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Posted: 19/05/2014 at 20:42

Their eggs are also protected and deliberate disturbance is illegal. 

I'm also pretty certain that a grass snake is the best judge of what is 'suitable habitat' for grass snakes..


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 20:30

They really are the most magical animals and totally harmless.  You may be lucky and find a sloughed skin - like a ghost - and if you have a compost heap please be careful, it may contain eggs   They are usually laid in June, but of course this year everything's happening early - and they hatch in September/October depending on weather.  

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 20:13

Sadly Mr Dove has to work as one of his colleagues is on annual leave 

chatham island daisy bush propagation

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 20:06

I think you'll find this interesting reading and full of information. 


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 20:03

Well, if they're advocating carrying out illegal acts they're certainly not fit to trade, but  .................... I suppose DEFRA would be the ones with the big guns 


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 20:01

18.1C outside here just now - I've put the hedgehog food out, filled their water bowl and closed the doors on the mini-greenhouse a bit.  

Lambs' liver, with bacon, balsamic onions, polenta and crispy fried sage leaves has been eaten, my feet are up, Campari and Soda by my side and I'm waiting for Chelsea to start ..........

Folks, if the PMs are playing up you should email the web team  and let them know it seems to be related to the big advert in the background

Hedge Dieback

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 19:50

What sort of hedge plants are we looking at Alan?


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 19:37

Me too Philippa - although if he stretched out he'd probably reach right across our little pond here - we had 3 ponds, a stream, hay meadows and huge old manure heaps at the smallholding - perfect grass snake country. 

As for Oaktrees Gardening Services, I've a damn good mind to report them to Trading Standards 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 19:29

Oh that's a shame   but quite understand.  Camera batteries have been charged.

So the rest of know where we're meeting and when?  You and I have mobile numbers Nut, and I have Panda's and she has mine so I think we're sorted 

If this weather carries on it'll be sun hats, sunscreen and ice creams all round  - it was 26.4C in the shade here today.  

Panda - I think we may have our top down tomorrow morning 


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 19:22

Shelts hello and welcome

Lucky you - we used to have a grass snake visit our pond - it would catch the occasional newt - we didn't have fish so I have no idea what the risk would be to them, but grass snakes are protected by law and that means that their habitat is also protected from disturbance, so I suggest you just enjoy it and be justifiably pleased that you live in an area that provides them with the right habitat.  Ours would appear once or twice about this time of year and then we'd not see it again until the following year. 

As I'm sure you know they're totally harmless to you and your Weimeraner 

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