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for the Gardeners' World blog wildlife caption competition. How about...Buster: "Get me out of here."Frog: "No, let me in, there are cats out here."What do you think?
It was only to be expected at this time of year, parent talk in the playground turns to frogs and toads. I haven’t seen any yet — too blistering cold, either for them to be moving or for me to out rootling in the garden — but I have just been shown
, but the combination of dry day (getting me out), clear water and the slanting rays of the sun, have all conspired to make this an exciting event.There is something much more primordial about a newt than, say, a frog or a toad. Perhaps it’s the dragging crocodilian
there is not much life in it. In summer the weed is alive with all sorts of wriggling larvae, nymphs and maggots, but now they have mostly descended into the ooze below.By Saturday it was all but empty when two frogs started splashing about in the murky dregs
and running now that I've replaced the liner and refilled it, has frogs and newts at certain times of the year, but I've covered it with a wire mesh to prevent certain 2-year-olds taking an accidental dip, and I'm certain it would also foil the attentions
works, I will never be able to think of Ledra as anything else now. Unless my 11-year-old daughter has her way. She took one look at the images and described it perfectly as a scabby frog.
I'm just back from a weekend visiting an old friend in Banwell, near Weston-Super-Mare. Always envious of his rambling house and large walled garden, we got to talking over garden wildlife and the troubles of traipsing fox dung through the kitchen
we'll need to back fill a bit more.We're going to have to put up a sign explaining that the pond will not have fish in it. It's a wildlife pond, and in my book fish and wildlife do not mix. And it's unlikely that frogs or toads will find their way
slightly irritated when I read one of the kids' story books, in which someone discovers a frog or toad in the garden and their subsequent quest to find a suitable aquatic home for its release. Amphibians only go into water to breed in spring. Most