass snake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:40

I've never been to Cannock Chase; is it a large wood. I remember working in Birmingham, 42 years ago for ATV. One evening I was so pi..ed off that I just followed the sun setting for about an hour...ended up on a housing estate Was hoping to find open country. It has always been my dream to live in the country, and finally achieved it at age 57. To be fair, though, I am not sure that I would have really appreciated it before then; was still loving parties, theatre and opera. I think cities are for young people.

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:33

Oh good. There was no evidence of a violent 'incident', so hopefully they survived. Do Robins make a sound like demented castanets? Excuse my ignorance

Massive grass snake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:31

what a kind thought bekkie; I so miss the dirt, the smells, the danger of a big city When I have to go down to London to work, my colleagues say that when I leave I flee like someone escaping the plague

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:26

Dove, it was pretty dark in the corner of the potato bag, but I don't think they were naked at all when I first saw them.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:24

Yes bekkie, I am a lady. I live in the Fens and though to a visitor it may look flat and featureless, the more I get to know it, the more interest it has. There are many waterways for drainage, so the other day there was an entire family of swans crossing the road, there were ducks flying over the fields this morning and coots(?) in the water. Horses in the fields, and Jack Russells galore

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:19

I think I agree with you there; it is too soon; though I might not have noticed they had hatched for a few days....

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:52

bekkie, I do it the other way round; wear gloves for household cleaning, where my hands may be in contact with scary chemicals and don't often wear gloves in the garden

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