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Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:25

Mine has a deep end with sludge in for hibernation, and a pebble beach so froglets/hedghogs can climb out. Every year a pair of mallards check it out in spring, but they go back to the canal in the end. We get visits from the heron when its frog gangbang time.


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:03

I've got a pond. Used to have goldfish which bred like mad, and i used to give them away, but they all died in the winter two years ago, and I've not replaced them. Instead the frogs, toad, and newts, and dragonflies have gone mad.


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 19:40

got the perfect one for stacey....

a dark chocolate shell, with an orange pulp and a tingle of habanero chilli, blended in a 80% dark chocolate ganache.


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 19:17

Ok I have the perfect choccy for puncdoc.

 A dark chocolate cup, with a base of pistachio marzipan, a whole cherry soaked in kirsch, and a pistachio praline cap.

and for fairygirl-

a  cinnamon and walnut praline, with an apple ganache, sprinkled with crunchy amaretti pieces.

 Who wants the sticky toffee/white chocolate truffle?

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 19:07

Nice acidanthera



Posted: 28/10/2013 at 18:22

I feel another box of choccies coming on, and a large glass of wine.

 Any requests?


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 18:05

I hope someone has fluttered off.... permanently.

How to build a compost bin

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 17:50

The only reason I suggest  its a male job, is that its hard work balancing on top of the heap for us females.

I could use a bucket I suppose.

The  lizard bedding and stable manure, I would just mix it well in, and make sure its wet.

shrub I.D.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 17:04

If its 6 metres from your fence, You have no right to cut it bck. I thought it was overhanging your fence. You have no right to light over a neighbours property.


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 16:52

I would never have thought of sandbagging the chimney.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

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fungi identification please

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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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