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by Stevie
04 Dec 2018, 08:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Hibernation problems

Morning ladies I was wondering if we could have a bit of advice please? We put our tortoises into hibernation last Thursday (into a new fridge- our other one packed up last year), and we’ve had hard time maintaining the temperature. We have 4 tortoises, 2 on the bottom shelf, then one on each other ...
by Stevie
25 Jun 2018, 10:15
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Bathing
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Bathing

Hi Nina, Yes my mum who lives with me is going to be looking after them, but thought it would be too much to ask to bath them as well as she works a lot. She will have all the windows open when she can and keep an eye on them all the time she is home. Hopefully if it keeps nice then they will be out...
by Stevie
25 Jun 2018, 09:46
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Bathing
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Bathing

Morning, hope your all enjoying the lovely weather! We are going away for 11 nights and will bath torts before we go and as soon as we get back. Question is would they be ok for the time in between without baths? It would literally be 12 days? They would still have access to water and be put outside...
by Stevie
18 Jun 2018, 08:37
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Campanula?
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Campanula?

That’s great, thanks Nina :D
by Stevie
17 Jun 2018, 22:56
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Campanula?
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Campanula?

Hello
Hope your well.
This is growing next to my house out of a crack in the path- I am wondering if it could be campanula upright bellflower? I had them last year what I bought but can’t remember that well so just double checking. Must have been a rogue seed!
Thank you
by Stevie
22 May 2018, 16:16
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Id please
Replies: 7
Views: 1490

Re: Id please

Ps. Yes, I will post pictures when the others have bloomed. The red valerian is nearly there!
by Stevie
22 May 2018, 16:15
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Id please
Replies: 7
Views: 1490

Re: Id please

Hi Nina and Lin Nina, thank you for the info about my hibiscus- are the slow release fertiliser ok if I want to feed to hibiscus to the torts? I’ve just sort of left it and it definitely needs some tlc. Tbh I thought it was half dead :oops: but thank you for that :) Lin, thank you for the info on th...
by Stevie
19 May 2018, 09:00
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Id please
Replies: 7
Views: 1490

Re: Id please

Hi Nina Thank you for your reply- sorry it’s taken me so long to reply, it’s been a hectic week! I think I’ll do what you suggested and wait for them to flower just to be sure. The woody one in the square pot is a hibiscus but I think the pot is too small so needs planting somewhere but have run out...
by Stevie
08 May 2018, 17:13
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Id please
Replies: 7
Views: 1490

Re: Id please

Some more pics.
by Stevie
08 May 2018, 17:12
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Id please
Replies: 7
Views: 1490

Id please

Hello could you tell me what these plants are please? I aren’t sure what order they have uploaded in, but I’m wondering from looking at the database if they are knapweed leaves and red valerian. I have also just bought a campanula and the leaves are identical to what I’ve posted so just to double ch...
by Stevie
08 May 2018, 17:05
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Hibiscus/ hebe
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Hibiscus/ hebe

Hello ladies I bought two hebes last year and put them in pots. They aren’t doing too well presumably because the pots are too small. They have a few brown spots on them. I was going to plant them in the outdoor tortoise enclosure but then worried if they have brown spots on they wouldn’t be too goo...
by Stevie
26 Jan 2018, 08:05
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: On the news this morning
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

On the news this morning

Hello
Saw this on the news this morning and thought people might like to read it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01 ... 22-metres/

Glad she was found! ☺️🐢
by Stevie
25 Jan 2018, 13:58
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: Hibernation

Hello ladies
Just to let you know we took her out on Tuesday night and given her a bath everyday and she’s drinking, eating and pooing and weeing so all is well. It’s lovely to have her back her back out of hibernation and seeing her little face.
Thanks for your advice :)
by Stevie
22 Jan 2018, 22:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: Hibernation

Ok Nina, thank you so much for your help and information. ☺️
by Stevie
22 Jan 2018, 21:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: Hibernation

Hello ladies
Thank you for your reply. Do you think that she will be ok until tomorrow night so we can get some substrate etc and then take her out?
Many thanks
by Stevie
22 Jan 2018, 17:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: Hibernation

Hello again Sorry to mess you about. I have just spoken to my husband who actually checked them last night in the fridge and he said that he wouldn’t of even said that the soil was clumped. He just said that it appeared darker at her rear end and when he ran his hands through soil he couldn’t distin...
by Stevie
22 Jan 2018, 14:54
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: Hibernation

Hi Lin Thank you for your reply. These were her weights all through hibernation: Weight going in -1545 Week 1 - 1500 ( looking back must have been a discrepancy with the scales) Week 2 - 1546 Week 3 - 1540 Week 4 - 1542 Week 5 - 1543 Week 6 - 1518 & 10g poo Week 7 - 1508 Week 8 - 1501 Minimum safe w...
by Stevie
22 Jan 2018, 14:01
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Hibernation

Hello Hope you’re well. I was hoping you could help me please? We have one of our Hermanns in the fridge on her 8th week and hoping to bring her out in three weeks. When we were checking on her last night we noticed the soil behind her was slightly clumped. We are worrying this could be a small wee ...
by Stevie
04 Oct 2017, 13:10
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Is this just run of the mill clover?
Replies: 1
Views: 1134

Is this just run of the mill clover?

Hello
Is this just normal clover? Was going to feel this morning but then realised there was quite a few variations
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by Stevie
04 Oct 2017, 09:25
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Is this one of the hawk bit/ beard ones?
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Is this one of the hawk bit/ beard ones?

Ah brill, thank you. The leaves are pretty big on these so they will go far! Thanks again 🤗
by Stevie
04 Oct 2017, 08:36
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Is this one of the hawk bit/ beard ones?
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Is this one of the hawk bit/ beard ones?

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I'm pretty sure this is coming from the same plant
by Stevie
04 Oct 2017, 08:35
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Is this one of the hawk bit/ beard ones?
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Is this one of the hawk bit/ beard ones?

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by Stevie
04 Oct 2017, 08:34
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Is this one of the hawk bit/ beard ones?
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Is this one of the hawk bit/ beard ones?

Hello
Is this one of the hawk ones? The leaves are massive on it and I've only seen the smaller leaves before.
Thank you
by Stevie
20 Aug 2017, 12:35
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Ragwort
Replies: 5
Views: 2061

Re: Ragwort

Thank you so much for your prompt response. I am a bit of a worrier anyway so things like this send me into overdrive! I've been reading all sorts on the internet about people burning ragwort after they have pulled it out etc. But couldn't find if touching it it really toxic. And so I thought I woul...
by Stevie
20 Aug 2017, 12:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Ragwort
Replies: 5
Views: 2061

Ragwort

Hello! Not a direct tortoise question, but sort of. We get the odd ragwort plant in out front garden, the tortoises are in the back so no worries there. But was just wondering on how toxic it is and how it affects people/ animals. My husband pulled out the ragwort plant with those rubber garden glov...