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Plant ID please

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 14:51

This was given to me as a tiny cutting last easter. It has been gradually building up leaves since then and hasn't yet flowered.

What is it?

Thank you 

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Hedgehogs?

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:35

 Dove


Thanks for the link to hedgehog street - it sounds brilliant - sadly, I don't think that all our neighbours down our street would be interested - several are dog owners and don't care for their gardens at all

Couldn't find a hedgehog rehoming place near me, but shall carry on looking!

Small tree stump in ground

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:19

It's 5 inches across, not a baobab tree! I'm sure leaving it will be fine

Hedgehogs?

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:12

Lavande he's HUGE! And adorable I have hedgehog envy now....

Years ago, when I live in a council flat that had large, grassed communal garden outside the back doors, we could hear hedgehogs snuffling their way along the walls in the evening. It was such a funny sound!

 

Hedgehogs?

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:09

Dove that is brilliant! A hedgehog gate  

Do the cats get through as well?

Maybe I can encourage my neighbour on the fenced side to open up a gap too...

But where would I get my hedgehog? Can hardly go and nick one off the Heath!

 

Hedgehogs?

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 10:50

Yes, we have a low wall on one side, then fence the other two, but with no visible gaps anywhere at all. Never seen  hedgehog in here and was going to try introducing one, but the person on the heath whom I asked said they had to be able to go from garden to garden (ours is too small and it wouldn't do the hedgehog any good to be stuck in it). Sigh!

Washed out soil

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 10:47

lilly, there's no such thing as a stupid question, so ask away - that's what these forums are all about 

Hedgehogs?

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 18:50

That's such a sweet story

I wish I could have a hedgehog in my garden, but they wouldn't be able to get in or out, sadly.

Post us a picture once it decides to emerge, if you catch it in time!

Washed out soil

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 18:47

We're in London and have clay too. Plus enormous amounts of rain (though nothing like what these poor people in flooded areas have had).

As far as I know, clay is pretty fertile, but is normally plagued from poor drainage.

My garden is teaching eons to dry...

All I plan to do is rake in some good mulch once Spring is here, turn over soil a bit once spring bulbs have done their thing and add some manure to the roses.

You should be alright just doing that, I reckon.

Small tree stump in ground

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 18:44

Could you maybe plant another shrub next to it, that will cover it in time, the saving you the hassle of removing it?

Just a thought....

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