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Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:43
begonia3 wrote (see)
Last year I had a family of Hedgehogs in my garden - it was lovely- I grew up in Canada and we dont have them there- I hadnt seen one before in the wild- I had to ask what it was!
My older neighbour has had them for several years.
I have a garden that is hard to manage - have turned into a wildlife garden for the most part- I need to build a hedgehog house.
Now the bad news. The other neighbour next to me got a dog last autumn and the hedgehogs stopped coming around. I dont know if it was because it was getting time for them to move on- where? or if the neihbours dog- staffie/jack russel has scared them off. Any ideas?

It's most likely to be because they're hibernating - lots of info here

They should be reappearing in the evenings any time now

Monty's Dog

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 09:45

Were you one of those security men in the black tee shirts David?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 09:23
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

pretty nice morning here with mostly bright skies and only a light breeze.

Hubby off to work so another day to myself.

That's what you think - the rest of us will be popping by for coffee later on - bright skies and a light breeze are just what we need .....

Ivy out of control!

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 09:13

Wallpaper paste does the same job

Monty's Dog

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 08:55
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

....He also has the annoying habit of HAVING  to blame someone, for everything, even for stupid things like " who gave me this cold" as if knowing makes it any different. 


I used to have one like that   

What is your weather like?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 08:50

Just heard from son - Orwell Bridge closed, Operation Stack in progress, trees down and a garden shed being retrieved from the A14.  Rain just started again here - hope there's something good on the telly today

What the hellebores is going on?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 08:31

I'd feed them in the spring Berkley - it'll do the bulbs good too

Slugs and catapillars! Surprised I have any plants left!

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 08:10

Encourage birds, frogs and hedgehogs into your garden - they'll help you in the fight against the slugs and caterpillars.

And in the meantime, until you've achieved a balance in your garden, get some nematodes (Nemaslug) to treat your soil against slugs - it'll help prevent the next generation or two

It's a bit early in the year for caterpillars - what do yours look like?

Monty's Dog

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 07:55

Disagreeing calmly and respecting each other's opinions isn't a row - a row is when you say nasty unkind things to each other - that's not healthy - believe me I know, been there, done that - being unkind to each other isn't healthy, not no way! 

B3 wrote (see)

A person cannot be nagged if  they do what he's told first time.

That was Pa's philosophy - and as he got older he also developed intermittent deafness too.  As he pointed out, Ma had never knowingly been wrong and he wasn't going to be the person to tell her what she didn't know

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 07:48

Good morning DD and anyone else who's about   G'day Pat if you're around

Pretty blustery and jolly wet here but thoughts with those of you more affected by Storm Katie - hope everyone's got their hatches battened down and their hard hats on and not too much damage done.  ((hugs))

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