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hedgehogs (7 replies)
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A great way to encourage Hedgehogs is to have a log/leaf pile/compost in which they can create a home. Ensure if you have a fenced garden there is access underneath the fence so they can roam from garden to garden. Never leave milk out for them as they are lactose intolerant, instead leave them a bowl of water as they drink lots.
I've heard they like dog food! This time of year they're not out and about as much because they're preparing to hibernate. A compost heap or leaf pile or logs would help them to find a cosy spot to settle down in this winter maybe?
I've never seen a hedgehog in my garden but I know they're there. They have a nice wild spot at the bottom of the garden too so they should be well at home! 🙂
Just jumping in on this. If you do manage to see a hedgehog, whether its in your garden or somewhere else don't forget to log it on the Big Hedgehog Map. It's a national conservation project within the UK aimed at Britain's declining hedgehogs. You can find out more here: http://bighedgehogmap.org/what-is-this
Newbie to gardening with a little bit of horti knowledge but still needing all the advice I can get
Wow! I never knew about this - I'll definitely log any hedgehog activity! Thanks ever so much. It's really interesting.
Hedgehogs are beneficial garden visitors that can help control insect and pest populations. Here are a few ways you can encourage hedgehogs to visit your garden:
Provide food: Hedgehogs are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including insects, slugs, snails, and even cat or dog food. You can leave out a small dish of food (such as canned cat or dog food or dry cat food) in a sheltered area of your garden.
Create a hedgehog-friendly habitat: Hedgehogs like to live in areas with plenty of cover, such as piles of leaves or logs. You can create a hedgehog-friendly habitat by
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