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Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:44

We put out food for the hedgehogs and we don't get rats - well, so far anyway and we've been doing it for around four years now.   This is what what ours like .  It has to be the 'semi moist' - ours don't like the dried version.  You can get it via  Amazon

They also like sunflower hearts, chopped up peanuts and banana chips and dried mealworms.

Also every night they drink lots of water from a shallow dish that we fill with fresh rainwater from the water butts.  They have save access to the pond as there's a sloping gravel beach, but they seem to prefer the water in the dish.

Flowering plant ID, please.

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:25

I agree - Common Chicory - the roadsides between Norwich and Beccles are blue with it at the moment - gorgeous


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:07
KEF wrote (see)

Hi all

Dove soz to hear that Ma is unsettled  hugs ...

It's not really that she's unsettled - she loves The Lovely Home and the staff there - she just has memories of 'having to get back' from when Pa was living there and she was still at home - she used to visit him every day and then Pa would worry about her getting back home before dark and she's got confused memories of that. 


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 15:19

Hello folks - I'm back from visiting Ma - bit of a tricky visit as she was anxious to leave The Lovely Home and get back to Pa who apparently is wondering where she is   I reassured her that he knows she's at The Lovely Home, so she agreed to stay and have her lunch there as they'd catered for her ... I've a feeling the staff may be in for more of the same this afternoon

Bee boxes

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 10:21

A queen from that brood might return and start again, but not until next year, so if they've moved on you ought to be fine with having a look now - you can clear it out and leave it ready for the birds or the bees next year.

Worm casts

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 10:18

Maybe you'll just have to concentrate on your shots out of the rough instead


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 10:15
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Thanks BL.

Seems like swans can sometimes have pretty sh*tty families  too eh?

Swans can be pretty sh*tty at the best of times - have you seen the grass around the lake in the park???


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 10:12
Hostafan1 wrote (see)


I've just been out to feed the birds and, guess what? more hedgehog poo. I'm so chuffed.

  In my experience, hedgehogs are very good judges of character

Help needed!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 09:50
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I'm partial to Dove's spanky smiley. 

That's supposed to be just between you and me Hosta, not for general consumption


advice please

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 09:42

Too many dogs in too small an area, it's making them all stressed and anxious and they're barking and making a noise in order to get your attention (you're the pack leaders) so that you will exert authority which will calm them down.  Inappropriate urinating is also a sign of anxiety.  Coupled with the out of control dogs next door it sounds like a disaster area to me - I think you really need to reduce the number of dogs and then give them much more positive attention.

It would also really help you to consult a good dog behaviourist.  Your vet should be able to recommend one.


Good luck

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