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Posted: 21/02/2014 at 08:43

One of the reasons for the decline in hedgehogs is the increase in solid panel fencing around gardens all over the country - hedgehogs need to roam over quite a large area to feed and also to meet up for 'socal activities

This site gives advice on how to make areas safe and habitable for hedgehogs - we've liaised with our neighbours and have little 'hedgehog gates' in the bottom of our fences so that hedgehogs can visit several gardens in the evenings. 


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 08:29

Good morning KEF   hope you enjoyed your birthday 


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 07:58

Good morning Panda - if all goes according to plan I'll be posting plants to you and Gardengirl today.  I'll confirm that later ................ 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 07:54

Verdun - very practical ideas 


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 07:52

Morning Lily

OH has set off to work on his new bike  - we've got blue skies and sunshine now - hope it stays for the weekend 

Courgettes - flowers but no full size fruit

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 07:49

I have no experience of growing in hot dry temperatures but I do know Lincolnshire quite well  and can imagine the growing conditions are radically different!

Have you looked at the RHS website - it does mention pollination difficulties in high temperatures 

Good luck


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 06:54

Wonder how Punkdoc's getting on with his garden ....


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 06:44

Good morning chicky - definitely got to finish my seed-sorting and finalise the list making this weekend!

conflicting answers

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 06:41

Nothing to stop you erecting your own intruder-proof fence inside the boundary - high enough to prevent reaching over etc. I think that would be my preferred option. 


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 06:35

Good morning all - it's lovely out there with the birds for company isn't it Archie 

Sharp frost at the front of the house with ice on the car but it only got down to 1.4C in the back garden - the front is a bit of a frost pocket.

Sitting here now with a strong black coffee and listening to the Rubettes' Juke Box Jive .... wow, that's the way to wake up in the morning

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 08:23

Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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