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Robin Bathing

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:59

Fishy - you're getting right into this pond malarkey! 

The pond - well, I had my reasons for leaving...but I'm making a tiny little one here which is almost done, and will be lovely for next year I hope

Daughter said she'll get me a water lily for my birthday from her and her sister.  It'll have to be a teeny weeny one and they're more expensive of course!  


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:53

Steve - I think fidge was being sarcastic ....

I was feeling a bit Agatha Christie there I think.... 


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We were lucky - when Dad broke his hip,and since he looked after Mum, theycame and spent ages doing all the handles and bits and pieces to make it easier for both of them to manage themselves. Postcode lottery sometimes. 

He was most taken with the doodah to help him put his socks on - it was like a litter grabber! 

I think Dove was on the gin when she tripped...she's a terrible lush you know...


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:19

I've made turf seats in the past. A simple wooden box,  false bottom in it with drainage holes,  a bit of soil and then turf or seed the top. Bit of fun especially for kids, and doubles as a structural shape over winter. You can put crocus in them too 

I'm renovating an old bench I've inherited but I don't spend a lot of time just sitting in the garden unfortunately...maybe next year  

nut - that frog would scare the slugs to death! 

Well Rotted Manure and Dogs

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 19:06

I have to admit  I looked at this thread because of the title -  ' well rotted manure and dogs' ...are the dogs well rotted too?    

I'd agree with philippa - if it's well rotted it won't be an issue, but a temporary barrier would be the best solution or, as Steve says, the compost bin if you have one.

Robin Bathing

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 19:01

Yes - as DorsetUK says - they lay on plant stems and then the nymphs live in the depths till it's time to go up a stem and become dragon/damselflies 

Jackie - they're funny aren't they? At my last house we had a youngster visiting for his food and he waited patiently on a bit of clematis till some was spilled on the ground. He also liked a bath - usually in the lid of a bucket of blood, fish and bone tucked in a corner.

Even though he had this twenty feet away....



Posted: 10/09/2014 at 18:38

Not sure Steve...but since you're still in one piece...

watch out though...Verdun may pinch your waffles...

That sounded a bit  'ooh matron' 

Glad you're not too bad Dove - nuisance more than anything.

Busy day at work, but I've done a bit of mortaring of stones and small rocks round the little pond I'm making so that they don't get knocked into the depths. 

Yes - 3 degrees this morning Verd, but you're right, if we get the cold clear nights , we get the lovely colours. All too often it turns to cold,wild and wet and the leaves disappear before we get a chance to enjoy them. Loads of berries on the cotoneasters just now for the birds to enjoy. 

I'm off for a quick look round now before I organise some dinner 


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 08:08

Morning all. Lovely day here again - pity I have to work 

Must have been very chilly overnight - the mercury was only showing 3 degrees when I hung towels out just after seven ...we need a 'shivery' smiley!  

Dove - what are you like? That's a bit extreme - you could just have said you didn't want to do the housework....  Very frustrating - although you can still weed one handed!

Ggirl - hope you're better today too 

fidget - at the risk of sounding like Adam Hills on The Last Leg - is it ok that I laughed at that?.....

I trip over stuff at work all the time as I have my glasses on, so anything more than 18" away from my eyes (which includes my feet) is a bit blurred. Hopeless old mare 

Very droll archie 

Off for a very quick look round before I go in ten mins. Hope you all have a good day. 

Robin Bathing

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 07:56

Fishy - does your heart good doesn't it? 

The lovely thing is, when you have some flat stones or slates just above the water, you also get insects like bees and wasps sitting there 'sunbathing'. Butterflies have spent lots of time sitting on a hot rock or two here this summer.


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