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Contorted Hazel

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 18:31

Thanks for all your advice, that will be a job for tomorrow, as I can now see what was going on underneath as the leaves have dropped. I prefer HAzel at this time of year because of the structure of the branches and catkins. Thanks

Contorted Hazel

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 16:32

Hi all

I have a contorted Hazel which has grown straight suckers from the base, would it be best to pull them off or use secateurs close to the base, any advice much appreciated.

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


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


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.

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