Craigb302 wrote:I usually hibernate them using an exo terra reptile incubator keeping the temperature around 8'c for 10 /12 weeks
Ah.OK. If that works for you, then that's fine. I'd recommend a slightly lower temperature, mind. 5*C is recommended as the best temperature, at which there's almost no movement (attempts to dig up/down etc) and therefore minimum weight loss.
i was going to keep their tortoise tables for autumn winter times its more for the spring summer they will be outside
Yes, that makes sense.It's certainly what I do. I'm a little bit further north than you (in North Northumberland). I've got three out in the GH just now, but the present dip in temperatures might cause me to bring them in again, or to install their basking lamps (currently hanging above their indoor enclosure) out there. It isn't Mediterranean spring here quite yet, it seems!
I have considered a greenhouse/ cold-frame. I was just mainly looking for ideas at the minute as to what other people in the region are doing.
Yes. I'm always interested in other people's set-ups too - especially if, like us, they live in the north. Our season is so much more limited than that of those in the south!