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Prickly visiters.

I have grown strawberrys for many years on my allotment and always cover the bed with nets when the fruit start to redden. Last Friday a hedgehog had got tangled, rolled up in a ball in the net, so I cut it loose, put it in a safe place and released it. Sat and Sun morning exactly the same. Hedgehog tangled in net in the same place. Cut it free and released it. Today, surprise, surprise, hedgehog trapped again, only this time he had brought a mate.image Cut them both free from the nets. Removed nets. image


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913

    We have hedgehogs visit our garden every evening - it's better than having petsimage

    We put a little food out for them - a mix of chopped peanuts, proper dried hedgehog biscuits and a few banana chips -  and a bowl of fresh rainwater - they nearly empty it most evenings, especially in the dry weather, and we can hear them crunching the food as we lie in bed at night.    

    We bought a wooden hedgehog house and made another and put them in quiet corners of the garden, and both were occupied by hibernating hedgehogs over the winter.  I made a point of leaving small heaps of dried leaves around, and some pet hay, as the first winter we were here I methodically raked up all the fallen leaves and later found a hedghog trying to hibernate in a very inadequate little scraping together of bits and pieces.  Hedgehogs need untidy corners.

    When we had the garden fence replaced, we got the builder to cut la ittle archway at the bottom of the fence so that the hedgehogs can get from our garden to our neighbours' and now you can see the little track worn by them every evening.

    As for my strawberries - I pick the ripest every evening rather than leave them overnight image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,240

    ....Hedgehogs need untidy corners...

    LOL Dove - I should have a hedgehog ghetto in my garden!!! image



    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
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