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Yesterday at 17:41
Looks like hedgehog poo to me too.
Hoggie seems to have eaten something it can't digest so it's gone straight through!
3 days ago at 18:11
That's an interesting one! I would probably use it if I was going to do a small lawn with no grass but don't know if it would be good as a 'filler'.
I have been doing some thinking and might go for ordinary lawn daisies!
I have given up on the idea of a perfect weed free lawn so have already pinched daisies from my Mum's lawn and transferred to mine,so I might pinch a few more and add to the bare spots at the edge!!
3 days ago at 16:24
Is there a small creeping (but controllable) evergreen plant that I could use on a couple of patches of lawn that never seem to take to seed or turf.
Next door has Helxine growing in a patch which looks good but I know this is not really good in lawns and I have to keep on top of it in the garden!
It needs to be something mowable,likes shade and dry and would only be at the edges.
25 Apr 2017 21:27
This site tells you!:-
24 Apr 2017 21:26
We have just had a little shower of rain
Looks like we could get a bit more over the next couple of days as well,I just hope it is enough!
24 Apr 2017 14:56
If you know you have hogs next door have they got a hole or access into your garden?
If so then it won't be long before they visit you!
24 Apr 2017 14:48
I actually use Go-Cat for my hogs (they like the one with liver).Tried them with 'wet' cat food and they never took to it so gave up!
Hedgehog food can be expensive yet the Go-Cat is relatively cheap.
I read somewhere that the hard stuff is good for their teeth and gums!
24 Apr 2017 13:32
Great that you have seen your hoggie!
Answers to your questions:-
1. There is a way to tell but it is a bit difficult as you need to pick up the hedgehog and unroll it to find out,so best just to leave it alone.
2.The snow won't hurt the hedgehog,if it gets very cold it may go to a nest and sleep it out!
3.What you are feeding is fine.You can also give a few whole peanuts,sunflower seeds,raisins etc.(no fish,milk or bread).Remember to put out water as well.
Enjoy your hoggie!!!!
Last edited: 24 April 2017 13:33:47
23 Apr 2017 23:10
In my experience it's the elephants wot dunnit!!!
23 Apr 2017 19:04
Ash before Oak we're in for a soak,
Oak before Ash we're in for a splash.
Down here on the Isle of Wight we have not had rain for almost a month and nothing significant forecast in the foreseeable future.
I have an Oak and an Ash tree and the Ash is in almost full leaf but the Oak has yet to get started!!
Does the Oak tree foretell a wet summer?
23 Apr 2017 15:52
I have just planted directly in the ground and keeping my fingers crossed!!
Will take cuttings as suggested just in case.
23 Apr 2017 11:29
That does look pretty!
No conservatory for me I'm afraid.
It is classed as H3 for hardiness which means it could go down to -5°C.It has been a long time since that temperature was reached down here so may just bite the bullet and plant in the ground (well drained and south facing).
I wonder if planting it deep would help?
Last edited: 23 April 2017 11:30:38
23 Apr 2017 10:41
I have been give a small plant of Sollya heterophylla (Bluebell creeper).As it is half-hardy I will put it in a pot to grow up my archway.
Should I put in a small pot for this year and re-pot as it gets bigger each year or start with a big pot?
At the end of the season can I cut down the stems which have grown over the archway so I can bring it in for the winter and then cut back properly in the spring?
Should I pinch out the plant now to make it more bushy?
I live on the Isle of Wight so could I risk planting directly in the ground and if so would a mulch be enough to protect it?
20 Apr 2017 08:31
I have just been given a small plant of Sollya heterophylla .I know it is half hardy so will put in a pot to grow up my archway.When I bring it in for the winter is it OK to cut back stems that have twined round the arch and then cut back properly in the spring?
Also as I live on the Isle of Wight is there a chance it could be planted directly in the ground and left out all winter?
Last edited: 20 April 2017 08:36:33
18 Apr 2017 10:24
Was this the sort of thing?
Last edited: 18 April 2017 10:25:55
16 Apr 2017 19:20
Lovely walk this afternoon and spotted these English bluebells.Very pretty!
15 Apr 2017 22:49
Lovely looking plants.I have about one season left in mine so I must take cuttings this year!
15 Apr 2017 17:28
Probably started as "I have Euphorbia in my garden,I also have no moles so the Euphorbia keeps moles away".
The Psychiatrist was escorting a patient from one Psychiatric Hospital to another. They were travelling by train, and the Psychiatrist was intrigued to see the patient tearing up bits of paper and throwing them out of the window.
“What are you doing that for?” asked the Psychiatrist.
“It’s to keep the elephants away !” answered the patient.
“But there are no elephants in Surrey,” pointed out the Psychiatrist.
“Effective, isn’t it?” was the logical answer.
14 Apr 2017 16:32
I think Erysimum Bowles Mauve don't produce seeds and those could be sterile.
Better to get a plant and take cuttings :)
14 Apr 2017 11:34
I have gone with Mazus reptans.It creeps but apparently is not invasive and easily contained (we will see!).
Photo of it just planted under the rocks and will see how it fares over the coming season.