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Excess Plants

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 21:22

Ooh JoJo I'm in Stoke on Trent and never thought of Dougie Mac. I've just thought of the Donna Louise Hospice too. I'll give them both a try, thank you.


Excess Plants

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 20:37

All good suggestions thank you. I think it will be local schools maybe or there is a psychiatric unit near me attached to the hospital and I could try there too. Many thanks.


Excess Plants

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:06

Hi folks, every year I grow way too much and this year is no exception. I usually compost (regretfully) what I don't use or pass on to family but this year everything seems to have grown on and I have loads of veg and flower plants that I'm just not going to be able to use. 

The thing is, I have no idea who to donate them to. I would like them to go to a charity or similar, who use gardening for therapy etc. 

Has anyone ever donated before and any tips on finding somewhere local to me in Staffordshire. 

Many thanks.

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.

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