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Posted: 01/08/2015 at 17:23

PM me your address KEF & I'll stick them in the post  

(We are talking about the aphids aren't we - ain't sharing my ladybirds wiv anyone no ways )


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 17:18

WE cut the hedge the other day and I was trying to bag up / shred the cuttings. It took twice as long as usual because I had to keep shaking out the ladybirds. They are not as plentiful this year and they took a long while to arrive (suspect the long cold spring / early summer was to blame) but they are here now and enjoying a bumper feast of aphids on the roses etc.


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 16:06

Hosta - Blimey that's a turn up for the books. 

KEF - I could be locked up for the things I said I would like to see happen to that dentist and / or his business... 

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 15:36

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 15:26

Mine was coastal otters Hosta - is that OK? (same species but they have the whole sea to play and fish in).

Inland otters got into a neighbours pond a few weeks back and did similar damage - so I know they can be a pest from that point of view. She had some nice footage of the culprits taken with an infra red camera tho'..


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 15:20

I couldn't resist a sneak peak either Jo 

I would like to ask (in a non inflammatory way) why somebody would consider it acceptable to bring issues of terrorism, paedophilia and rape into a discussion about cats digging in one's garden.

I refuse to enter into the arguments about cats but I do object to rudeness and unreasonable tirades on the forum. 

Posting Issues?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 15:07

I wonder who you're talking about now.... 

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 15:05
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

....... and make a heck of a racket at night! Especially in mating and having babies seasons.

Reminds me of some neighbours I used to have BL ....

Sorry . Get me coat ....

Cute pic though.

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 10:09
It's probably the red squirrel (only seen 2) for me but coastal otters are jostling for top spot.
We enjoyed a magical day kayaking off the West Coast of Scotland and a couple of otters decided to join us diving and playing around the kayak for ages.They look incredibly cute and serene lying on their blacks floating in the water and are amazingly graceful swimming underwater.


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 00:10
I know it's not worth getting het up about but maybe it's just been one of those days & it got to me a bit. I think 'somebody' has some serious issues & it's not pleasant watching the fall out.
Never mind, I don't have to look at it...
Congratulations on your anniversary Liri - raspberries & cream everytime for me

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Something's chewing my pea seedlings 
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Getting rid of daffodils

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