Category: Wildlife & nature

all creatures great and small

Dead duck

A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird’s chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his…

Allotment time

Mark’s borlotti bamboo beanpole project reminds me of those with more enclosed spaces, e.g. allotments. What are you up to this season? Speak hypothetically about what would be nice to do, so allotment plod don’t arrest you for breaking house…

Tornado watch

It does put things in perspective. If you’re of the praying kind, our Toodles and a million others are in the path of a tornado right now, 7:40 a.m. [our time], hunkered down and awaiting. Should lift around 10 a.m.…

When cultivation is tricky

Worth a look: Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, mandarins, tangerines, grapefruits, limes, pomeloes) are the highest-value fruit crop in terms of international trade. Citrus plants are not frost-hardy and can only be grown in tropical and subtropical climates – unless…

The language of flowers

Match the flower in the column below: pomegranate aloe rose apple blossom yellow carnation bluebells rosemary … with its human attribute: kindness devotion remembrance disdain preference conceit bitterness

Sickos [2]

Rossa’s mother sends: That’s it.