Wednesday 27 June 2012

The Salad Garden..

Had a day in the Potager yesterday trying to keep on top of the weeds, some creepy crawlies about that make me tip toe... :-) and some horrible looking bugs that I have had to treat, but still The Salad Garden is looking good.



Cherry Tomatoes

Had a lovely lunch in the garden, although it was rather hot, but sat under our Pergola in the shade..



After lunch took some photo's of Bees on the Lavender


Apero time..

Henri Hedgehog who visits us at night..


Depending on the species, the gestation period is 35–58 days. The average litter is 3–4 newborns for larger species and 5–6 for smaller ones. As with many animals, it is not unusual for an adult male hedgehog to kill newborn males.
Hedgehogs have a relatively long lifespan for their size. Larger species of hedgehogs live 4–7 years in the wild (some have been recorded up to 16 years), and smaller species live 2–4 years (4–7 in captivity), compared to a mouse at 2 years and a large rat at 3–5 years. Lack of predators and controlled diet contribute to a longer lifespan in captivity (8–10 years depending on size).
Hedgehogs are born blind. The hedgehogs are birthed with a protective membrane covering their quills, which dries and shrinks over the next several hours.[7] The infants are born with quills beneath the skin, like pimples, and pass the skin after they have been cleaned.[8]

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