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Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 13:21

I know what you're saying, but it is recommended that we feed regularly at this time of year, to ensure that the hedgehogs are at the weight required to hibernate safely. 

If they're not carrying enough fat they may die during hibernation


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 13:17

DD ((hugs))  what has happened to your OH sounds very similar to what happened to my cousin and, as in the case Fg quoted, his heart had started to make it's own bypass.  Cousin was a very fit and active man (farmer) -  the op was about 20 years ago and he hasn't looked back. 

What he did say is that it wasn't until he'd had the op that he realised he'd been feeling really tired for some years before he collapsed, but he'd just put it down to getting older.  Now he lives a really active life (he must be nearly 70) and has no health problems at all. 

I'm sure your OH will be fit as a fiddle and home playing with Charlie very soon ((hugs))

P.S.  Two pieces of cake would be acceptable!

Raised beds

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 13:05

We've got a bank alongside our garden - we've built a retaining wall with a row of new 'sleepers',  laid two high, with metal reinforcing rods drilled through them about 18" into the ground below, as in the background of this picture - would that do the trick of holding the field back for you?



Posted: 19/10/2015 at 12:55
Fairygirl wrote (see)
....... I like eggs every way except cold in sandwiches 

Not keen on fried either - never eat them. 


Oh, just having egg salad sarnies for lunch - I take it you don't want one then?


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 12:31

Oh Runnybeak!  Glad it's nothing worse, but how horrid.  Please wish your OH well from us ((hugs)) to both of you (if your OH doesn't mind being hugged by a load of strange gardeners )


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 11:59

Somewhere in the deep recesses of my brain something is saying discoloured cauli curds and rotting inside the stems can be caused by boron deficiency.

Goodness knows how that information got there - I don't grow cauliflowers although when I was a child our neighbours grew cauliflowers commercially ...

Where can I sell an established Acer

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 11:49

Maybe contact whichever local college runs horticultural courses and offer it to them for free if they can come and get it?  They might just have somewhere for it  and it would be a learning experience for students.

Raised beds

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 11:41

Yes, welcome Leigh

Sounds like the garden Wonky Womble is renovating - she's dug out and  removed a whole roll of carpet, part of a cooker, some bed springs, some large charred bones  and all sorts of other stuff  that was buried beneath the pretence of a lawn - she dug it all out herself and she's a slip of a size 8 female - if she can do it you and a nearby rugby team should have no problem

If there's the remains of a block-built wall under there, then you have the makings of your retaining wall


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 11:26

Gladly my cross-eyed bear was a  child's mis-hearing of the hymn Gladly my cross I'd bear - don't know which child though ..


P.S.  explanation here


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 09:30

I agree with you there Pdoc - I think the boss shoud leave and Clari should have his job

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