Wouldn’t our gardens be desolate places without wildlife visiting?
I love the great advice in Alexandra Campbell’s “Notes From My Garden”, to be found each week in the “Friend”, and included in September 8 issue is a tip on wildlife-friendly gardening.
A surprise visitor
Well, just last week, while standing at the kitchen sink mundanely washing dishes, my day was instantly cheered when I spotted a frog in our little pond doing the breaststroke. I was “riveted” to the spot, revelling watching this little fellow swimming round and round in circles.
Then it dawned on me, my little web-toed friend may have been looking for a way out!
The Great Escape
I called to my other half asking if he had a plank of wood to offer an escape route and, needless-to-say he thought I was being ridiculous, but humoured me anyway.
Not one to do things by half, he found a baluster rather than a mere plank of wood to offer a grand exit.
In under five minutes my froggy friend had found the path to freedom and frog-leaped his way to the safety of shrubbery. It wasn’t until I found myself humming “I want to break free”, that I realised I’d subconsciously named him Freddie!