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  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    Petite pois to ye too, ma bonny Lass !


  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

          AND   AND     AND        !          WE'VE JUST COUNTED A TOTAL OF ,  WAIT FOR IT .. . . . . .  . . 10 PAIRS OF FROGGIES,  having a pyjama party with no pyjamas on ! THEY ARE GIVING IT FULL ATTENTION !    WOW !   WHAT ENERGY !


    This means that we'll have to build an extension for them as there's not enuff room in the pond for all their cavorting !  I wonder if they either know or care, even, who is missus or Mr. froggy when they awooing go !

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    Come to think of it, we have a washing up bowl in the front 'garden', and even this  little pool has a res pop of 4 froglettes. So, nil desperandum. My good Missus can even call them up at the lotty ! She has a chesty cold and can sound just like them !


    Ribbet             ribbet           ribbet !

  • AirwavesAirwaves Posts: 82

    Enjoy your pond Erica 938, I'm sure you will get lots to interest you from it.

    I was looking at a pond mud cleaner. This vacum fits on the end of a hose and works without destroying wildlife. Has anyone tried this? Thankyou for your replies

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    Personally, I would think that a 'pond mud cleaner' is just another 'gimmick'. The garden centres are filled with gimmicks these days. Just another method of extracting money from us gardeners  who want to be gardeners and not accumulate a shed full of gizmo's. Things like this, look attractive and indespensible, but check your kitchen and see how many things you have that you seldom use. A kitchen is just a parallel extension of your garden. By the way, does anybody want a Fiskar weeder ? I have a few hoes, back saving spades, hose attachments galore, diaries from years back, never used, cost a bloody fortune but but but but, they look good !!!!!!  Think tho', how much do you REALLY NEED a garlic crusher ??????? A smack with a brad bladed knife with the back of the hand is good enough, so WHY does one have to have a MUD CLEANER ???   Give me strength !

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Don't see how the sellers can say that a 'mud cleaner' doesn't destroy wildlife. The frogs etc may survive unharmed but by far the greatest proportion of pond life is the beasties in the mud. If they get tidily hoovered away what are the bigger creatures going to eat?

    Peat, I like my garlic crusher image

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Airwaves, my OH used a so-called wet and dry vacuum cleaner. He had to add an extension pipe to the hose as our pond is quite deep and had to empty the container quite often, but it worked fine. Any underwater creepy crawlies were fished out of the sludge and returned to pond. If you don't have one, maybe friend or neighbour does who would let you borrow it.

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    We can start a new thread about Garlic Crushers !

    Flo Bear, I don't dare to be hinting however smally, but I am just about crowded out with things I do not use, but bought on the spur of the moment. In fact, I have some spurs to give away, if anybody's interested.  If you get on with your crusher, on yersel' as they say in Glasgae, but a good whack is as good as anything, and voila ! No cleaning out of smally holes either !  I  LURVE garlic, me !

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Peat, I completely agree on gimmicky useless bits of kitchen kit and have had my share in the past. My partner is a sucker for shopping channels and every so often orders something that we really don't need - as long as he keeps it in his 'den' that's fine by me image

    Don't laugh but my garlic crusher has a special plastic thingy for poking the holes out all in one go image

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    I ken whit ye mean, but a plassy bag ferr a crushers hole poker is beyond belief !

    I'm gannen back to ma toasted hot cross buns. I like hot buns, me !

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