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Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:29

I'm a bit late to this thread, having spent yesterday out doing other things

I think everything's been said


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:18

Good morning all   Shattered of Norfolk here   Lovely day spent yesterday meeting up with old friends and eating lovely food.  Two meals out in one day!!!  Anatolian Turkish for lunch and Vietnamese for supper!  The bus/train journeys were not enjoyable - strangely enough one of the train journeys was worse than the bus!  

Still a bit breezy here but bright sunshine - I shall now go and have a look to see what's been going on here - if somebody doesn't think I ought to find something more useful/constructive to do on a Sunday morning when OH is sound asleep and I don't want to wake him by vacuuming, dusting, cooking and clattering roasting trays!   Yes, I have caught up a little bit

How do I encourage hedgehogs into my garden?

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:00

When our fencing was replaced, our builder made a 'Hedgehog Gate' in the bottom, so link our garden with those of the neighbours, so that the hedgehogs in the neighbourhood can travel about easily.

Lots of info here

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 08:57

 Happy Birthday Runnybeak - have a lovely day


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 07:18

Morning all - waiting for cab to take us to the station - jolly blustery here - just returned neighbour's wheelie bin to his garden.  Hope all of you and your gardens are ok ((hugs))  You won't see me until tomorrow


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 18:29

Thanks folks - last I heard she was still in resusc

SGLily  - OUCH!!!  poor you - rest, warm bath and radox, more rest ((hugs))

Very very windy up in the northwest - hope all are ok.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Thank you Fidget


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:58

Just heard from my son - his friend's wife has been rushed back to hospital with apulmonary embolism following emergency C Section a few days ago to deliver a baby son (my son is going to be his godfather).  Fingers crossed for her and the medics that are looking after her.

My son is looking after their 4 and 5 year old daughters as Daddy and Grandparents are with baby and mother in hospital. 

He's never had to look after a child on his own before!!!  Although thankfully the girls know him well!  Hopefully the grandparents will return and do the night shift.

It's one of those occasions when I'm quite relieved I live getting on for 50 miles away! Phew! 

Which Pest ate all my Beetroots?

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:49

The poster said he was growing beetroot Verdun, not doughnuts

Hedgehog Rescue

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:17

How lovely - we found a substantial hedgehog (now known to us as Hefty) hibernating in our garden when doing some clearing just after moving here - we put him in a safe and sheltered place and he completed his hibernation. 

That was three years ago - we've seen him and some of his friends regularly since in our garden, and I think that this winter he's hibernating in a heap of runner bean haulms  which are almost covered by the upturned wheelbarrow! 

As soon as he reappears in the spring we put fresh water and food out every evening - your description of your hedgehog falling asleep in his supper is something Hefty does most evenings on the terrace just outside our dining room door!

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