Spring really is in full swing – the sun is shining, bees and butterflies are out and hedgehogs are emerging from hibernation! If you haven’t already, now is the absolute perfect time to make sure your garden is wildlife friendly.
This weekend I have been busy in my own garden and thought I’d write a quick blog to demonstrate how easy having a wildlife friendly garden is – even within the constraints of living in a rented property.
Firstly, I checked that our hedgehog highways hadn’t become blocked – we have two in total, one connecting our garden to our neighbours, the other connecting our garden to the rest of the street. We are lucky that our landlords were happy for us to cut a hole in the fence, but there are easy alternatives if your landlords are not so keen. One of our hog highways is a gap dug underneath the fence for example – easy! Ensuring a good gap under the gate is another alternative (13cm will ensure any sized hedgehog can fit, though many will squeeze through smaller gaps).