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hedgehog

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:28

Hedgehogs are omnivores like us - they get protein from meat (often carrion) and insects as well as slugs (although as they carry lungworm they're not so good for them).  They also eat fallen nuts, grains and fruit.  

http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/diet.html 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:24

Done Nut 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:19

Come along Susie - the more the merrier 

courgette

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:06

I think they're not being properly pollinated - some info which should be helpful here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=676 

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:54

OH has the day off today as he worked extra during the week - that makes it a very odd Saturday  I'm going to write a shopping list and pop down to the s'market in the village to get food for the weekend and some more Calgon for the w. machine. 

Then I shall come home, do a bit of tidying and then ................ it's into the garden again for me.  

It's really quite overcast here but dry and warm - we've not had any rain for ages.  

Shrubs and plants dying in established border

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:48

Info re honey fungus here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=180 

If you scroll down you'll see you can download a list of resistant plants. 

Good luck 

hedgehog

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:12

Hedgehog muesli!  They sometimes wake us up at night, pushing their dish around on the terrace, huffing and puffing and crunching.  They always take a good drink from the shallow bowl of fresh rainwater from the water butt that we put out every evening. 

Lots of helpful stuff here http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/all-about-hedgegogs.html 

Poorly Courgettes

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:09

It might be a pollination problem if they're doing this when still small.  Otherwise I agree with KEF - remove the flower once it starts to die. 

I wouldn't grow them in the GH - need lots of insects visiting 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:07

Oooh, I'm hungry - don't often do a big breakfast but I want one NOW!!!  It won't happen today tho - maybe a dippy egg? 

Verdun - I've not grown achilleas before - well, not intentionally anyway, but as the ones in our front lawn seem to enjoy the conditions out there I thought I'd give one a go, and on our Bressingham trip I bought Achillea 'Sunny Seduction' - it's gorgeous, a sort of  buttery yellow with a hint of acidity - very pleased with it. 

http://bloomsofbressinghamplants.com/Trade/Variety/Achillea_Sunny_Seduction.html 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:36

Good morning Verdun   

Which achilleas are you getting?

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