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by Heather
27 Apr 2019, 09:56
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Achillea's new, improved space

SHE - Achillea (formerly Achilles) lays eggs Lin!! :lol:
by Heather
26 Apr 2019, 22:46
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Achillea's new, improved space

Thanks both - work in progress regards 'interest'. I like the log roll idea. The concrete pad against the cream wall (almost not showing) has potential for a 'sun house' next to the pansies (which is where Achillea sun-bathed last weekend) & maybe troughs of attractive edibles - my garden has masses...
by Heather
26 Apr 2019, 15:31
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Achillea's new, improved space

[attachment=1]Sedge.jpg[/attachment]
[attachment=0]Pansies.jpg[/attachment]
by Heather
26 Apr 2019, 15:29
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Achillea's new, improved space

[attachment=2]Area from east.jpg[/attachment]
[attachment=2]Area from conservatory.jpg[/attachment]
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[attachment=0]Cave with spiders.jpg[/attachment]
by Heather
22 Apr 2019, 21:24
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Peony / Tree Peony
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Peony / Tree Peony

:D What a SUPER few days for tortoises to enjoy the outdoor life! I've been busy achieving my goal of an adequate outdoor space for Achillea, rather than the previous safe space based on weedy grass. Turf removed & replaced with membrane + limestone pea grave. Area slightly increased. The fun bit ha...
by Heather
18 Apr 2019, 15:58
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Peony / Tree Peony
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Peony / Tree Peony

SOLVED IT..... Having been browsing, yesterday I had un-ticked the red & orange/red filters!....Now re-ticked, it WORKS fine. So sorry - my computer settings remembered the filtering, & obviously I didn't even remember that I had done some filtering. I realised after trying 'tulip' & also not gettin...
by Heather
18 Apr 2019, 14:54
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Peony / Tree Peony
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Peony / Tree Peony

I don't 'do' apps! I'm on the computer at work. If I go to database, houseplants & put in 'geranium' (simply as an example) it finds it straight away, but not 'peony'! I've tried to attach a screen shot, but it won't accept either a screen shot saved as word doc or pdf...However, I have copy/pasted ...
by Heather
18 Apr 2019, 12:11
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Peony / Tree Peony
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Peony / Tree Peony

Hi Nina - I thought I was going mad, so I have tried again - both in the database home page, in trees & shrubs & then looked (again) in the alphabetical section - having chosen 'p', where it should be between: pelagonium & peperomia I think?

Hmmmm.......

Heather

Your link works fine, by the way!
by Heather
18 Apr 2019, 10:53
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Peony / Tree Peony
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Peony / Tree Peony

Hi ladies - I can't find this (surprisingly) in your database - but it may be my eyes!

What status is / are these please?

Thanks,

Heather
by Heather
06 Feb 2019, 11:01
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Indoor pond breeding mosquitos(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Re: Indoor pond breeding mosquitos(?)

I like Austin already - thanks for that link Lin.

The evaporation rate is already quite high (2 - 3 small buckets a week)...& the terrapins would love the fish....

;)

Heather
by Heather
04 Feb 2019, 19:50
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Indoor pond breeding mosquitos(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Indoor pond breeding mosquitos(?)

In the last couple of weeks, many (not thousands, thankfully) mosquito-like insects have been emerging from the turtle pond in my conservatory. It's 'fun' catching them - they are messier than I expected when squashed, & my technique is improving.... My question is - can anyone suggest an insecticid...
by Heather
05 Jan 2019, 11:19
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Female - male mating behaviour!!
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Re: Female - male mating behaviour!!

...be sure to see my ps (edit)

;)
by Heather
05 Jan 2019, 11:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Female - male mating behaviour!!
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Re: Female - male mating behaviour!!

:D
Thanks Lin!!

Phew :roll:

Heather

ps - Sorry - forgetting my manners!....Happy New Year to Tortoise Table folks around the world, but especially to Lin & Nina, & others who reply & are so very positive & helpful with their advice. MUCH appreciated.
by Heather
04 Jan 2019, 23:21
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Female - male mating behaviour!!
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Female - male mating behaviour!!

