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Forum: Housing 05-05-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Alan1
I once used mixing troughs for mixing plaster or...

I once used mixing troughs for mixing plaster or cement in but my torts were very small then
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 05-05-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Alan1
Mine are not Horsfields but they have not been...

Mine are not Horsfields but they have not been eating either although that's down to it being too cold. We have had a cold spell for a week now. If it's been warm where you are then it would maybe be...
Forum: Housing 01-05-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By Alan1
I've not bought anything from there but they do...

I've not bought anything from there but they do look like they are well made from good quality wood. It says they are made from 1 inch thick wood which they may well be and if so would be quite...
Forum: General Discussion 28-04-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 489
Posted By Alan1
We are having a decent spell here just now but...

We are having a decent spell here just now but cold if the sun goes away.
Forum: Evolving Husbandry 28-04-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Alan1
Emma that sounds exactly like ours, moss, daisies...

Emma that sounds exactly like ours, moss, daisies and Cat's Ear. My wife did the feed and weed thing and it left bare patches but has grown back again but so have the weeds. I was going to try a weed...
Forum: Evolving Husbandry 27-04-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Alan1
A kettle of hot water directly onto the weeds...

A kettle of hot water directly onto the weeds would be safe to try. I wouldn't be leaving the weeds on my lawn, before long you will have no lawn and an area of weeds where your lawn used to be...
Forum: Pictures 25-03-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By Alan1
is it a cat or a small lion? :mrgreen:

is it a cat or a small lion? :mrgreen:
Forum: Where to Buy and Bargains 25-03-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Alan1
Handy size and very light to carry. I don't...

Handy size and very light to carry. I don't actually need it but used IKEA stuff in the past. It's just chopped up coconut shells I think
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 25-03-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Alan1
I have it growing in their enclosure and they...

I have it growing in their enclosure and they never bother with it but they have eaten it from a supermarket in the past
Forum: Where to Buy and Bargains 21-03-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Alan1
Coco soil

I was in Poundworld and happened to notice little blocks of what was called Coco Soil. When soaked, it expands to produce 10 litres. It's the same stuff as Coco Coir and what IKEA used to sell under...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 21-03-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Alan1
Mine are in full swing too. They were both up and...

Mine are in full swing too. They were both up and out during that mild spell near the end of Feb but it then got colder and they went back down again. It was warm here yesterday, 20c on my car...
Forum: General Discussion 17-03-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 645
Posted By Alan1
Our snow was forecast but when it came it was a...

Our snow was forecast but when it came it was a bit more than predicted. It all came in about 3 hours. Lots of football games off in Scotland yesterday. Last night's rain has frozen but the sun is...
Forum: General Discussion 16-03-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 645
Posted By Alan1
4 inches of snow this morning which has now all...

4 inches of snow this morning which has now all melted with the afternoon torrential rain and now a bit of flooding
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 645
Posted By Alan1
Lots of places round here had snow last night and...

Lots of places round here had snow last night and I can see it out my window but we've missed it, it was sleet with us then rain :mrgreen:
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 645
Posted By Alan1
Snow was forecast for us on Monday 4th March but...

Snow was forecast for us on Monday 4th March but has now been changed to just grey and 5-7c and similar to follow after that so basically, normal for time of year
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 27-02-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 968
Posted By Alan1
Don't know what's best. I'm going to have to...

Don't know what's best. I'm going to have to check that mine have gone back in the soil tub each night as it's to be 1c at nights next week, snow coming on Monday :roll:
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 27-02-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 968
Posted By Alan1
My pair both appeared from hibernation today...

My pair both appeared from hibernation today without any encouragement. The were both sitting basking in the greenhouse. Amazing how they both just pop up on the same day after 5 and a half months....
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 23-02-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 968
Posted By Alan1
Another 14c day today. It actually made 17c...

Another 14c day today. It actually made 17c yesterday and in Aberdeenshire it was the warmest temperature ever recorded in Scotland for a February day, 18. something c
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 22-02-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 968
Posted By Alan1
We've had pretty mild temperatures for over a...

We've had pretty mild temperatures for over a week now, 12c yesterday and 14c forecast today but much warmer in the greenhouse of course if the sun is out. I had a look a while back in the tub of...
Forum: Feedback/Suggestions/Problems 20-02-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Alan1
Thanks, I will save that one

Thanks, I will save that one
Forum: Feedback/Suggestions/Problems 19-02-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Alan1
I think I deleted my account, it wasn't great...

I think I deleted my account, it wasn't great anyway with ads causing it to crash all the time, on mine at least.

Imgur isn't great either as the pics are huge, are there any free decent ones?
Forum: Feedback/Suggestions/Problems 19-02-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Alan1
I had Photobucket too but they turned it into a...

I had Photobucket too but they turned it into a pay only thing and closed everyone's free accounts
Forum: Feedback/Suggestions/Problems 18-02-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Alan1
It can only be done from image hosting sites such...

It can only be done from image hosting sites such as https://imgur.com/upload and maybe others like SmugMug, Flickr etc but the imgur one works because I've used it. It's free. You then need to post...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 708
Posted By Alan1
In Scotland it is and last July when I was up in...

In Scotland it is and last July when I was up in the highlands there was still snow lying in the shaded areas
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 708
Posted By Alan1
We've got it now but not much

We've got it now but not much
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