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Oh what a beautiful spawning!

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 20:31

That's true Gemma, we have lifted paving slabs and found frogs underneath in a little hole they've dug. Heaven knows how they get themselves under there.


Oh what a beautiful spawning!

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 17:58

Seems like a lot of hard work when there's a perfectly good pond nearby. Maybe it was the Hyacinth Bucket of the frog world and required a more exclusive nursery.

Useful or useless mulch?

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 17:49

We can't get enough on our allotments. It's brilliant for covering muddy paths and my chickens love the little worms that seem to love the dampness underneath.

squirrel on magnolia

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 17:47

Our squirrels tend to only steal apples. But I have noticed the blue tits pulling the buds off my greengage tree 

Oh what a beautiful spawning!

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 17:34

If they can climb up a 3ft, smooth metal surface. Can they? However they did it, they got in, layed squillions of eggs and escaped again. Little blighters should be in MI5 or something. Stealth spawning 

Oh what a beautiful spawning!

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 13:50

Ok I love frogs but if I see them all jumping three feet high or spawning in my loo, I'm outta there 

I think my frogs must have run out of room in the pond as it is full up to the top with spawn. But you're right GemmaJF, there is nothing in the tank to eat (unless they're partial to rust). I will have to scoop them out this weekend and put them back in the pond. I'm guessing it will be easier to scoop out a thousand eggs rather than catch a thousand taddys.

Cold hands for me this weekend 

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:32

If you like cooking (or even if you don't) I suggest a huge herb garden. If left to flower, most herbs are very attractive to bees and butterflies. Herbs like sage, lemon balm, mint, thyme, comfrey and hyssop are beautiful when they are in full flower.

Oh what a beautiful spawning!

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:23

Hi all, have any of you ever found frogspawn in a strange place?

We have a pond on our allotment that is teeming with frogs and spawn but about 20ft away is a water tank that last week, also became full of spawn. Thousands of eggs. The thing is, there is no way into it. There is a tap at the bottom which is sealed and a dip tank which is 3ft off the ground. No sign of frogs in the tank either, not a single one, dead or alive.

How on earth did it get in there?

Also, would it be a good idea to scoop it out and put it in the pond with the rest of the spawn? I don't think the tadpoles will survive if they hatch in there.

Many thanks.


My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 18:41

We went fruit picking last year and I was eating the fresh blackcurrants off the bush. I spat them out saying 'Oh my god, they taste like meat!' My companions thought I was mental, and told me as much. I am much relieved that I am indeed, not mental. They do taste like meat. You are not alone.


Posted: 14/07/2012 at 20:49

I have always had ants nests in my enclosed garden composter. They do no harm, break the compost up a treat and are usually gone by autumn. 

But if you really need them gone, a blob of Nippon gel near the composter (not in it) will get rid of them sharpish.

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