Prickly Hedge News

29Mar2021
Hello everyone, how are you all? Well, I hope.Β  It’s Eggciting isn’t it!!!Β  Yes, that’s my one and only joke for the newsletterΒ #pinkypromise

As it will be Good Friday the end of this week and then the Easter weekend begins, I thought I’d concentrate on chickens. Who doesn’t love little fluffy yellow chickens?! Even if you don’t celebrate Easter, none of us can resist them.

Here’s a little video with some really cute chickens (and a few other animals) doing funny things.

Also this week, I’ve added a few more craft items to keep the kids entertained and making the Easter table and decorations a little more β€˜bestpoke’.

On Wednesday, the chickens will be hatching over at

and we’ve got a couple of craft items Friday and Saturday this week in readiness for Easter Sunday.Β  Friday’s are some cute folded chickens at https://youtu.be/j4jk1IHqJV4

and Saturday’s is an egg container for the table.Β  You can see that on the website at https://www.pricklyhedge.com/right-sidebar/or our Facebook page on www.facebook.com/pricklyhedge

ο»Ώ As ever, if you make anything, drop a picture on the Facebook page, we’d love to see them.

So a bit of a theme, eh!Β  Well, there’s enough going on without me adding to it with reading a newsletter too, lol.

Don’t forget that on our website, you’ll also find a round-up of environmental news on our How To’s page, https://www.pricklyhedge.com/right-sidebar/

I hope you have a great week and until next time, stay safe, stay well and don’t eat too much chocolate!!!Β  Have a great Easter holiday.

Lots of love from Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge

22Mar2021

πŸ’œπŸŽ™πŸ’œ NEWS – Dormice – Too cute for words!

Dormouse

As a kid I had hamsters, both of whom, if I recall, I called Hammy.Β  Original, eh!? I never had a mouse or a rat or anything like that, but I did love hamsters, I would sit and watch them going round in their wheels for hours and I loved laying sunflower seed trails for them and seeing how many they could stuff in their faces before staggering back to their nests.

Mice and rats aside, however, I have a distinct passion for Dormice, they are toooo cute for words and this week is dedicated to them and our hope to help save our Hazel Dormouse, but first off, let’s learn a bit more about dormice here

Check the website on Wednesday to see the video on how to help them.Β  The link is www.pricklyhedge.com/right-sidebar

You can also check out the conservation work this couple are doing in their woodland.Β  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u-yMkXOuTY

Also start to keep a look out for anemones coming up in the garden, they are usually planted in the late Summer/early Autumn for Spring flowering, but there are a few varieties, dependent on where you live, that can still be planted in Spring.

These are wood anemones though, so keep an eye out when you’re out walking too.

Wood Anemones

Don’t forget that on our website, you’ll also find a round-up of environmental news on our How To’s page, https://www.pricklyhedge.com/right-sidebar/

And a little #fridaycraftmorning for the kids. Doris the Dormouse – soo cute. Hopefully that will keep them amused for a little while at least. Check it out on the Facebook page or the website on Friday. As ever, if you make anything, drop a picture on the Facebook page, we’d love to see them.

I hope you have a great week and until next time, stay safe, stay well and watch out for anemones this week, see how you can help the Hazel Dormouse survive and show us your pictures of Doris!!

Lots of love from Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge

15Mar2021

πŸ’œπŸ•·πŸ’œ NEWS – β€œIncy Wincy Spider”

“Do you understand why people are scared of us?…”

Hey there, hope you’ve all had a great week.

Well, love β€˜em or hate β€˜em, we have to deal with β€˜em.Β  Spiders!Β  I either let them go on their merry way or, if they are HUUUUUGE, I trap them in a plastic cup and let them go on their merry way OUTSIDE of my house.Β  I have to be careful as I’m allergic to spider bites, so gently does it for me.

Best thing to do with something you’re not too sure about, or afraid of, is to find out as much as you can about them.Β  Here’s a start with a little video all about our eight-legged friends.

Check out the website at www.PricklyHedge.com/sidebar or our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/pricklyhedge on Wednesday for a video explaining why we shouldn’t be afraid of them.

Something else that people don’t like are dandelions, which is a real shame.Β  They have been used as edible and medicinal plants for many hundreds of years, but even if you can’t stand the thought of eating dandelion greens in your salad, give a thought to the bees.Β  Especially, the red-tailed bumblebee who is the laziest of the bees, they prefer to graze on one large flower, i.e. a dandelion, as opposed to flitting from flower to flower.Β  They’re not really lazy, they are just super-efficient with their time and energy levels.

Here’s an article from the Guardian highlighting their usefulness.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2015/may/12/dandelions-pollinators-wildlife-garden

And to round off the week, we have #fridaycraftmorning making this adorable moving spider.Β  You have to admit he’s rather cute.Β  No???Β  Aww poor spidey.

Come on though, you can’t help but LOVE Lucas! ❀❀❀

Yay!  New episodes, I’ve missed him.

Don’t forget that on our website, you’ll also find a round-up of environmental news on our How To’s page, https://www.pricklyhedge.com/right-sidebar/

I hope you have a great week and until next time, stay safe, stay well and try being a bit kinder to spiders??? Don’t forget if you have any great drawings of spiders, share them with us on our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/pricklyhedge

Lots of love from Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge