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Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:35 AM
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Posted By sandy
I also have a well over grown hebe that needs...

I also have a well over grown hebe that needs replacing, but we have still not had any rain enough to even wet the ground. So it will have to wait. I will try and take cuttings as its pretty and the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 56
Posted By sandy
We are not so used to dry weather in my part of...

We are not so used to dry weather in my part of Kent this time of the year. We can have dry Summers but not so dry Springs.:0)
My plants dont know what to do:0)
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 56
Posted By sandy
Looks like we are all suffering, we had some...

Looks like we are all suffering, we had some really black clouds go over earlier but no rain:0(
Sad to say we need rain:0)
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 56
Posted By sandy
rain

We had a dribble of rain today:0(
We need it so badly here in Kent.
How are things where you are?
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 142
Posted By sandy
Same here Mary, although I have sold quite a lot...

Same here Mary, although I have sold quite a lot as I have reduced my chelonia:0)
Forum: Housing 23-05-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By sandy
If you have heat in the GH, and soil, you can let...

If you have heat in the GH, and soil, you can let her dig naturally into the soil for hibernation. As long as there is heat if temps drop below 5c. I have been hibernating my ibera this way for over...
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 15-05-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By sandy
I have kept ibera for over 40yrs, and bred them....

I have kept ibera for over 40yrs, and bred them. And have never had any problems with females together. I now still keep four females and one male.
Now males are a different kettle of fish:0) they...
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 15-05-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By sandy
If these are ibera, then I would say both are...

If these are ibera, then I would say both are female:0)
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 15-05-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By sandy
We need pictures of the tail end from the...

We need pictures of the tail end from the plastron underneath to be able to sex:0)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-05-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By sandy
When temps are too high all day, tortoises will...

When temps are too high all day, tortoises will hide away. All my adults at the moment are hiding as its really hot here outside at the moment. They will stay hidden until around three oclock when...
Forum: Pictures 09-05-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By sandy
If you posted pictures of the tail end...

If you posted pictures of the tail end underneath, we might be able to sex them for you:0)
If they are two males, then if you let them sort out who is alpha male (they will fight a little when its...
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 21-04-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By sandy
Mine dont eat it:0)

Mine dont eat it:0)
Forum: General Discussion 13-04-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By sandy
Happy Birthday Gordon, make the most of it:0)

Happy Birthday Gordon, make the most of it:0)
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 11-04-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By sandy
The top picture looks like a Horsfield:0) They...

The top picture looks like a Horsfield:0)
They do not need paperwork like hermans graecas or iberas do.
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 11-04-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By sandy
Tortoise need long nails at the back, especially...

Tortoise need long nails at the back, especially females. As they need them to dig nests.
In over 40yrs I have never had to trim tortoises nails, and I have had quite a few at one time or another....
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 09-04-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By sandy
I got rid of the incubator so cant now:0) Mine...

I got rid of the incubator so cant now:0)
Mine still lay regularly but mostly in the lawn:0)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 09-04-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By sandy
I have not incubated eggs for the last five years...

I have not incubated eggs for the last five years or more:0(
Forum: Feedback/Suggestions/Problems 08-04-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By sandy
I thought at first it might be a local name for a...

I thought at first it might be a local name for a flower:0)
Forum: Feedback/Suggestions/Problems 08-04-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By sandy
Lavatera and mallow are different plants but from...

Lavatera and mallow are different plants but from the same family:0)
I have no idea what candies are sorry:0(

I just though it might be a typo and should have said dandies:0)
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By sandy
Happy Birthday Suze, enjoy the lovely weather...

Happy Birthday Suze, enjoy the lovely weather while you can:0)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 03-04-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By sandy
I used the spray, but both work:0)

I used the spray, but both work:0)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 03-04-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By sandy
Never put cream on flaking shells:0) Diluted F...

Never put cream on flaking shells:0)
Diluted F 10 or diluted betadine to stop any bacteria setting in under flaking shells is all you need.
And only now and again:0)
Forum: Pictures 01-04-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By sandy
Thats odd Mary, as I have them growing like...

Thats odd Mary, as I have them growing like weeds:0)
I have not had to sow seeds sowthistle for the last couple of years. I do let a couple go to seed which must help.:0)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 01-04-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,635
Posted By sandy
I moved the brick covering the hole for mine to...

I moved the brick covering the hole for mine to come out, and my male came charging out. The females still under the lights:0)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 31-03-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,635
Posted By sandy
We had several flurries of snow on Sunday,...

We had several flurries of snow on Sunday, thankfully not enough to lay, but it was bitter cold:0(
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