Achillea, you may remember, came to me nearly 3 years ago, as a 9y/o male called Achilles, & then laid some eggs..... Recently she has become fascinated by my plastic indoor 'shoes' - those sort of slip-ons, that I think might be beach-wear - that I wear all the time indoors. They are mauve, & I rat...
by Heather
03 Jan 2019, 09:48
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Growth ongoing?
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Growth ongoing?

Hi all - As Achillea approaches her teenage years, & is putting on weight very gently on her weed based diet, it occurred to me to ask whether tortoises ever stop growing? I guess they slow down when approaching 'terminal size'? How big do I expect my lovely bijou Hermann's to grow regards weight & ...
by Heather
13 Nov 2018, 09:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: My dream come true!
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: My dream come true!

Just seen this thread, & the gorgeous pictures - so very cute!

Heather 8-) :D ;)
by Heather
08 Nov 2018, 10:54
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hint of red in urine
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Hint of red in urine

I had my current rabbits vac'd for the first time recently - there's a no.2 strain of RHD, also known as VHD2, & I know it's now local. I lost my first gorgeous 'discarded' Fluffy white buck to a badger....if only I'd gone out to put them in just a couple of minutes earlier...I totally understand th...
by Heather
07 Nov 2018, 20:54
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hint of red in urine
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Hint of red in urine

Thanks Lin - I remember my panic some years back when my first rabbit - a discarded buck - pee'd bright red up the walls! Normal in rabbits..... :shock:
by Heather
07 Nov 2018, 20:07
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hint of red in urine
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Hint of red in urine

Hi - should I be concerned? Twice now I have seen a hint of red in Achillea's urine. In herself she is fine & dandy & normal. She free-ranges indoors, having her own preferred areas & her UV light in a warm area. She is eating slightly less this month. She does like purple pansies, so I wonder if th...
by Heather
03 Aug 2018, 16:47
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Shop bought diet
Replies: 1
Views: 1551

Shop bought diet

Hi - I have now had x3 Red Eared Sliders & a very special Southern Painted turtle for 2 years. (RES aged 28, 28 & 10-ish, Painted 28). The previous owner of the x3 older beasties fed them ZooMed Natural Aquatic Turtle Food, & then added in some dried shrimps & silk worm larvae for variety, at least ...
by Heather
30 Jul 2018, 15:48
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Guelder-rose
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: Guelder-rose

Thanks both - yes very helpful. Mine aren't the 'snowball' flower type, but the more lax type - with open florets around the edge of a flattish inflorescence (if I'm using the term correctly!). I believe it's the wild version - I'm lucky to have several trees / bushes. Very pretty leaves / autumn co...
by Heather
29 Jul 2018, 16:04
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Guelder-rose
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Guelder-rose

Hi - I have one leaning (ever lower!) over Achillea's outdoor area, so wonder where it lies in the green / orange / red league. I also note your comments about hawthorn, which mentions leaves & berries, but not the flowers (except for their colour). Do the flowers also contain cyanide I wonder? Than...
by Heather
16 Jul 2018, 13:26
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Verbena Lanai
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Verbena Lanai

Excellent link - my equivalent reference for axolotls to 'TTT' is www.axolotl.org, run by a Brit. called John Clare.

Also - there was a whole BBC prog. about them a few weeks back. Google: BBC nuns & axolotls for loads of links.

Did I smile!! :D

Heather
by Heather
15 Jul 2018, 23:08
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Verbena Lanai
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Verbena Lanai

At school I have a chest freezer in which in summer I keep a rotating stock of frozen 2L bottles of water, plus a couple of 2L tubs of frozen rain water, & on the Friday before last I used most of them. I haven't had to resort to this at home previously, as I had my tanks outdoors in undergrowth by ...
by Heather
15 Jul 2018, 20:05
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Verbena Lanai
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Verbena Lanai

Ross-on-Wye - a solid 4 hours. SUCH a relief. One of my other passions is axolotls, who can't cope with water temperature above 18-20degC max for long. Nightmare. I've had to create a 'cold room' with several tanks for mine at home. As luck would have it I found a mobile air conditioner in a charity...