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Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 11:32

They do seem to change their routines as the nights get longer - ours are eating much less food in our garden and Hefty has moved on from his summer quarters behind the ash tree ... that's good as we don't have to move him when the tree is felled. Phew! Much better that he's made his own choice - not sure where he is tho.


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 10:58

Yay!  Good luck Panda!

I'm back from shops.  I went in the car in the end 'cos I remembered we needed loo rolls and there's no way I'd get them in the bike basket along with the other shopping.

Now the desiccated coconut is soaking in the coconut milk - it has to soak for a couple of hours so I'll find something else to do for a while.

Tree ID

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 10:56

I've been researching Crataegus recently, and there are many with un-lobed leaves.

Have a look here

You'll need to scroll down a bit.  Crataegus x lavallei looks a definite possibility

Chaenomeles - black spot?

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 10:50

I'd clear them up when they fall and burn them - otherwise I wouldn't worry


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 09:34

SGL - yes, coconut and chocolate - I've not made it before 'cos I don't like desiccated coconut and OH isn't keen on chocolate cake - but I think the Moving Volunteers will like it and I won't be tempted to eat it

It's a River Cottage recipe, I can't find it online, but this blog has an adaptation of it that looks good

Just going to the shops on my bike to pick up the coconut .......

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 09:29

Good idea David


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 08:32

Oh, by the way - the plan is to bring a Bounty Cake with me tomorrow - warn the volunteers


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 08:31

I'll pull it out tomorrow for you Wonky - have a good day


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 08:29

No Pat, it's not emails  (I've got a very good spam filter) - we sometimes get spam posts on the forum from advertisers which we flag up to the Moderators for removal.  It looks as if they've searched the web for sites which talk about bedding etc, and decided that this one is appropriate for their adverts of Mahogany bedroom furniture so they posted a thread

The Mods have been alerted.

Lemon balm disease

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:45

I agree, in theory cut it back before flowering - but the bees love the flowers so I wait until they've finished with it.

A handful of leaves in a mug of boiling water, steeped then strained and with a teaspoon of honey makes a lovely soothing bedtime drink

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