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We're to buy JARDIN DE FRANCE cutters

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 14:18

I just checked their website and there is a message stating:-


Since the date says 2012 not sure if that is an old message or just a mistake!

Not sure what type of cutters you were after but they have similar ones on Amazon etc

Grass in block paving

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 14:12

I had this problem in the block paving outside my house.I used Pathclear and it seems to do the trick for a season.

Mind you I did not have to do the whole road,just the worst bit outside my place.

Replacing Fence Panels

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 10:49

Smashing the old panels would be OK but you still have the problem of putting in the replacement panels.

As treehugger80 says can you trim the hedge/trees to allow the new panels in?


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:59

I don't always physically see my hedgehogs every night but the trail cam picks them up so I can see who has been around.They come at all hours through the night so it is not surprising that most people tend not to see them .

Meat based hard cat food is fine,mine like Go-Cat with beef and liver! Also good for their teeth.


Posted: 23/08/2015 at 14:25

I don't think seeing a hedgehog in the daytime is too much of a problem at this time of the year unless there is something noticably wrong.It could be they are just looking for a drink so that shallow dish of water could be a life-saver.

If you do see a hog in the day try and see if there is anything wrong with it.Some late youngsters may be out as they need to get that extra weight on for the winter.

It is good to hear that a lot of you are seeing hedgehogs and are doing things in your gardens to encourage them!

I will not be seduced.....!

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 14:53

Morrisons is my supermarket too!

My garden is filled with Clematis that I bought for £1 each.

Seeds on the other hand (and cuttings) I have never had much luck with,plants have to be growing strongly by the time they get to me!!

Evergreen Hedge

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 14:41

Please NOT Leylandii.

It may be fast growing but is awful.

Try Beech,Griselenia and I think you still can't beat good old Privet!

I will not be seduced.....!

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 13:46

I get most of my plants from local nurseries,the Farmers Market and some from the supermarket.

At least I can see what I am buying and they are usually more developed than the plugs which I found quite time consuming to pot on etc.

I will not be seduced.....!

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 13:27

This year I have been so dissapointed in all the plug plants I recieved that I have vowed not to get them again.

I have just had the T&M catalogue through the post and it has gone straight in the bin!!

All the plants I bought locally did well so will buy my plants that way.

I just have to stay strong and not be tempted.



Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:08

Hi NorthernLass2

I live on the Isle of Wight and most years the hedgehogs do hibernate for around 2- 3 months.It was the winter of 2013/14 when they did not hibernate at all.The weather was relatively mild and it may be that the food I left for them was sufficient to get them through the winter.

Hedgehogs don't always hibernate all winter but can often wake during a warm spell and sometimes will move to a new hibernaculam.Youngsters born late in the year may not hibernate as they are too small too make it through without help.

So to be on the safe side I feed throughout the winter.

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