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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 07:22

Good morning all

Oooh Stacey    - what a bu$$er ((hugs)) x millions - we'll all fight it with you!!!   Grrrrrrrrr   Don't worry about the garden - the wildlife will look after it over the winter and you can sort it in the spring

Temp down outside to 4.6C overnight - I've put the heating on for the first time this autumn.

Dilemma

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 07:13

Philippa  - I would initially report this as a matter of urgency to the person in charge of the allotments, explaining that if the situation isn't resolved immediately you will have no option but to report this to the RSPCA . 

If by any chance they don't follow it up, it is also a police matter and should be reported to them.

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 06:59

OH is frequently woken by our hedgehogs snuffling around in the garden and pushing their supper dish around on the terrace

This seems very late in the year to see hoglets that small.

I don't know how soon temperatures drop where you are DD, but that baby isn't going to be big enough to hibernate in order to survive the winter.  Also a lactating sow is going to struggle to put on the weight she needs to survive hibernation.  A hedgehog's body should be 30% fat at the start of hibernation.

Could you put some supplementary food out each night?  A saucer or shallow bowl of chicken variety catfood, with some chopped unsalted peanuts, mealworms and raisins and also a shallow dish of fresh water could make all the difference to your hedgehogs. 

http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/free-autumn-a-z-of-tips.html

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:59

Still picking the runners here Verdun   but I guess they'll not last much longer.  Then it'll be a good tidy up, the haulms will be stacked in a quiet corner to provide hibernation opportunities for hedgehogs etc, and the broad bean seeds will be sown. 

Have a good evening folks - I've got my feet up and I'm on the sofa with OH and Columbo - see you in the morniung

Figs in Pots & Mulberries

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:51

Just John Innes No 3 loam based compost - not multi-purpose  I added a bit of horticultural grit to make sure it drains freely.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:45

Verdun - that's really good news.  I hope to hear more positive news soon

Figs in Pots & Mulberries

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 16:55

I've used John Innes No 3 for my potgrown fig. 

Grapes

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 16:26

I've no experience of greenhouse vines, only outside ones, but this site http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/products/Grape-Muscat-Hamburgh.html which I rate very highly, suggests that the Muscat Hamburg can benefit from a little heat in cool autumns.  Although September hasn't realy been cool, it was cool here in August and is cooling down now.  Perhaps  a little heat now would be a good idea.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 16:07

Hi jo   you've arrived in time for cake

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 15:39

Yum!!!

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