- Berkshire, UK. Bee friendly planting only & passionate about saving the under threat European Hedgehog in Britain.
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Today at 14:51
Could it be the late on-set of frost Lynne?
Today at 14:50
Fantastic ideas, let us know how you get on Eileen Jess sneak into Regent or Hyde Park at night, there's a massive colony there!
Today at 08:46
Definitely not yet, still frost forecast for the majority of the UK in the next few days.
Yesterday at 21:05
Thanks folks appreciate the advice.
Yesterday at 20:59
Yes, I echo ice's sentiments, ease up on the mealworms and stick to meat flavoured dog or cat biscuits (they are great for self cleaning their teeth) Do you have a feeding station to ensure none of the local cats & foxes are taking the food instead?
If he/she is preparing a nest or moving sites, it'll be normal to see them around in the day, although they'll have a clear route & not wandering or laying in the sunshine. As it's 2 hours or so before sunset, I wouldn't be overly concerned if weight requirements are fine & he/she is eating normally. It sounds like the hog is acclimatising to being outside of the rescue & creating a routine. If ever unsure, get a second opinion.
Do you have hedgehog highways? e.g. gaps in gates or fences so the hog can explore other areas for food? They regularly travel up to a mile a night in search of food sources.
More advice on our thread here:
Last edited: 25 April 2017 21:02:30
Yesterday at 16:21
You need the plants that will attract and sustain the ladybirds, like fennel & yarrow so they don't go else where.
2 days ago at 21:37
Oh the fun that will be had this weekend then think I could feed the family for the rest of the year with the amount slowly creeping in. I guess I'll have to put the geraniums on the back burner for that spot for now.
Thanks for the advice Cloggie, oh yes bindweed still manages to make an occassional appearance too, mainly thanks to the neighbours growing it like wildflowers.
Could be worse, could be Japanese knotweed aye
2 days ago at 21:21
I'm saying yes, just need confirmation. It's between the privet and the Kerria.
2 days ago at 21:05
Can't say I've had that problem here with Purple Sensation.
2 days ago at 18:11
Hmm I just presumed you left the foliage like with other bulbs so it can feed it's energy back into the base for next year?
2 days ago at 18:09
Did you recently purchase them from a GC or have you had them a while & been hardened off? Most of them are hardy that you mentioned but if unsure take in doors for the next few nights.
Last edited: 24 April 2017 18:09:45
2 days ago at 17:42
Up to 40cm long & sometimes equally as wide! Extract from a local rescue re: feeding here & more advice on my thread:
2 days ago at 17:32
June for plums. Too early, for this reason.
2 days ago at 16:33
Stick with the hedgehog specific or meat flavoured cat biscuits. Don't feed raisins, they rot the teeth & contain lots of sugar - same with a lot of peanuts. Keep fresh water available, you're doing a great job - he/she looks quite small, possibly an autumn juvenile from last year that has made it because of wonderful people like yourself feeding.
Don't be surprised if he disappears while its cold & waits it out. A hedgehog highway would be a great way of inviting others to join too.
Last edited: 24 April 2017 16:35:17
2 days ago at 08:51
I don't think I've ever had roses this earlier, especially clashing with camellias.
2 days ago at 08:48
Look closely, any slime trails? I had night time caterpillars too, they are from moths.
2 days ago at 08:46
They'll also turn their feet up if they're in the path of wind. Fussy plants really
Last edited: 24 April 2017 08:46:59
3 days ago at 12:14
I was looking at getting one of these to replace the bench at the end of the garden too, where did you get it from?
I'd do as Will suggested if it were mine, you could use herbs for scent for summer too.
3 days ago at 12:08
No - you could poison hedgehogs, cats and other mammals in the process.
3 days ago at 10:55
Avoid spraying, horrific for the dwindling population of bees. Encourage birds by placing a feeding station directly above the aphid infested plant, especially at this time of year blue tits will hoover them up for their young.
Last edited: 23 April 2017 10:56:21