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Thread: Are Hibernaculums Neccessary for Frogs/Toads or is there an easier smaller alt?

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    pinksky is offline Germinator
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    Ermmmm... unfortunately, yes it is. Since yesterday, I found out that E. crispa is banned for sale since last year (my GC sold me this unbeknownst to me!). I've since got more and some hornwort that I've got from Freegle yesterday and shall be very careful in using this. If it needed disposing, it'll be killed off first (dried-out) and then in the compost bin.

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    mrbadexample is offline Cropper
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinksky View Post
    (my GC sold me this unbeknownst to me!).
    If it was a reputable garden centre then they may have substituted it for a different elodea species. It's remarkable how much you see for sale though.
    Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
    By singing-'Oh how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade,
    While better men than we go out and start their working lives
    At grubbing weeds from gravel paths with broken dinner-knives. ~ Rudyard Kipling

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    SarrissUK is offline Cropper
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    Elodea densa is good too It's not illegal to have elodea crispa in your pond though, as long as you don't let it spread.
    The ridiculous thing is though, that crispa is managed well by the cold in the winter in this country - it's not THAT invasive.
    Hornwort is great too, and if you find that it grows too fast when it gets warm and sunny, just pull some out and put on the composter

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