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Should I encourage house mice into my garden?

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 08:04

House mice tend to live in houses and other buildings.

If you have mice living in log piles or similar in your garden then they're likely to be field mice/wood mice.  They don't need encouraging, they'll just be there.  The populations usually don't get so large that they need you to take action to reduce them - and of course a good supply of them is vital to the owl and kestrel populations.

Do you speak flower?

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 07:21

Well, there's Hostafans for a start ...........


Posted: 03/09/2015 at 07:06

Good morning all

I do hope that things are improving for Yvie and her family ((hugs))

SGL, it's a  nearly two hour train ride to London from here, but then you have to get across London to wherever you're going - I used to do it all the time when OH was at Chelsea Art School, but at least I had somewhere to stay free overnight and not just doing a daytrip.  If we go to London to see galleries etc nowadays it can get a bit costly so we don't do it as often as we'd like.

Still, if we plan ahead for a trip next year .................. I'm wondering whether early May would be a good time, Azealeas and Rhodos out as well as daffs and tulips?

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 20:23

Especially like the look of those beetroot

whose poo?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 20:21

I'd say hedgehog poo - we have several different hedgehogs visit our garden, and they can be identified by their poo (size, texture etc).  It does also vary with what they've been eating - soft cat food meat type produces a different poo to some of the cereal based dry cat foods.  Now we're using specialist semi-moist hedgehog food along with crushed peanuts, sunflower seeds, mealworms and a few banana chips the poos are different yet again. 

Put some of the poos in the dry to dry out - if it's hedgehog poo when it's dry you'll see the glitter of the hard black beetle cases that form a large part of the hedgehog diet.

Standard Bay

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:58

Good luck - let us know how you get on

Look what my husband made for me today :-)

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:56

We could invent some new ranks - what about Under Gardener in Training and Gardener's Handyman


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:53

Hello jo   What a coincidence - we were talking about Kew today.  On the train home I was wondering if we could arrange a Forkers visit there sometime.  It does cost quite a lot to get to London from out in the sticks, but if you can book in advance it can be a bit less extortionate.  

Maybe it's one to plan for next year?

The sky's gone a very angry shade of black over in the west 


Look what my husband made for me today :-)

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:42

What a very good Under Gardener you have - I'd keep him if I were you!

Last year some of us gave our Under Gardeners an award!

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