Gardening

The greenhouse let me start them early. I reckon it has allowed them to grow on about another 2 or 3 ft from the sunflowers I grew the previous year

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You learn more from your mistakes than your successes , but that is a lovely display of sunflowers , great for pollinators and very PC this year .

I planted a lot of dwarf sunflowers this year

best wishes

Ian

I agree totally. That is why this year I’ve deliberately planted the same plants in several locations in the garden, simply to find out how the conditions vary so I can plan better for next year. Fairly new.to this gardening game (COVID convert) so learning curve is still fairly steep.

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Yes, I would just plant dwarf ones there , they attract pollinators


just as well as the larger sunflowers

We all make mistakes, except for the person who has achieved nothing

Ian

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Just bought this hedgehog house. It restores my faith that you can still buy craftsmanship at general outlets, as this was just an average garden centre.

It’s all beautifully made from hardwood and most, if not all, is oak. The top section is fitted like a barrel construction and water resistant and all the other joints are perfect. The inside roof is lined to ensure it’s waterproof. Even every edge has a slight chamfer. Well done whoever made it.

Now just got to decide where’s the best place to put it. If anyone has personal experience with hedgehog houses, I’d be grateful for tips.




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In a hedge?

:hedgehog:

Seriously, I find hedgehogs under piles of dead material either in or near the hedge when they aren’t out and about at night. Also I check under bonfires I have built before lighting in the autumn or winter. We are lucky enough to have a good population of 'hogs here and at night our dog rushes out and checks the hedges before getting down to business.

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Somewhere quiet and infrequently visited - is the theory

I’ve had them hibernating next to the house. A very bad experience with such a house recently, a pigeon got in … and couldn’t get out.

The roof is off the hog hotel letting the air get to it.

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Wonderful. Enough space for four hedgehod-sized cars…

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There is a download under information.

Our experience? They prefer the piles of leaves and twigs.

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thank you, very good

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Apologies, that was not the intended link, try a search for British Hedgehog Preservation Society

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It was a nice link anyway. I like hedgehog clips.

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View from my listening snug this morning. The Green is now a Brown. The ground is as hard as iron. Been a while since we’ve had conditions like this.

And still no sign of rain…

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Harder than an actuary’s heart

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From my herb garden , oregano

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