3 JANUARY 1931, Page 18


Perhaps I may recall to gardeners in general the success of a resident in North London who imported a hedgehog from Epping. It was chiefly remarkable, as recorded at the time, for its friendship with the common garden cat ; but did much good in its working hours. Both animals are worth introducing into our gardens. Both (unlike the dor- mouse which, someone complained, " had no habits ") are amusing creatures to watch, when they can be wheedled away from their semi-nocturnal habits ; and they possess a skill, which any keeper might envy for filling their larder, to wit their maw, with garden vermin. If any gardener has the fortune to keep a breeding pair of hedgehogs, he will find the young as amusing a spectacle as he could desire. * * * *