At lunchtime I spotted the mother hedgehog escaping the heat of the nest and getting a bit of fresh air.
So I decided to take the opportunity to find out if her leg is infected or not. I shoved on my gardening gloves and managed to get a hold of her before she got back into the nest.
Felt guilty about cutting back the pansies while they’re still flowering, so have create a little display of cut blooms. These plants have been brilliant; planted them in March and they’ve flowered continuously (with TLC). Had got very straggly though. Hoping they’ll shoot again and keep going through the rest of the summer and autumn! #goodvalue
[Daniele Quercia and Yahoo Labs Barcelona] have worked out how to measure the “beauty” of specific locations within cities and then designed an algorithm that automatically chooses a route between two locations in a way that maximizes the beauty along it. “The goal of this work is to automatically suggest routes that are not only short but also emotionally pleasant,” they say.
Finally, a fine use of all that geographic information!
I want to try this next time I’m there.