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Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:57

Hope Wonky got some sleep - she's back to work today


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:56

Morning Clari and Fg   and whever else arrives


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:54

Good morning DD

Glad you've had that burn looked at and seen to - take care


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:25

Morning Verdun  

No rain here ............ yet.  Red sky this morning - Shepherd's Warning - glad I got the grass cut yesterday.

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:23

Sounds good to me and your hedgehog house is looking great I don't think you should use any wood preservative. 

Don't forget to put fresh water out as well as food during the winter as well as the summer - it's important that they don't dehydrate.


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 06:48

Not to mention getting our finery out and our hats polished

Morning Chicky

Wildlife pond, two questions

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 06:33

I lay chicken wire over our pond to catch the falling leaves - it's better than soft netting as the hedgehogs and birds don't get tangled, and as it's fairly rigid it's easier to lift it up and shake the leaves off from time to time.  It's just a bit more bulky to store, but I also use it over seedbeds to keep cats off, so it's multi-functional

I think that next year your pond will be full of creatures - it looks lovely.

I've found that having plants on the bank right up to the edge of the water encourages frogs and newts - it hides them from the birds when they leave the pond - the frogs like to sit most of the summer day in the long grass and Creeping Jenny on the fringes of our pond, just popping in for a dip every now and then, so if you could plant some creeping plants between the slabs around the pond that would be good 

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 06:22

I put the food and water the other side of the garden - they find it - I think it's best not to attract rats, cats and foxes to the hibernation spot (your cat is obviously an exception as 'your' hedgehog seems to have adopted her).

The hedgehogs sometimes wake in a warm spell during hibernation and sometimes move to a different nest so don't panic if that happens. That's why it's good to keep some food out there during the winter so they can replenish any energy used when they wake.  Dried food, chopped peanuts, sunflower seeds and dried mealworms are good for that as they don't 'go off' so quickly and can be put out for the birds if the hedgehogs don't have them.

Taking life for granted......

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 06:18

I learnt long ago that life's a journey, not a destination - it's up to us what we do with each day and nothing is ever 'fair'. 

Help others, do as you would be done by, and keep your glass half full

Mystery shrub

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 06:02

Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan honeysuckle, also known as Himalayan nutmeg.  The bracts are usually a bit more reddish than in your picture, but that's what it is.

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