Wow, I am learning rapidly here.
The girls are laying for the first time, we are absolutely thrilled and I tell them how clever they are each morning.
When I let them out they make a bee line for the field my miniature rescue Shetland ponies are in presumably because there will be bugs and grubs for them there. They systematically 'work' the field necks outstretched close to the ground. They form a line across the field making sure the don't miss an inch.
I grow a huge amount/variety of plants to sell on eBay to help fund the rescue animals so I am looking forward to them helping with the slug and snail population but will they eat all the worms and good grubs too? They had a fest on leatherjackets the other week when I had to move some crocuses growing under my washing line. It takes me at least twice as long to do gardening nowadays as the ducks are right on top of the spot I am digging, they are not the slightest bit bothered if I lift them with the fork!
You say about cleaning the pond. Ours has sprung a leak although the line is guaranteed 25 years and is only 18 months old but it is 38 meters across a large area to clean.
Does anyone know how to repair liner I can see two little holes which think must have been made when the duck house sank in a storm. The ducks never used it till it sank now they sit on the roof!
Katy, are you near Plymouth UK because I would love to take you up on your offer of help with the propagator please that is so kind.
Many thanks, Angela