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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 07:57

Hiya KEF - welcome back   Hope you had a lovely holiday and that your garden hasn't missed you too much!

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 07:56

Some farmers breed lambs at this time of year to produce lamb to eat very early in the spring when the prices are at their highest. 

Some breeds of sheep are better than this than others - there is a breed called the Ile de France which is well-known for being able to produce 3 crops of lambs in 2 years.

vegetables

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 07:31

I would use any Early variety of carrot described as 'stump rooted' - they don't need too much depth.  Chantenay is a good one for pots.

You might find this helpful http://www.thompson-morgan.com/how-to-grow-carrots

Gooseberry Bushes

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 07:24

I would move them any time that the soil is workable between leaf fall and February.  If the new site is well prepared  they'll be fine.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 07:22

Good morning all

Oooh Stacey    - what a bu$$er ((hugs)) x millions - we'll all fight it with you!!!   Grrrrrrrrr   Don't worry about the garden - the wildlife will look after it over the winter and you can sort it in the spring

Temp down outside to 4.6C overnight - I've put the heating on for the first time this autumn.

Dilemma

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 07:13

Philippa  - I would initially report this as a matter of urgency to the person in charge of the allotments, explaining that if the situation isn't resolved immediately you will have no option but to report this to the RSPCA . 

If by any chance they don't follow it up, it is also a police matter and should be reported to them.

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 06:59

OH is frequently woken by our hedgehogs snuffling around in the garden and pushing their supper dish around on the terrace

This seems very late in the year to see hoglets that small.

I don't know how soon temperatures drop where you are DD, but that baby isn't going to be big enough to hibernate in order to survive the winter.  Also a lactating sow is going to struggle to put on the weight she needs to survive hibernation.  A hedgehog's body should be 30% fat at the start of hibernation.

Could you put some supplementary food out each night?  A saucer or shallow bowl of chicken variety catfood, with some chopped unsalted peanuts, mealworms and raisins and also a shallow dish of fresh water could make all the difference to your hedgehogs. 

http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/free-autumn-a-z-of-tips.html

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:59

Still picking the runners here Verdun   but I guess they'll not last much longer.  Then it'll be a good tidy up, the haulms will be stacked in a quiet corner to provide hibernation opportunities for hedgehogs etc, and the broad bean seeds will be sown. 

Have a good evening folks - I've got my feet up and I'm on the sofa with OH and Columbo - see you in the morniung

Figs in Pots & Mulberries

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:51

Just John Innes No 3 loam based compost - not multi-purpose  I added a bit of horticultural grit to make sure it drains freely.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:45

Verdun - that's really good news.  I hope to hear more positive news soon

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