Grafted apple update.
I expected about half of my grafts to fail, but they're all producing leaves now!
Those that flowered already are starting to produce fruit. Growing just one apple will cost these little trees a lot of energy.
As lovely as it would be to have apples so soon, it would be better if the trees put their energy into strong roots, and sturdy grafts.
I didn't want to pinch the flowers off, but I will pick the fruit before they grow.
Hedgehog update - Bad news
Called the vet today, and they let us know that they had to put the hedgehog to sleep.
It was a male hedgehog.
He had some food and water, and they gave him some pain relief. Ultimately the leg was too bad to mend.
Even though he was a wild animal and would have died anyway, hedgehogs are a locally threatened species. We did our best, and spared him from exposure and dehydration.
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