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Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 22:10

Sorry, I think we're going a bit off topic. But I'm not the sort of girl who goes up a mountain in crocs.  I don't go to work  on a freezing cold day without a fully charged phone, a flask of hot coffee, warm clothing, wellies, and a snow shovel.

Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 22:07

In a wet suit... don't be silly. I had a set of thermal underwear, a quilted undersuit and a membrane dry suit with built in wellies and two pairs of socks on. Topped off with a padded jacket just to be on the safe side... and a woolly hat.

starting a cottage garden

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 21:03

I am assuming you mean companion planting? or do you mean a cottage garden where veg and fruit trees are  mixed with flowers.

If you mean companion planting, what veg are you planning on growing?


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 20:37

Gorgeous tulips , Marion, Mine are only just showing buds.

What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 20:26

Has it frozen, or has it just hatched out?  Frogspawn goes thinner and more slimy when the tadpoles have emerged. They then eat it.

Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 18:20

Part of a marine biology course. We spent a week on the isle of mull looking for otters. In February. I was cold from the time we left Nottingham, until we got back a week later.  Dissecting otter spraints was only one of the things we did. Then on the last day, the landlady at the pub, said that if we wanted to find otters, to look behind Tobermory distillery in the evening. This  was after we had walked most of the island and crawled around the beaches. A little local knowledge goes a long way.....


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 17:10

No gardening done today. Hail storm passed through but it didn't seem to bother the ducks.  Did a bit of h**** work instead.

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 16:55

It depends on how big the lavenders are. If they are no bigger than 2 inch plugs, many garden centres will have small plants of hidcote at less than that.

tomatoes in hanging baskets

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 13:54

Definitely tumbling tom for hanging baskets.

Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 13:53

That looks like hedgehog poo to me. We get some left on the patio.  I could be revolting and suggest swirling it in some water to see if you get beetle carapaces, but some people might be eating lunch

 I once reconstructed an entire fish skeleton from otter spraints that way.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

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