Posts Tagged "paper"

12Apr2021
Hello everyone, how are you all?  Well, I hope.

Did you manage to get outdoors more last week?  I hope so,  if the weather was good (or bad) where you live.  I LOVE walking in the rain, so it never bothers me to go out in the rain, but I have to admit to liking the sun a tad more lol.

This week, we have some cute characters that I’ve never come across before in the guise of the Flowertots.  My kids used to watch Tiny Tots back in the 90’s.  Do you remember them?  I’m a tot and you’re a tot, Tilly, Tom & Tiny.  They loved it, along with Bump the Elephant.  Anyway, I digress.
 
Here’s a little vide featuring Primrose and Violet.  Enjoy.

Despite the lovely Spring weather, there are still a lot of animals that like to live underground.  Wednesday, we get to know what it’s like to live underground in a video that due out then.  You can check them out on our website at https://www.pricklyhedge.com/right-sidebar/ or on our Facebook page /pricklyhedge. 

If you loved the paper cherry blossom, then check out our video on Friday for #fridaycraftmorning where we’ve dug up 23 more ideas to make paper flowers.  I feel inspired.

It really does feel good to be getting out and about more in the fresh air, and I may even be able to get a walk in the park scheduled with my eldest son, it would be nice to see him for a little longer than 15 minutes on the doorstep.  Can’t wait to give him a hug, like the rest of the population.

If you have any pictures of things you’ve grown in your garden, or seeds that are already sprouting, let us know.  We’ve planted some broad beans so we’ll keep you updated on those.

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/

 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 don’t forget to let us know if you make any of our craft items.

Lots of love from Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge

22Feb2021

💜🎙💜 NEWS – Getting Paranaoid about the Paratoids!!

Toad

Well, we’ve had a busy week here at Prickly Hedge, our neighbours are having some work done on the party wall in March and in readiness for them to come and move one of the greenhouses that is in the way, we needed to do some prep work.  So we’ve been moving bricks and pot plants and garden furniture.  Fortunately, it’s not been too cold, a bit blustery and rainy some days, but then it’s only water.

I’ve been surprised that normally when we start working in the garden we come across the subject of this week’s newsletter; frogs!  We normally see them around but no, nothing, zippo, zilch.  But I’ve never been able to tell the difference between frogs and toads.  Have you? 

This week’s video teaches us all about the similarities and the differences between the two, most noticeably that toads have two bumps on their heads behind their eyes.  These are called the paratoid or poison glands.  That’s a surefire way of telling if it’s a toad, but give the video a watch and join in with the quiz at the end.

On our website, you’ll find a round up of environmental news on our How To’s page, https://www.pricklyhedge.com/right-sidebar/ one of the stories this week is about the demise of seagrass.

Increasing awareness of the importance of seagrass ecosystems is one of the greatest challenges for its conservation. Seagrasses suffer from not being as well-known or appreciated as their more charismatic marine cousins, such as coral reefs and mangroves, despite being just as threatened.”

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/seagrass-ocean-climate-change-pollution-florida_n_602ced75c5b6cc8bbf3819ff?ri18n=true

We don’t only learn this week about the differences between toads and frogs, but also about the life cycle of the frog.  Who didn’t love looking for frog spawn when they were a kid, well, I still get excited if I see any nowadays.  Let us know if you know the difference between frog and toad spawn. It’s in the video!

That’s one thing we’ve never had at Prickly Hedge is a pond, we have some aquatic plants to attract the dragonflies but never anything for frogs etc.  Hmm.  We’ll see.

Frog Spawn

And to round off the week, get those craft boxes out again, this week, it’s all about the Japanese art of paper folding, yes origami.  It alludes me too at times, my eldest is a whizz at it and can rustle you up a crane in next to no time, I have trouble with napkin folding lol.  But this week you only need paper and a marker pen to make the jumping origami frog

#fridaycraftmorning

The link will be on the How To’s page on Friday, so you can check it out here https://www.pricklyhedge.com/?p=14194

Throughout the week on our Facebook page @pricklyhedge, you can check out the videos we post.  Sadly, not getting many at the moment as the animals seem particularly spooked by the bright light on the colour camera.  I’m going back to the black and white version, but we’re just repairing the camera ‘hide’.  Perhaps I’ll video that next week.

Anyway, in the meantime, I hope you have a great week and I’ll speak to you next week.  Have fun, stay safe and well.  With love from all of here at #TEAMPricklyHedge.

Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge