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by beeclaire80
10 May 2021, 11:21
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: This weeks unknown plants.
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Re: This weeks unknown plants.

Yes! The last one turned into periwinkle! Which is a no feed I believe.
by beeclaire80
22 Apr 2021, 09:48
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Floyd update!
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Floyd update!

Hi Nina,

Thanks for the lovely comments!

We’ve drilled holes into the bottom and sides for drainage and ventilation but equally he’s only really in it when someone is home (which is all the time atm!) I get super nervous when he’s outside!
by beeclaire80
22 Apr 2021, 08:52
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Floyd update!
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Floyd update!

Hi, Hope we are all well? Just a wee update on Floyd. If you remember back when he was being treated for his respiratory infection the vet was also worried about MBD due to his flat back end... Well I’ve been taking a monthly photo (when weighing him) and this month can again see a real difference. ...
by beeclaire80
02 Apr 2021, 23:03
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Update on Jemima
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: Update on Jemima

Hi Nina,

Thank you so much.

I’ve saved your post so that I can have a look at some different types!

I can’t believe how interested in plants I’ve become!!

Claire.
by beeclaire80
31 Mar 2021, 22:40
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Update on Jemima
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: Update on Jemima

Sorry to jump in! Can you get the grass from garden centres etc? Jemima is an absolute cutie btw! Nina wrote: > Hi Jody, > > Ha, ha -- I love the idea of Jemima walking around with her house on her > back -- do send a photo! > > Yes, no problem with sending you the grass. It will only be a small clu...
by beeclaire80
24 Mar 2021, 17:46
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Started on outdoor enclosure.
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Started on outdoor enclosure.

Thanks Lin!

We have a field/waste ground behind the house and there’s a fair few patches of it there so I can only imagine it’s blown in on the wind and self seeded! 🤦🏼‍♀️

Can’t wait to get Floyd out enjoying some natural UV

Claire x
by beeclaire80
24 Mar 2021, 16:42
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Started on outdoor enclosure.
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Started on outdoor enclosure.

Hi, Hope we are all safe and well. We have started in Floyd’s outdoor area. I’ve just read another post about ragwort and we too have little patches popping up all over the garden! We have been digging it up and burning it when we see it. I’ve attached what we have so far. Hubby has built a boxing o...
by beeclaire80
25 Feb 2021, 19:57
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Compost.
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: Compost.

Hi Nina,

That’s brilliant news that you!

I’m confident Floyd will enjoy (and probably demolish fairly quickly!!)

Claire
by beeclaire80
25 Feb 2021, 17:09
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Compost.
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Compost.

Hi all, My lovely neighbour has given me 12 winter pansy plants. He planted them from seed back in autumn but they took an age to grow and he didn’t end up using them in his winter baskets. He said they are grown in bog standard compost but couldn’t remember the brand. He doesn’t add any fertiliser ...
by beeclaire80
23 Feb 2021, 09:59
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Teasle or bristly ox tongue?
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Teasle or bristly ox tongue?

Hi Nina,

Thank you for looking!

Either way he’s enjoying it! 🤦🏼‍♀️

Claire
by beeclaire80
21 Feb 2021, 16:16
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Teasle or bristly ox tongue?
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Teasle or bristly ox tongue?

Hi,

I can’t decide which this is. It’s growing in my lawn.

Thanks
by beeclaire80
05 Feb 2021, 11:11
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Protozoa Update
Replies: 1
Views: 1158

Protozoa Update

Hi all, Hope we are all staying safe and well? Back in October Floyd had a high Protozoa count. We didn’t treat the Protozoa as we were treating a RI instead and felt that this was more important at the time. We were seeing some signs of Protozoa such as smelly poo, slight mucus in poo and he was le...
by beeclaire80
12 Jan 2021, 19:25
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant Id (and happy new year!)
Replies: 0
Views: 904

Plant Id (and happy new year!)

Hi,

Hope we are all well, sane and safe during lockdown 3.0!

I found this today and am not sure what it is! Can I have it ID’d please.

Many thanks :D
Claire.
by beeclaire80
21 Dec 2020, 13:37
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: This weeks unknown plants.
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Re: This weeks unknown plants.

Oh thank you for the tips! Hubby works on a building site and has identified a very large patch of bristly ox tongue. He’ll be bringing it home with him... I did uproot a patch of mallow and potted in the garden but it too went rusty. I’ve trimmed it right back and hope it comes back unrusty. I also...
by beeclaire80
20 Dec 2020, 19:05
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: This weeks unknown plants.
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Re: This weeks unknown plants.

Hi Lin, Thank you so much! Knapweed is a new one for me! We took a new walk this week. Our local area is being regenerated and there is a balancing lake so we took a walk round there. Not much was still growing but it’ll be amazing in the spring/summer. We walked back through the new build part of t...
by beeclaire80
20 Dec 2020, 17:56
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: This weeks unknown plants.
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Re: This weeks unknown plants.

I think they are all no feeds but I’m not quite sure.
by beeclaire80
20 Dec 2020, 17:55
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: This weeks unknown plants.
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

This weeks unknown plants.

Hi,

Any help with these ones this week please?
by beeclaire80
15 Dec 2020, 23:12
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: Plant ID please

I’m very lucky to have a large open field at the back of my house. Our garage is at the bottom of the garden so we access the field that way. It’s got sowthistle, ribwort plantain, broadleaf plantain, nettles (dead and stinging), spiky thistle, nipplewort, mallow (not much and what is there is a lit...
by beeclaire80
15 Dec 2020, 17:26
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: Plant ID please

Hi Lin, Thank you! I feel I’m becoming somewhat of a weed spotter (is there a name for this like twitcher for bird watching?) I’m gutted because right by a busy junction just down the road is a massive patch of mallow on the grass verge. But it’s the main road in and out of town and I think the mall...
by beeclaire80
15 Dec 2020, 16:18
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Plant ID please

Hi,

I have a couple of plants that I am unsure of.

I think one is hedge mustard, one is blessed herb and one is hawkbit.

Can anyone confirm for me please.
by beeclaire80
28 Nov 2020, 20:54
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Thermometer placement
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Re: Thermometer placement

Well I come for a look most days so fingers crossed others do as well!

Love the wealth of knowledge here.

P.S I’m about to email you a video of Floyd walking as discussed on my other thread!
by beeclaire80
28 Nov 2020, 17:13
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Thermometer placement
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Re: Thermometer placement

Thanks Nina,

We are all sorted :)
by beeclaire80
25 Nov 2020, 07:16
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vet update.
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: Vet update.

Hi Nina, He walks tall and proud, if that makes sense. When he was showing signs of the respiratory infection he was a little more sluggish. But since his course of antibiotics he is like a different boy (or girl!). I’ve even caught sight of him sprinting across his table when he’s noticed I’ve popp...
by beeclaire80
24 Nov 2020, 20:48
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vet update.
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Vet update.

Hi, So we saw the vet for his Protozoa count and nasal bubbles. The vet is not an exotic specialist but has an interest in exotics and would like to specialise, he also has his own tortoises. If you remember from my earlier posts, the vet questioned his shell formation and was querying MBD as he tho...
by beeclaire80
15 Nov 2020, 17:39
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: No weight gain
Replies: 7
Views: 2477

Re: No weight gain

Well you weren’t wrong.... Weighed today and weighing in at 60g!! I know it’s a massive jump but I’m guessing he’s been unwell and we are now almost 2 weeks into his antibiotics (1 more injection to go!). He’s most definitely feeling better! Nina wrote: > Yippee! Clear sailing from here on. Before y...