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Acid topsoil

Do you know a source of acid topsoil ? 091020112, Howth, Co Dublin Posted: 11/10/2011


The soil in Howth is acidic and it is always best to find a local supplier as most of the cost is transport.

With a reduction in building starts, top-soil is harder to come by,

A company called Baggo in Dublin does topsoil in bags and loose.



I have a mother hedgehog and two babies in my garden. I've read that the babies are ready to move on and find their own patch after 6 weeks. The young ones in my garden are almost that now but seem very small to have to leave their mother. Do you have any idea how far apart the hedgehog territories need to be. Do you think I can encourage more than one to stay in my garden? unao, Clondalkin, Co Dublin Posted: 29/08/2011


Hedgehogs need to roam freely for as much as a kilometre or more to fine food, shelter and mates. They will use perhaps dozens of gardens and should be allowed access without being restricted.

Ideally, access should open onto a semi-wild area with good cover for safety, but they should not be restricted or treated as pets.



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