Here at The Recycle Works we’re passionate about making gardening as accessible as possible for ALL ages and to make finding the perfect gardening product even easier, we’ve now added a new category to our website titles ‘ Accessible Gardening‘.
We’re also very keen to extend our range so if there’s a product that you’d particularly like then please do contact us and if we can we’ll look at either developing it or manufacturing it!
We’ve launched our new range with a choice of Raised Beds, Grow Tables and Mangers but there’s most definitely more to come, so watch this space!
Love Your Environment! Love Your Accessible Gardening!
The new ‘Hogilo’ hedgehog habitat is a purpose built nesting box and shelter for hedgehogs which can also be used as a feeding lounge.
It is an ideal house for injured or rescue hogs due to the design of the house, which allows for easy inspection and cleaning. It was featured on the BBC programme Autumn Watch with the Hedgehog Rescue team!
- Manufactured from durable FSC timber & recycled agricultural plastic (By the nature of the re-cycled plastic this may vary in colour tone)
- Wooden interior for ‘breathability’ and condensation prevention
- Lid & sides made from recycled agricultural waste
- Lid easily swivels over to expose large inspection and cleaning hatch
- Lid incorporates wooden ‘plug’ to insulate hatch aperture
- Overhanging roof and porch
- Raised battened feet to prevent rot
- Predator-resistant entrance
- Can be used as a safe feeding lounge
Hedgehog houses give protection from predators and provide safe areas for hogs which protects them from strimmers, garden forks and bonfires.
Siting: Locate within cover, out of prevailing wind. Pile leaves and short grass around the Hogilo and put a couple of handfuls of short dry grass and leaves inside the box as nesting material. (Gloves should be worn to prevent the transfer of human scent)
Features: FSC timber and recycled plastic, attractive unique design. British design and manufacture. Approved for use by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
Love Your Environment! Love Your Hedgehogs!
Our resident Grow Your Own expert, Gill Anderton has been featured in the November edition of Grow Your Own Magazine alongside Alan Titchmarsh and here is her advice!
Question: Would it be worth investing in spades that are child-sizes for my young, primary school aged children? (Sean Boothby, Aldeburgh)
Gill’s Response: Adult tools are often too large and heavy for young children to use, making even the simplest jobs hard work. Child-sizes tools are lightweight and yet still strong, making them perfect for smaller hands and bodies to use. For younger children I would start them off with a hand trowel and hand fork and as they grow, or for older children, a fork and spade would definitely be a good buy. Your children will love helping you out in the garden with their very own tools. I can’t think of a better way of encouraging and nurturing their interest in gardening and, yes, this is definitely a wise investment for the future.
Thanks Gill for providing such a comprehensive answer and if you have any more questions about gardening, grow you own or gardening with children then please do send us your questions via the Gardening With Children website.