Steve the Gardening Vet

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Posted: 22/07/2017 at 14:23

I used to cut the plums in half, wash out the maggot poop and eat them. I survived but got bored of doing it so I swapped the plum tree for a second pear tree!

Hedgehog Shelter

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 13:44

Foxes definitely will, under the right circumstances.

The right ones for the fox, sadly not the hedgepig...

Advocate has no tick effect, it also doesn't treat the fungal infection ringworm. Frontline IS effective but slow and affected by washing, grooming and even rain so not an ideal product as it is a contact poison.

Hedgehog fleas will happily feed on pets, and their ticks are the most commonly found on pets. That isn't their fault and pet owners should take suitable steps to protect them.

Your vet will be able to advise you on effective products, even for very hairy dogs.

Hedgehog Shelter

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 00:15

Oh, the flea and tick myths being perpetuated here...

Talk to your vets people!

Pear trees

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 14:28

I had terrible crops until I installed another tree and now both have decent fruit on them.

Jaunty angles!

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 19:51

At this juncture I feel I should point out that the neighbour donated said undergarment!

Jaunty angles!

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 18:11

Stake in place, tied in two places with the legs of a pair of tights appropriated from our lovely neighbour!

Jaunty angles!

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 07:24

Weirdly, it is leaning slightly INTO the prevailing wind...

Jaunty angles!

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 19:33

I planted a six foot tall crabapple tree last year and it is staked down at the bottom to stop it rocking in the wind but it has developed a little bit of a lean. Can I safely add another stake of a greater height to keep it vertical until it is more rigid and mature?

One of our hedgehogs

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 14:36

Sadly, often they are too unwell by the time people are able to find them. As you say, take comfort from the fact that he was spared an unpleasant end.

One of our hedgehogs

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 09:41

Even our local emergency clinic will see them if they need it. 

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