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Jacinta D's Journal

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12 December 2017 19:38:12

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After being away from home for the last few days, I was itching to get out and have a look around. This morning has been the heaviest frost so far. All three ponds were frozen over when I got home this afternoon. Spotted one of the Shubunkins on his side in the Lower Pond. Usually at this time of year they have already gone down to the deepest part. But, as it has been so mild of late, they must be very confused with the seasons.

I poked about gently at him, ready to remove his body. But where there's life there's hope. He was still alive, but only just. He's about 7yrs old at this stage. But it looks like he's on life support. I expect him to be dead in the morning, although it's to get slightly milder. Fingers crossed as I love having fish. 

Cyclamen coum is flowering away nicely now. And it's clumping up well too. I discovered a few Dahlias in pots that I had forgotten to take into the glasshouse. They're in now so I hope it's not too late. 

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Scrubber Scrubber 12 December 2017 20:31:37

Do hope he revives and survives Jacinta. I have  nofish but some frogs still very annoyed to be  disturbed!

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 13 December 2017 00:14:24

Hopefully he will have woken up enough to realise he should be at the bottom of the pond by morining! I know how much you love these fish and you take good care of them too!

I'm having the same doubts about my wormery as you have about your dahlias but I don't really have room in the sheds to shelter the poor little worms! I put an extra mat over the wormery to keep the temperature up a little but I may well ahve to import a fresh batch in the spring!


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