Posted: 24/02/2013 at 09:58
many thanks for the replies. They are very useful. We did have two large hedges removed. One privet and one leylandi,these were replaced by fencing with no acccess, but there is still a large hawthorne hedge between our garden and the fields at the bottom. We do get plenty of wild life in the garden, unfortunately at the moment several rats are paying us a visit and stealing the bird food. They have probably been driven from their habitat, as the pond in the pond in the wood below us has flooded. May try the hedgehog rescue people when spring arrives. Once again thanks for your interest.