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by Jacksparrow
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: TADPOLES
Replies: 180
Views: 67710

Re: TADPOLES

Mrs JS reported a dead frog in the relined pond today so I was dispatched to fish out the body :( I had a good trawl around the area of pond indicated and no dead frog was located but I did get dozens of tadpoles yet to mature :nod: So the finding of the dead body(if there really is one :unsure: ) i...
by Jacksparrow
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Plants
Topic: FUNGI
Replies: 51
Views: 32798

Re: FUNGI

Placido wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:37 am
I did, I did ! It's online and it's huuuuuge. Sign the petition NOW and Parliament will have to debate it. (Oh sorry, that's the TV Licence for over-75s.)
:rofl:
by Jacksparrow
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Plants
Topic: Agapanthus
Replies: 16
Views: 4750

Re: Agapanthus

Aaaahhaaahh, that's all very well though - I've heard you saying things like that before. Next thing we know is that you've taken your axe to it and brought the poor thing's best effort to a shuddering halt. The last flaring of a candle flame ....... Very true the JS memory span in now very short. ...
by Jacksparrow
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Plants
Topic: FUNGI
Replies: 51
Views: 32798

Re: FUNGI

Placido wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:32 am
The Men arrived yesterday morning - cut the grass in the rain :rolleyes: and smashed the little toadstool fambly :( to smithereens
Vandalism. Report them to the RSPCT
by Jacksparrow
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Plants
Topic: Agapanthus
Replies: 16
Views: 4750

Re: Agapanthus

I had a quick count of flower stalks in the white agapanthus today and there are about a dozen. If they develop fully into flowers it will be the best year for some time. The earlier talk of it's demise are now well on the back burner. :nod:
by Jacksparrow
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: STARLINGS
Replies: 407
Views: 169938

Re: STARLINGS

My starlings have been gone for a while now, not a single one around :( . I was getting quite worried that something terrible happened to them and they all perished, until this morning when the bunch of them literary raided my feeders :eek: . After they had a good meal they just disappeared again. ...
by Jacksparrow
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: TADPOLES
Replies: 180
Views: 67710

Re: TADPOLES

Today, I took it upon myself to give one of the froglets a little help. I saw it was moving along the perimeter of the pond as if it was looking for a way out. I reached for the net and landed it into a nearby clump of flowers. If I find them out in the open I always return them a sheltered spot.
by Jacksparrow
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: TADPOLES
Replies: 180
Views: 67710

Re: TADPOLES

Quite few froglets were about today. They should be starting to leave the ponds soon. My biggest concern is bird predation as one of the juvenile Blackbirds was trying it's hand at catching tadpoles today. It didn't succeed while I was watching but practice makes perfect. :nod:
by Jacksparrow
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....
Replies: 1487
Views: 473189

Re: WHAT I SAW TODAY.....

What I'm not seeing all of a sudden are my birds :magnify:. Apart from one lone blackbird mother still gathering little worms there is a dramatic drop in numbers. Ground food left uneaten :eek: !! I think the Summer Vacation has begun :weep:. They'll be back in October ....... I was about to post s...
by Jacksparrow
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Pond Life
Topic: TADPOLES
Replies: 180
Views: 67710

Re: TADPOLES

Four legs but still has a tail getting used to being out of water.
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