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"Bug. Hotel"

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 00:46
Nor have I seen one is n years but I live next to a strip of woodland wherever used to come from so I'm hoping you encourage one at least

"Bug. Hotel"

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 21:07
Lineria the bugs are tfe judge abd I'm sure they dont mind how much it costs, it's just a case of " build it and they will come " my hedgehog house is a mess but we'll hidden at the end of the garden I made it from a large plastic bin tinned on its side, filled half full of specially for small animals dried grass andcvovered with a heavy plastic bin liner,tge bin liber also projects over a smaller bucket with hedgie food, tgere is a littke water pot nearby too. The hay grass is disturbed and the food eaten so I'm fairly sure it is inhabited. I placed it in a corner where I have seen hedgehogs run from in the summer


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 08:49
I have heard that tescos lemon room spray works and lemon peel too. I live in an end house near a lot of trees, but tge cats all seem to stop at my garden. It's horrific. If I want to grow vegetables I grow them under a large cloche or tgey would be badly tainted

Washing fleece

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 23:01

Which animal does the fleece come from  if it is sheeps wool then it must be boiled  preferably in an old metal bucket  if you boil it; chuck in some wood shavings for pink wool and conkers if you can find any or nettles for green tint etc.  the conkers are to act as a mordant to ;set; the colour so it should run too much

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 22:54

SLOES ARE ERRRGH  but they make beautiful sloe gin, and I dint really drink  They also come from a large bush with vicious thorns. damsons on the other hand as you can see in the great photo above are like small dark plums and grow on small trees. I used to make delicious damson cheese years ago  


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 10:35
Hope you don't eat beetles. lol seriously though I suppose that's when we should be looking out for hedgie, when it seems warmer then can turn icy suddenly

Bee Hotel

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 01:03
There is a beautiful wall, sounds strange but the structure of an old wall I think is fascinating


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 20:48
That's great. I haven't seen or heard hedgehogs for a,few years now but I think there is one in the hedgie house and rhe hedgie food is going


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 10:31
I had an improvised cat kennel outside my door a few years ago with a lityke food placed outside. I then had a littke cat who lived to sleep there if it rained. One morning however. The cat had slept indoors and a hedgehog popped out of the "kennel "to ear the cat food. This year I have made a hedgehog house from an old mower grass collector, cleaned and filled with grass hay them covered with strong bin bag

Bee Hotel

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 20:43

20th november 2914

I saw several bees this morning while I was waiting for a bus 'they possibly came from around a tree I was standing near last week I took a picture of a bee in the my sage bush. This seems very late  I'm hoping that they will take shelter in the \bug Hotel in my garden

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