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Cats in the graden

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:42

Have a look at this, as mentioned on another thread on special offer on amazon at the moment.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUEUhEdIB-o

Butterfly sightings 2014

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 17:58

I saw my first

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39095.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

 butterflies of the year today - but was only quick enough to photo one sunning itself.

Spawn 2014

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 17:51

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 My pond in suburban Essex today alive with frogs!

Spawn 2014

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 15:28

I counted 60 frogs in my pond this afternoon. I couldn't believe it! The noise they were making was very impressive as they all crooned along togather.Quite a sight, I'll try to upload some pics later.

For those with cat, fox or other animal problems....

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:41

Hi Vicki. The water scarecrow has  adjustable settings so that it will not affect birds if you don't want it to. It is approved by the RSPB (I think)

For those with cat, fox or other animal problems....

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:11

Morning! I have just had one of those special offer emails through from Amazon telling me there is an offer on the Contech water scarecrow £38.99 with free delivery. This is an excellent product (imo) and well worth the money instead of spending out on various other recommended deterrents. This works and doesn't go out of date, disappear with the rain etc. it is moveable and just needs an outside tap. I think it's good timing for the beginning of the season to stop cats doing what they do in newly turned soil or on emerging seedlings etc.

I have no connection with the company, just own one and can recommend it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/ref=pe_138801_44742361_pe_row1_b1/?ASIN=B005MW9VOM

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:40

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http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38555.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 A couple of photos of my pond dug by myself and my children about 5 years ago,

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 16:35

I too would recommend Jack Frost but also Vinca minor - variegations available in  in white and yellow or Geranium macrorrhizum - the one that looks like below as it is more vigorous than the paler coloured varieties.

http://www.crocus.co.uk/images/products2/PL/20/00/01/72/PL2000017277_card_lg.jpg

Spawn 2014

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 15:46

Three clumps of frogspawn today and the pond looks like it is boiling, there are so many bubbles! (Essex)

Spawn 2014

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 22:03

Hi Maureen, preformed ponds usually don't have a good entry/exit point for frogs.You will have to make an easy entry point by adding bricks, stones etc at one end/side in order to make the entrance slope gentle. You also need to have a shallow end as frogs like shallow water to mate/spawn in. It is also essential for hedgehogs as if they fall in they will not be able to negotigate the steep slippery sides and drown. Google wildlife ponds  and take a look at the ideas/tips and the pictures. Hope this helps.

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