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    Hedgehog Homes

    Hedgehog Homes

    £55.00

     

    Features of our Hedgehog
    Home:
     Entrance tunnel and interior
    dividing wall to prevent
    predators getting to the
    hedgehog with their paws
     Made from aged salvaged
    timber
     Ventilation chimney
     Hinged opening roof for
    cleaning

    This also has a strong, solid floor which helps aid against badger attack (badger's being hedgehog's main predator!)

    Place in a quiet part of your garden preferably against a bank, wall
    or fence, not facing north or east and tempt a resident with some
    tasty titbits. Hopefully you’ll have a visitor soon!
    Hedgehogs are predominantly a woodland edge species and can thrive in the mosaic of hedges, fields and woodlands
    that characterise the British countryside. However hedgehogs can be just as happy in rural or urban locations. As the
    name suggests they are often found near hedgerows, which provide ideal locations for nest sites, a good supply of
    invertebrates on which they feed, protection from predators and important movement corridors.
    However, hedgehog numbers are declining in both rural and urban habitats due to many factors such as changing
    farming methods, increased use of pesticides reducing the number of available invertibrates they eat, increased badger
    population – the main natural predator, changes in urban garden design reducing hibernation habitat and lack of
    connectivity between gardens.
    We can try to help this situation by leaving an untidy area in our gardens including a brambly area with rotting leaves and
    wood and, perhaps, offering a secure home for hibernation. Gardens provide hedgehogs with a plentiful supply of food,
    both natural and supplementary, as well as many potential nest sites for breeding, resting and hibernation. For these
    reason urban areas have become a stronghold for hedgehogs in recent years.
    The hedgehog’s natural diet mainly consists of slugs, ground beetles, caterpillars and worms. During cold or dry periods,
    these creepy-crawlies become much scarcer in gardens, so hedgehogs will benefit hugely from a shallow dish of
    waterand supplementary feeding, such as:
     meat-based wet dog or cat food
     hedgehog food or cat biscuits
     Unsalted nuts
     Place the food in a shallow dish in a sheltered area of your garden, near your hedgehog house, around sunset.
    It’s important to remember that this food is onlysupplementaryto their natural diet, so please be sure to provide a nice
    mixture of food to get all the nutrients that they need. Hedgehogs are lactose intolerant so pleasedo not give them
    milk. Bread is low in energy so fairly worthless to them.

    The Wildflower Lady

     

    Shipping

    We offer heavy goods shipping at £20 for Suffolk please select this option at the checkout . 

    If you are in the East Anglia area you are welcome to check if you're on our general delivery routes and to and from market routes, before the checkout, and we can organise a quote for you

     

    If you live further a field, please contact us, and we'll do our best to arrange for a delivery quote.

    Email sarah@slc-slc.co.uk for a quote

  • Bee Lodges Bee Lodges

    Bee Lodges

    £15.00
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    Bee Lodges

    Bee Lodges

    £15.00

    A beautiful little solitary bee hotel 

    Add some chic ski lodge style to your garden ! 

    Perfect for helping our over 200 species of solitary bee find somewhere to nest

    These are important pollinators 

    Hand made in Suffolk , using mainly  recycled materials 

    Hang from a nail in wall or a tree, perfect ! 

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