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The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 13:42

Yes you're right, I had just moved over to England with my job, from Kenya  and it did make me wonder about the place !

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 13:34

Hi Tina, 

I don't think they buried it alive,I'm sure it had died.  They probably thought that was  the best way to bury things.

Thank god they don't run a graveyard huh!  

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 11:07

More disgusting this one, I hope there's no one eating.

Digging up some dandilions in our new house a few years ago, went quite deep and saw a bin bag.

Pulled it up, but pulled so hard, and it was heavier than I thought.  I over balanced and fell into the flower bed (I'm very tall!) which was pretty low down, banged my head on the concrete bit of a fence panel and was out of it for a few mins.

Woke up with a terrible smell in my nostrils, turned to the side and I could see a decomposing and very sweaty cats paw protruding out, and my nose was actually touching it.

I obviously forgot all the advice on head injuries and got up pretty quickly

Next door told me that 2 years before the previous people had buried their old cat, and they saw them putting it in the ground in a bin bag, which had presevered everythign!  urgh.

I was fine after, but had to sort the cat out and bury it properly, which was awful.

My grandma, who's Kenyan, kept going on abotu cat spirits!  Argh!


Tree/Shrub ID

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 14:49

DO they go humungous?  There seems to be a lot of varieties of Willow, so it's hard to tell.


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 13:00
otnorot wrote (see)

Do you have racoons?


I don't think there are many, and of the few we have, they're normally dumped ones by idiots that think they're great pets. 

They're only really wild in Northern America, although I'm sure they'd do fine here too.

They seem to be like mental polecats.  And they're mental enough.


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:49
Oh god that bull dogs' face is hilarious - that's what my cats face was like when it saw the Polecat.
like - "Weird man, weird"


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:32

I really like Woodlice - they're crustacians, not insects (although apparently they don't taste like lobster )

They don't carry any disease, and hand around nr dead vegetation or wood - they don't eat anything alive.

So next time you see them, think of prawns or crabs or lobsters - they're amazing!


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:23

I know this sounds odd but bear with me.

2 years ago we had pole cats in the garden (in Stockport of all places!) and they were crazy things, and the strongest scrappiest things you'll see - my tough old cat was terrified.

They ripped everything up looking for bedding material and food,m and they didn't care whether they were out day or night.

The pest guy caged them, and after confirming they were not ferret/polecat crossed (which could have been exterminated - not that I wanted that) he moved them to a Cheshire plain.  They went nuts in the cage, and managed to turn a big metal cage on it's side.

Apparently ferrets can escape and become ferral in a few days also, and this is pretty common.


Just a thought!



Tree/Shrub ID

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:12

Hello all,

The tree in the middle of the first shot, and the leaves and husks of the second are from a twig that I found in the soil three years ago - I didn't plant it, literally found it there and thought I'd leave it.

It's grown this big from something I didn't even notice 3/4 years ago.

The identification sites seem to tell me it's a willow - anyone else know anything about it?  Shall I pull it up?


Plants commiting suicide, is it blood fish and bone?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:57

Do you know what it does to them?  I didn't think an organic compound could do so much damage!

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