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Frogspawn 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 22:30

Northumberland.................... pond is ice bound. Titanic struggle to penetrate surface through 12mm thickness of bergs. Ever seen a frog on skates ?

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:40

I've got a spade called 'Sam'. He's very hard to detect ! ! ........reads me like a book !

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 08:47

For staring, read STARLING. Neighbours have cats, but we don't ! I want to spray the lotty with tiger and lion urine. THAT'D put the sods off using our lotty as a pathway to pussy riot !

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 23:18

I think we should have a comp for the best names for the little sods. Like my /wren, called Christopher, a staring called Grace, a spuggie called Hoppy Spadge, Dennis Dunnock, and so on.

Any takers ???

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 15:13

Further more, I forgot the robins, a nice little wren, whom I call Christopher, and soon to arrive, the frogs in the little pond.

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 15:08

Birds , have a mind of their own, and bloody minded they can be too ! Oop  t'lotty, we have a veritable forest of feeders hanging off the apple trees, filled to bursting with peanuts, niger seeds, fat balls, Meal worms,multi grained seeds for this 'n that, and by 'n' large we get a plethora of wild life. Dunnocks, Doves, Pigeons, long tailed tits blues, great and coal........ pheasants come and scratch up the grass for the seeds dropped from the feeders, leaving great bare patches, Chaffinches , Green finches, an occasional grey, yellow wagtail, blackies, spuggies, and lawdy lawd ! an actual HOUSE SPARROW ! Brilliant !

I have tried attracting more to the patch, but despite setting up a complete housing estate for the little buggers, none have taken me up on the offer, and 5 years on, the boxes are still vacant. I blame the Tories and Lib-Dems for this. 

Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 23:24

What is one man's poisson, is another man's fish.


Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 20:35

OMG ! I misread the last comment from the singing gardener. Could be alarming and quite painful !

Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 14:21

Further to everything that has been said, perhaps the best way of deterring the rats is to do what all composters should do. Turn your compost thoroughly and regularly, at LEAST once a month. This would make life a bit uncomfortable for them, to say the least. Rats DO NOT LIKE CHANGE !    and would move on if it became too inconvenient for them ! NOW, it's a fine afternoon, and I'm off to the lotty to do just this. Turn the compo !

Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 13:41

As JOYCE says, our ultimate enemy    or enema, says it is human waste and litter, throwing away cooked foods anywhere, is what attracts the rats. If we humans disposed of our so called waste, more responsibly and wasted less, there would be less for the rats to be attracted to.

UNFORTUNATELY we seem incapable of accepting responsibility for our foolishness. So, either clean up, waste less and reap the rewards, or go under your own pile of crud.

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Discussions started by Peat B

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

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Bee Alert ! Your lotty needs lerts !

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corn marigolds

mixed blessings 
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uploading images

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leaf mulching

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