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Hyla arborea

pollywog

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First of all the greenhouse will have to have a hard base to stop anything burrowing out. You can do this by either laying slabs or by putting down fine galvanised mesh underneath whatever substrate you choose to use.
If you don't want to use turf I would recommend top soil and moss as a substrate, you can get a plant from your local garden centre called "none of your business" that is a very good hardy ground covering fern / moss.
 

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The plant "mind your own business" is from the Genus Soleirolia.
Here's a link: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/54039/
The Miscanthus grasses are tall and spectacular, and a Fatsia japonica, a tropical looking large leaf plant with huge glossy palmate leaves, is perfect for a shady "jungle" effect.
 
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Finally got round to getting my greenhouse up. I still have to put in some big plants for the Hyla. I have stocked the pond with daphnia and elodea and a few other plants to get the cycle going and hope to get some new occupants soon. I am going to introduce my Bombina veriagata next week.
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This is the hibernacula it goes underground also.
 
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killian

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Did some planting in the greenhouse over the weekend also bought a few climbers passion flower etc to give the tree frogs some cover in the top part of the house.
 
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william

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it looks good, you could try a water lily in the pond area... you could also try this plant called russian vine, it grows really quickly for the summer and then dies back for the winter...
 
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killian

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Thanks for the suggestions William, the pond is fairly shallow so really rules out water liilies. I have passion flower in there which is very nice and should do well in the greenhouse. It too grows quite quickly.

I will post more pictures as it matures.
 
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william

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you can get the dwarf varities that are breed specially for water butts. also you could try agapanthus for an exotic summer talking piece
 
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adam

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I keep and breed H. arborea in a greenhouse, i like New Zealand Flax, Vitis vinifera and Ficus benjamina (eurasian fig). There is also a colony of midwife toads at north anston nr, sheffield. They have persisted there for many years pretty much undisturbed. If that is of any interest to any of you.
 
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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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