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Gardening for softies

July 2011

Weeding takes a little longer when you're a softie.

I was helping with some weeding on the parental rockery over the weekend, and happened across an ants' nest. Much as it was necessary to get the job done, I'd have preferred not to have disturbed their home. As it was I moved rocks as gently as I could, and stood over them, watching, shielding their delicate eggs from the hot sun as they hurriedly busied themselves with moving their babies to safety. They are plentiful in number of course, and my gardening won't impact the overall population. But that doesn't preclude a little care for the natural world.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 July 2011 13:05

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