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Peat Ballan

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Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 19:21

I ken whit ye mean, but a plassy bag ferr a crushers hole poker is beyond belief !

I'm gannen back to ma toasted hot cross buns. I like hot buns, me !

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 18:25

We can start a new thread about Garlic Crushers !

Flo Bear, I don't dare to be hinting however smally, but I am just about crowded out with things I do not use, but bought on the spur of the moment. In fact, I have some spurs to give away, if anybody's interested.  If you get on with your crusher, on yersel' as they say in Glasgae, but a good whack is as good as anything, and voila ! No cleaning out of smally holes either !  I  LURVE garlic, me !

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 17:07

Personally, I would think that a 'pond mud cleaner' is just another 'gimmick'. The garden centres are filled with gimmicks these days. Just another method of extracting money from us gardeners  who want to be gardeners and not accumulate a shed full of gizmo's. Things like this, look attractive and indespensible, but check your kitchen and see how many things you have that you seldom use. A kitchen is just a parallel extension of your garden. By the way, does anybody want a Fiskar weeder ? I have a few hoes, back saving spades, hose attachments galore, diaries from years back, never used, cost a bloody fortune but but but but, they look good !!!!!!  Think tho', how much do you REALLY NEED a garlic crusher ??????? A smack with a brad bladed knife with the back of the hand is good enough, so WHY does one have to have a MUD CLEANER ???   Give me strength !

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 16:24

Come to think of it, we have a washing up bowl in the front 'garden', and even this  little pool has a res pop of 4 froglettes. So, nil desperandum. My good Missus can even call them up at the lotty ! She has a chesty cold and can sound just like them !


Ribbet             ribbet           ribbet !

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 16:21

      AND   AND     AND        !          WE'VE JUST COUNTED A TOTAL OF ,  WAIT FOR IT .. . . . . .  . . 10 PAIRS OF FROGGIES,  having a pyjama party with no pyjamas on ! THEY ARE GIVING IT FULL ATTENTION !    WOW !   WHAT ENERGY !


This means that we'll have to build an extension for them as there's not enuff room in the pond for all their cavorting !  I wonder if they either know or care, even, who is missus or Mr. froggy when they awooing go !

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 16:16

Petite pois to ye too, ma bonny Lass !


Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 23:18

Peeps ! Let's be peaceful with each other ! Like , Man, woss wiv all these negative vibes ? Y'know wot Oim sayin'? Like man, it's a bummer to fall out over a bit of pond weed !  Come round an' meet mah frogs, dontchya know ?  Four frogs is eight eyes, like, wowwwww !  heavy heavy heavy !

The big frog says, Bon Soir, ma petites !

Au revoir, like.

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 16:05

Our wee wildlife pond is close to,  ( 1 metre ) off a patch of holly hedge, is about 3 sq. m in area. I put some mud and grunge into it from a proper wild pond, with some weed, and this was some 5 years ago. I have a resident population of 6 good frogs, who wish me 'bon jour' every day in the spawning season. It has virtually no attention but for desultory clearing of the worst of the weed during the year. I lined the hole with some spare pond liner that the gardening centre didn't bother to charge me for, bless 'em, and it slakes the thirst of our honey bees, wasps, butterflies, hedgehogs, da boidies, and gives us a spiritual re-charging of batteries. We love our time oop t'lotty, and it's worth every penny we spend on it, in it.

Save our bees

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 21:03

Got a hive oop t' 'lotty, and planning another. Insect box is ready, and a very good value for money ..........£3.00 for one of these is in Morrisons ! Could't make it yourself any cheaper !  Gunna get another I think !    Buzz on my little beauties!

Talkback: Help wildlife survive winter

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 00:13
I cannot trust leaving cat or dog food out for hedgehogs, because how will a cat or a dog know that it is left out for hedgehogs ???? Duhhhhhhhhh !

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