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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,896

    http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/iwg/wildlife-homes/AmphibianHibernaculum.pdf

    I'm a little concerned about the hibernaculum made using the grow bag - it could become totally waterlogged which would not be good.  If using this method I'd recommend making several good slits in the bottom of the growbag to avoid it becoming a sump.

    Damp is good, totally waterlogged could be tragic.image


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,422

    I agree, it wouldn't take long for a growbag to be full of water, or to freeze solid afterwards



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,844

    I wondered about that too. Would have thought just putting a good layer of compost on soil and then covering etc would have been well enough insulated but cool and damp. With the amount of rainfall we normally get here they'd need a raft by December!

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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