Posts Tagged "recycling"


πŸ’œπŸŽ™πŸ’œ NEWS – HOW Many Spines Do Hedgehogs Have???

I can’t believe it’s the third month already.  It’s starting to feel like Spring, March 1st is always a sort of watershed for me, I feel energised and upbeat, the dark months of Winter are drawing to an end and with it a lot of our animals will be coming out of hibernation, especially bats, dormice and hedgehogs.  More on hedgehogs later, but I love to try and promote how we can all recycle more and this week, we have a great video giving you ideas for 20 projects you can get your teeth into for recycling.

There’s some really great ideas in the video, I especially like some of the gift bags and clever use of newspapers and those tea light holders are something else.  I bet they smell gorgeous.  Have a watch and you try anything snap a picture and share it with us on our Facebook page

Now back to those hedgehogs, hopefully, if they’ve survived the Winter, they should be making an appearance around now.  They are in such small numbers in this country now, we need to look after as much as we can.  Here are 5 super cool facts about hedgehogs.  So HOW many spines do hedgehogs have??

Of course, the humble daffodil will be starting to make its presence known in our gardens and waysides this month.  They are one of my favourite flowers, I absolutely adore all Spring flowers, especially hyacinths, but daffodils never fail to cheer me up.  Just a small bunch of them in the house lifts my spirits immensely.

So, on our recycling theme, our craft video this week is all about making daffodils from egg cartons.  Mother’s Day Card??? Perhaps?

You can catch that video on Friday this week on the website and also on our Facebook page.  We should have quite a few here at Prickly Hedge, they’ve already started to push up from the ground giving us that much-needed promise of Spring. #fridaycraftmorning

Don’t forget that on our website, you’ll also find a round up of environmental news on our How To’s page,

I hope you have a great week and until next time, stay safe, stay well and keep recycling and helping to keep our planet healthy.

Lots of love from Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge


πŸ§‘πŸŽ™πŸ§‘ NEWS – Posh Baked Beans on Toast, anyone?

Hello there everyone! How are you all doing this week?Β  There are a few signs of Spring here at Prickly Hedge, our snowdrops have come up.Β  Well, that sounds very grand, we have about 5 in a pot!Β  Every little helps lol.Β 

We also have a few hazel catkins that have appeared on the tree, amazingly, as I mentioned before, other half definitely gave it a shave the other week.Β  Was warranted though, because they can grow huge and even though Prickly Hedge is a rather large urban garden, it’s still an urban garden nonetheless.Β  We have two oak trees growing and two huge Yew trees as well, so we have to be careful of our neighbour’s light being blocked.

The weather seems to have improved a little too, well here it has and it’s been slightly warmer, a little bit more like Spring but interspersed with bitterly cold days too.Β  That little bit of heat though means we can start to think about planting or at least growing from seed.

Here’s an easy vegetable to grow, doesn’t grow too tall or take up too much space.Β  Broad beans!Β  I know a lot of people don’t like them but sometimes they can taste way sweeter when you’ve grown them yourself JΒ  Why not give them a try

And here’s a novel way to use the.  Good old Jamie Oliver let’s us into the secret of making Posh Beans on Toast!

On a recycling theme, we have a little video coming up on how to make a bird feeder from a plastic bottle;

And talking of birds, listen out for the song of the Mistle Thrush, you can check that out here

In news from abroad, the Biden administration have delayed the implementation of a Trump era ruling on migratory birds, reports the Huffington Post

β€œThe Biden administration on Thursday delayed the implementation of a Trump-era rule that gutted protections for hundreds of species of migratory birds. 

Finalized in former President Donald Trump’s final days in office, the rule codified a 2017 legal interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) that effectively legalized the killing of migratory birds by corporations and individuals so long as the deaths were not intentional.”

Did any of you manage to create a Valentine Card from last week’s video, it’s Valentine’s Day on Sunday.Β  Even you didn’t create cards, it’s free to spread the love, so let’s do just that.

I hope you all have a great week and I’ll chat to you all soon.

Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge