Deprecated: Array and string offset access syntax with curly braces is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/script-loader.php on line 706

Deprecated: Array and string offset access syntax with curly braces is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/script-loader.php on line 706

Deprecated: Array and string offset access syntax with curly braces is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/script-loader.php on line 707

Deprecated: Array and string offset access syntax with curly braces is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/script-loader.php on line 707

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/load.php on line 760

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/theme.php on line 2354

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791
How to Help the Hedgehogs – CL Gardener
Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-content/themes/gardenia/header.php on line 26

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-content/themes/gardenia/header.php on line 26

How to Help the Hedgehogs

How to Help the Hedgehogs

Sadly, hedgehog numbers continue to decline in the UK but there are a few simple things people can do to help give these cute, quiet creatures a leg up.

1. Create an access hole in your fence, a simple 12cmx12cm hole is sufficient. You could even get with your neighbours to create a ‘hedgehog highway’, as such, so they can roam further.

2. Plant a hedge for garden division instead of a fence. Preferably a hawthorn or hazel which will attract a hedgehog’s favoured food, caterpillars.

3. Make ponds ‘hedgehog safe’. By having a gradual slope into a pond as opposed to steep sides, which can allow a hedgehog to exit easily.

4. Check before strimming. To prevent injury or death, check before you strim to ensure there is not a sleeping hedgehog present.

5. Avoid Slug Pellets. These contain metaldehyde which is lethal to hedgehogs.

6. Make a hedgehog house. With the decline of suitable habitats, you can help the hedgehog out by building them a home. The Wildlife Trusts have a great ‘how-to’ on building a hedgehog home.

7. Leave out extra food. Meat-based dog or cat food is a good supplementary food for hedgehogs. Please avoid fish-based pet foods, bread and milk.

8. Grow native plants such as honeysuckle, dog rose, hawthorn and blackthorn which are caterpillar food for many types of moths. Caterpillars are a nourishing food for hedgehogs.

9. Retaining twigs and leaves in a quiet corner, can make a great habitat for hedgehogs.

10. Check before lighting a bonfire. Either build and burn a bonfire on the same day or dismantle and rebuild a bonfire pile to ensure no hedgehogs have used that as a home.


Deprecated: Function get_magic_quotes_gpc() is deprecated in /home/clgardene/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 4791