Posted: 12/09/2015 at 07:26
Good morning all Good evening Pat That sounds like a very productive day you've had there.
I've discovered where the flimsy black plastic module that a friend gave me some seedlings has gone - I knew I'd left it in the 'untidy corner' to be cleared away, then it wasn't there the next morning weeks have gone by and I'd forgotten about it, then yesterday, when I was looking carefully at the poorly ash tree and the area around what would be the stump, I caught a glimpse of something black ... I shall explain ....
Between the base of the ash trunk and the neighbour's brick garage wall there's a gap of about 18". Ages ago I placed a home-made hog box in the gap and covered it with prunings, dried runner bean haulm, dry leaves etc. and then left it well alone.
Well, it seems that a hedgehog has taken up residence, and he/she is using the shiny black plastic 'module' as a front door - blocking up the entrance behind him every time he goes in. A shiny black front door for a hedgehog!!!