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    Hello,

    I have had two hedgehogs living in my garden for the last year. Even though I had bought hedgehog houses they had decided they preferred living under the decking. I have been feeding them daily and every night they spend most of the time in my garden (I have put up some wildlife cameras). However a couple of weeks they both disappeared, one left and then the other a few days later. This happened about the same time I planted some lavender, so just wondering if it’s possible that the hogs did not like the smell?

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    Nic

    Hi timt

    I haven’t heard that hogs don’t like lavender, but they do have a very good sense of smell, so I suppose if there was loads of it it might be a bit overpowering. But hogs do tend to disappear from time to time, sometimes for no obvious reason, so it may not be anything to do with the lavender.

    I would keep offering food and especially water and hope that they return soon.

    Good luck.

    #39514

    hi timt

    I planted a lot of lavender in my front garden this spring and have noticed a couple of hog poos near the plants so they must still be visiting the front.

    I have always put food and the trailcamera out in my back garden, which contains the feeding station and wildflower patch as well as linking to a lane which runs behind all the houses (and seems to be a local hog super-highway)
    So I am less familiar with hog activity at the front but will keep an eye out for more poo near the lavender.

    #39578

    Thank you for the responses Nic and Mags63.

    Glad to hear that it’s unlikely that the lavender has driven them away. I originally had one hog living in the garden and she disappeared for a couple of weeks last summer so hopefully they will return. I am checking the feeding stations every day and change the water so I will keep my fingers crossed.

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