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Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:37
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

OH has some big , heavy duty plastic stacking crates. Might I be able to use one of those upside down if I drill some small holes for ventilation? and make an entrance hole, obviously!!

I'd make quite a few large-ish holes along the sides for ventilation - imagine the condensation from several months of breathing whilst Spikey is snuggled in there over the winter - otherwise I don't see why it wouldn't be fine. 


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:32

Good morning Clari

Look what happens when we talk duvets - we've got bedroom furniture spam

Bee's in Lawn

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:31

Explain to the children, show them pictures online, let them watch quietly from a little way away - they're usually fascinated by them

If they're too young to keep away they won't be out there unsupervised anyway will they, so adults can keep them away from the bees' area



Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:23

Good morning everyone G'day Pat

We buy the best duvets and pillows we can afford and don't change them until they go flat and lose their insulation properties - but they go for laundering every spring and autumn.  We bought a new duvet this year - a John Lewis one with two layers which fix together so we have a choice of three thicknesses - it's really lovely and luxurious to sleep under.  I'm really fussy about my pillow and have to have the exact right one otherwise I get a crook neck (this happened on our recent holiday - I usually take my pillow with me but forgot).  Consequently I don't change them often as it can take a while to break a new one in.  They do get laundered tho

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 19:01

Sorry, really tired and about to fall asleep but you can find lots of info here

Hope that helps


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 18:01

Hosta, I passed on your message - I got a text back - 'Bless him!  I'm afraid she is but it has to be done!'  You can't tell these youngsters can you

Lawn Aerator Shoes

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 17:55

And you're in danger of attaching yourself permanently to the lawn, not to mention seriously straining some thigh muscles


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 16:13

Hmm, wireworm are often a problem in old grassland that has been put to vegetables in the first year, but as they're the larvae of click beetles that live in the grass, as they pupate and turn into adults they then leave the veg patch move to grassland.

The traditional remedy for wireworm is to run some poultry on the land for a while - they'll clear them up. 

Another solution is to grow earlier maturing potatoes - it tends to be later maturing types that suffer the most.


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 15:30

Is it a relatively new bed?  Was it lawn before it was potato patch? 

Lemon balm disease

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 15:28

No, don't wait , just shear it back - just leave 3 or 4 inches of stem - it'll be fine - it's tough as old boots. 

My Ma tried for years to get rid of it as it spread through her rose garden

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