Did you know that a hedgehog has between 5000 and 7000 spines and they can live for between 3 and 5 years?

They are called hedgehog because hedges are where they build their nests and the ‘hog’ is the snort or grunt they make.

Don’t forget, if you have a hedgehog in your garden that they are lactose intolerant, so don’t feed them milk, only water and small dog biscuits

The editor is laying claim to two happy hedgehogs in her garden. Please email the editor at and let us know if you have others and where they are located.