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#1 Hellymack

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:26 PM

Hi All

 

We have finally finished George's place and wanted to share progress with you.

 

My husband has done a fantastic job.

 

George now has 10m x 1.5-2m garden, conservatory, insulated shed with light & heat.

 

I will be getting him up next saturday so he can start to enjoy it.

 

I have added limestone flour to the bed with the intention that the plants will take this in.

 

Let me know if you think I need to add anything else??

 

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Thanks for looking 

 

Helen



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:33 PM

Helen , that looks really good. You have certainly worked hard to provide George with a great enclosure. One thing I would say is as you are aware torts are great climbers and escape artists.... Just check George cannot get his legs up over the log boundary. I thought Tort Lodge was escape proof til the CCTV showed me one tort climbed on another to escape!!!! Have you ideas for plants.....x x hugs x x

#3 Hellymack

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 02:44 PM

Thanks Stella, 

 

The lowest point is 42cm - George's shell only measures 11.5cm so I think we will be ok for now, we have lined the log role with weed block fabric to prevent him from peeking through so this should also reduce the desire to climb.

 

I will be planting many things such as buddleja, hosta, hebe, aubritia, pansy, house leek, verbena - any excuse to buy more seeds!!

 

There are several weeds already growing out there, my husband not amused that I let the dandelions grow - I try to make sure that I pick the flowers off before they go to seed and take over the rest of the garden.

 

I try really hard to make sure that George only eats the things that he would have in the wild.

 

Helen



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:52 PM

It's a good area - I would make more hills and dips, more like their natural terrain as it help break up the sight line and make things more interesting too. Make some little caves and telly tubby hills, which he will sit on top of and use as a look out tower ;)



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:45 PM

Hi Helen,

your new enclosure looks great you've worked really hard on it, you could add a lot more things to it like large rocks, tunnels  and other thing's that George can climb over and go under etc, just to make it a bit more interesting for him. :)



#6 Hellymack

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:32 PM

Thanks for all advice its really coming in handy!!

 

Here is a tort's eye view of the accommodation

 

 

 

 

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:31 PM

Hi Helen,

George's new outdoor enclosure looks great. Well done to hubby and all concerned. It really looks marvellous. Congrats again. :)

Kind Regards

Freddy :D






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