marianne wallbridge

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Talkback: Top 10 fruit and veg for a dream garden

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 15:58
Help am new gardener just growing broad beans up and flowering very well but flowers not setting with pods and begining to drop off have not seen any insects of or bees Have tried to pollinate myself with paint brush that is pollinate the beans but no success . Any ideas I could try please HELP

Talkback: Hedgehog rescue

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 15:04
Hi so glad you rescued the little hedgehog that is such good news when so many get knocked down on the roads. I always carry and thick pair of gloves and newspaper in my car to rescue any I see. Once armed with the gloves I can just roll then easily on to the newspaper and place them in the back of the car to take tnem home or if larger ones to let them go in a place away from traffic. I love hedgehogs

Talkback: Hedgehog spotting

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 16:21

When I lived in Norfolk many commons had cattle grids to keep the cattle from straying on to the roads. These were not good news for hedgehogs as nightly many fell between the grids and could not get up the sheer sides. We implemented  special planks of wood laid slanting from top to bottom so that they had an escape route to scramble out which they quickly learnt to use. Anything to help them survive is so important. thought this might interest you   marianne

Talkback: Hedgehog spotting

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 16:02
Hi whenever i am out in my car on country roads especially I always carry a newspaper and thick gardening glove . If I see a hedgehog in the road or trying to cross it is easy to place the paper beside the hedgehog and then roll it on to the paper and translocate it away from the traffic so that its safe to live another day. Yes it might walk back again but every little helps there is far to many killed on the roads. No I have never had a flea problem perhaps because am only handling for a short period as I roll it on and off the paper. Just an idea . marianne
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