Terrariums! Any love for them?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
I have been trying to make my own terrarium.
Anyone got any tips on plant choice and the best kind of jars for them?

Would love to give my friends a terrarium for christmas! Save some money on presents haha
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  • RichyRichRichyRich Forumite
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    `We made a load of Christmas terraria! Absolute nightmare to find cork topped jars of an appropriate size. We ended up in IKEA. But you can get "proper" terrarium jars in TK Maxx, and Mason style jars (where you can crack it open a little bit for ventilation) from from Home Bargains. You can get activated charcoal in the pet shop (it's in the bird section - apparently you give it to parrots to aid digestion - who knew?) and of course you can get aquarium gravel there too.You can also get stones and sand in IKEA. By the time we bought all the gear, it'd have been cheaper to buy presents...
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    I bought a ready done one from Peony and love it.


    It is primarily greenery with an orchid in it and for xmas I have dressed it with rice lights.
  • MysteryMeMysteryMe Forumite
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    RichyRich wrote: »
    You can get activated charcoal in the pet shop (it's in the bird section - apparently you give it to parrots to aid digestion - who knew?)

    Not me and I've kept parrots for 25 odd years! How strange. I used to put activated carbon in aquarium filters.
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