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Thursday, 18 September 2014
Angry Hornets in a Jam Jar.
Firstly may I apologise for the disgusting state of my finger nails; I'd bin gardnin'.
I'm never sure if people know what I'm talking about when I use the word 'Hornets'. So these are they.
Our Fig trees are filled with the blighters at this time of year, so I stick these home made traps amongst the branches. Hornets look like giant wasps (only 3 or 4 times the size), and have a mighty sting; two stings can kill.
For the come-hither sludge in the traps, I use cheap beer, Lady Magnon's Apricot jam, and sugar; they just can't resist.
THANK YOU MA'AM ..........
*Queen Elizabeth 11 has been a constant throughout my life. I was two years
old when she ascended the throne so, she has always been there. A constant ...
2 weeks ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!