It's started to rain in the past half-an-hour and the pundits say it's the start of 48hours-worth. Sorry folks - but we'll be sharing our south west largesse with the rest of you before long.
Hedgehogs? Haven't seen (or heard) one for ages. Or badger, who used the leat at the end of the garden as a personal highway (with, at one time, its very own motorway service station aka the veg patch with badger-friendly sweet corn ). Just have to make do with the mice that eat my seeds - and the birds ditto. I don't mind the latter though.