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Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:44

Although they do eat a few slugs, they're not terribly good for them as they can harbour lungworms - they love crunching vineweevils tho 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:39

Possibly lamium orvala? 

What have I done?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:37

By the way, how high up were the damaged leaves?  Vine weevils don't fly ....... 

What have I done?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:36

Any flowering plants which grow in the area will take up the chemicals which will pass into the pollen.  It is thought that this contaminated pollen may be poisoning bees.

 If I were in your position I would remove any flowers from any plants in the area this summer before they can be visited by bees.  


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:30

Our sometimes keep us awake at night, snuffling around and pushing their dish of food around on the terrace. 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:29

OL, I was 27 like everyone else, but I've had a birthday so I'm going backwards  

I've just been out in the garden watching Hefty Hedgehog and his/her friend snuffling around in the Little Wilderness - lovely to see them.  



Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:25

The ones that HH has been caring for are likely to be from a late litter, able to fend for themselves but without having put on enough bodyweight to hibernate successfully through the winter.

I've just been out in the garden watching our regular Hefty Hedgehog and one of his/her friends - noisily huffing and puffing around each other in our Little Wilderness.  Lovely to see them 

Is this a weed?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:36

Looks like one of the willowherbs - pull it out - it seeds like mad. 

Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:31

Met Office forecast for the UK from next Friday: 

UK Outlook for Friday 2 May 2014 to Sunday 11 May 2014:

Much colder than recent weeks to start with, with a risk of widespread and locally sharp overnight frosts, particularly on Friday night. Also a risk of a few wintry showers, chiefly to high ground in the northeast. Then a fine, largely dry interlude with winds easing for most places over the weekend, before more unsettled weather arrives into the northwest for the new working week. This is expected to gradually move southeastwards, though its progress remains uncertain, with southern areas staying dry for much of the week. As such, the frost risk should gradually reduce from the north as the week progresses. Thereafter, most likely a more unsettled look, particularly for western and northern areas, with near average temperatures, but a risk of colder interludes affecting the north at times.

UK Outlook for Monday 12 May 2014 to Monday 26 May 2014:

Conditions are most probable to be fairly typical for the time of year with no strong signal for any particular weather type to dominate throughout the period. There are likely to be periods of fine and dry weather, interspersed with more unsettled spells with some rain or showers. By day temperatures are most likely to be near average, which at this time of year would leave conditions feeling pleasant in sunshine when winds are light.

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