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Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:18

The sad PS to this is, I went back to the old stomping ground last year, and found no frogs, or any wildlife there at all. It was all sanitised, paved, modernised and clean.  How we bugger up our world with sterility and H & S laws.  I'm tired.


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 10:26

Has anyone out there, ever been bitten by a BULLFROG ?  I remember a time out in Ottawa, Canada, where I was brought up , going out into the rushes along the shoreside of the Ottawa River, at a place called, Britannia Point. Wading around , we used to find such wonderful things, grass snakes swimming along, muskrats, and then, prize of all prizes, a ginormous BULL FROG. These chaps were at least a foot long, and our child hands could barely hold them in full struggle to free themselves. They had a loud alarm call, like a sheep grunting, and when we thought they had quietened down, we'd 'play' with them, and then, once, I held my hand in front of this specimen, and it jumped forward, and latched itself over my fingers, holding on in a vice like grip !  I danced around with the frog dangling off my hand, wailing with the pain and surprise, shock and fear. I managed to disengage from Froggy, after what seemed like an eternity, and looked at my hand. There was a crimson half moon over the fingers, right over the knuckles and the bruising lasted for about a week.         The purpose of this story is, never mess with a frog that wears a beret and smokes a Gitane, whilst sipping on a Cognac, playing n accordion and munching on a garlic sarnie !



Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:14

I think I need a snapping turtle to get the weeds down a bittie. It is 'ENCROACHING' in a knotweed like manner.  Can one get voracious vegetarian frogs ?

Talkback: Herbs for shade

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 10:04
What are suitable FLOWERS for shade, that aren't invasive, in a small front garden, east facing ?


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 13:19

Beach huts for wild life !  THAT'S the answer to all things !!!


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:02

 Something of an allotmenteer's nightmare. It may  not be Virginia Water, or Ullswater, but it's MINE !


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:12

Very professional. I am SICK with envy, and feel like doing a dam busters raid on my effort !


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:50

I shall have to 'ponder' this problem. Can we pool our thoughts?


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 22:42

Would a liner, underneath, be a submarine ?



Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:31

All this talk about liners.  It reminds me of the time when the Titanic left Belfast. The workmen said, after the disaster, 'She was alright when she left here '!

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Talkback: Herbs for shade

What are suitable FLOWERS for shade, that aren't invasive, in a small front garden, east facing ? 
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Hot Wiring

New life for old wire 
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Bee Alert ! Your lotty needs lerts !

alarmed at the bee numbers 
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corn marigolds

mixed blessings 
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gone to seed too early 
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uploading images

how to upload images to forum  
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Poor Germination

Sour soil, poor drainage and poor croppings 
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starting a new 'Patch'

Best returns for initial investment  
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leaf mulching

how to get the most out of your old leaves 
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improving shed and garden security 
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GM seeds

to seed or not to seed 
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herbal lawns

Establishing a herbal lawn 
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Now the soil is warm

what and where to plant and sow 
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bee hives

benefits of bee hives 
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