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The hedgehogs are back

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:07

Roger is a male and had been hand reared, this was the last hedgehog to be rehomed from the hog centre as builders were about to start work, and needed somewhere safe and nightly feeds. Penny was found wandering around dragging her back legs, they nursed her back to health, even though she is a bit slow.

I don't handle them, just watch them and make sure there is food and water, if they did have babies that would be fine, as we have over half an acre of walled garden for them to roam in and log piles and no slug pellets. 

 

 

The hedgehogs are back

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 22:55

I will try and take some photos tomorrow night. I live in North Wiltshire.

The hedgehogs are back

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 22:34

Penny and Roger are the hedgehogs I adopted last August from a hog rescue centre, as they can't be released into the wild because of the problems they have and need feeding every night. I knew they were in the garden somewhere as the food kept going, which is great as nobody thought they would even make it through the winter.

Tonight they have found each other.

I didn't name them, whoever takes them to the centre names them.

A colony of bees have taken

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 21:38

Thank you for naming them they are more than welcome to stay to as we grow flowers that are wildlife friendly and don't use chemicals.

Hedgehogs not to happy though.

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 21:17

The white tree is a Himalayan Birch and stays that colour all year round the other is a Tibetan Cherry with lovely bark that peels off like ribbons leaving glossy new bark underneath.  This was a derelict garden so we rebuilt the walls and then planted.

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 17:02

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46123.jpg?width=280&height=350&mode=max

 

Lovely photos of the ponds, I have a pond and spent far to much time standing there just looking and waiting for movement, so decided to put a seat there, that was a big mistake.

A colony of bees have taken

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:19

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46116.jpg?width=280&height=350&mode=max

 

I have just taken this photo of bees in the hedgehog box, they seem to have made a nest, but I don't know what bees they are.

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 21:59

I grow lilies in pots and as soon as I touch the leaves the beetles drop and turn upside down and I cant find them, so I use a cotton wool bud dipped in Vaseline and they stick to it, this also works for the grubs under the leaves.

Bubbles on surface of pond?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:34

Hi, 

I noticed the small bubbles in the pond but could not find anything, so I went out at night with a torch and found 15 newts lying just under the surface of the water, they seem more relaxed when it's dark, hope this helps.

Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 22:04

Hi ,

I used to cook Christmas dinner for the 3 of us, but since growing our own carrots, parsnips, potatoes and sprouts, relatives love the home grown veg, so now Christmas dinner is for 12 plus a new baby. They have already booked in again for this year.

If you want to grow veg for Christmas, can I suggest you plant a bit more, just in case.

Happy gardening 

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