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Good evening, Nic, hedgie lover, simbo65,
Haven’t been around for a few days, captcha obviously doesn’t like my answers and after a few attempts I usually ‘give up’
However, regarding ‘hedgehog houses’ for some years now, when gardening (we have big gardens) I have always left a plastic box minimum 12 inches x 12 inches with 6 inches of roof height’ with a CD sized opening at either end and usually with a couple of bricks, with a slate or similar ‘roof’ as an ‘entry/departure’ points I usually put a bit of plywood raised off the ground with a couple of pieces of broken bricks in the box to to give it a bit of insulation from the ground, I generally put in a couple of handful of leaves and wooden shavings in.
I then cover the ‘hoose’ with whatever waterproof materials I have at hand, then I then hoy leaves, and other garden ‘detritus’ over it, and then hopefully let ‘nature take its course.
It doesn’t take a lot of time/effort or money, the construction materials are usually what would be taken to the local tip.
But whether used or not, they provide loads of ‘neuks n crannies’ for hedgehogs …and other wildlife.
Also, I can point out to ‘wor lass’ that I am ‘obeying instructions’ when she queries the untidy bits of the garden.
Win win😁👍