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  2. Sowing Sarracenia Leucophylla

    Seeds from Aldebardan: 40: S. leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’, clone 1 x S. leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’, clone E 43: S. leucophylla, yellow flower Russel Road L14MK x S. leucophylla, red stripe throat SL61 47: S. leucophylla ‘Cronus’ /“Titan” L47MK x S. leucophylla “Bulbosa” 63: S. leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’, clone 1 x self Seeds from Frangelo: Paolo: 12P - LL…. 04 ( L14 pw x L02 MK) X Leucophylla Hurricane Creek White
  3. Hey guys, In early May I will be holidaying in the Peak District and hopefully doing many hikes, so I'm naturally curious if anyone knows of any confirmed locations of Carnivorous plants in the area (native and/or introduced)? (I'm looking at you @Hannahraptor!) I see there are deep blanket bogs especially to the north in the high peaks so expect there to be sundews about and probably pinguicula around streams and wet waterfalls. Also seen reference online to some introduced Sarracenia but not sure where and if that was historic. Anyone can PM me direct if they prefer not to publicise any locations.
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  5. EEE 2018 in Bonn

    Only a reminder. There are a few hotel rooms left.+++ Registration for the EEE is now open!! +++This year, the EEE will take place from Fr. 29.06. until Su. 01.07. at the botanical garden in Bonn.We are happy to inform you, that the registration fo the event is now open. You can find some more detailed information here: http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php… Also, we put up some pages with some information regarding the program as well as other interesting stuff on the homepage of the GFP. Program : https://www.carnivoren.org/eee/event/ Excursion : https://www.carnivoren.org/eee/excursion/ Lectures : https://www.carnivoren.org/eee/lectures/ List of hotels : https://www.carnivoren.org/eee/hotels/ Most importantly, here is the link to the registration form: https://www.carnivoren.org/eee/registration/ We are looking forward to seeing you in Bonn! Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to write an Email to eee@carnivoren.org Regards, Christian, Alexander, Marcus
  6. Change in weather by Saturday

    Gone all cold again
  7. Second batch of pitchers in N. ?ventricosa

    Thanks all
  8. Second batch of pitchers in N. ?ventricosa

    Yes, when they are small and erect they produce pitchers... if You stake the bigger and drooping one, it will produce pitchers too... good luck;-)
  9. Second batch of pitchers in N. ?ventricosa

    I'll repot and stake it then, thanks. It is the shorter, erect, stem that is forming pitchers, not the longer, drooping one
  10. Hi Mike, i am coming too :) Just booked the flight and hotel. I'm very looking forward to see your collection in springtime in your new house. I'm still looking for special Darlingtonia (location forms) clones and highland Nepenthes of Borneo, so please contact me for it, if anyone of you can bring interesting species :)
  11. Second batch of pitchers in N. ?ventricosa

    Good point. I used a grow light before but it broke. From that moment i noticed my ventrata only pitchers in the summer too. So light is important too for this one. I open my window every night, so my night temp is 10-12 C and day temps about 20C. In the summer I have to be a bit more careful, puting my plants in the shade. We just had a hot week, so I put my N. Louisa outside (its over 1m high, i can't move it in the shade in my room that easy). Unfortunately i picked the wrong spot and the leaves got sunburn. It is recovering and starting to form pitchers to my surprise. N. ventrata and N. Louisa are my hybrids. I notice hybrids grow faster and form pitchers more easily. My N. hamata and N. rajah are still a bit small and unimpressive, but I will see if i can update some photos. I'll get back to that, maybe in a different topic
  12. T8 & Power led

    What do you think about its application in pinguiculas: t8 & power led high power ....
  13. Second batch of pitchers in N. ?ventricosa

    Hey Tropicat , So you really have a 10C difference between day and night temperatures on your windowsill? That's a lot! I tried growing a Nepenthes rajah in my flat for the last 18 months, and it never seemed to get happy. I would often put it outside at night inside a fish tank terrarium. In the end I sold it on to visee who has a greenhouse with highland conditions. Can you post photos of your rajah? I'm sure we would all be fascinated! Karsty.
  14. Last chance saloon!

    Ah yes, sorry for a spasm of laziness! I also hate using my RO unit. Most of the time I can take rainwater from my parents' water butts, or from a local downpipe. I just have to think of it as using water to wash water.
  15. Last chance saloon!

    All that info is in my previous posts Karsty.... My ro unit doesn't get much use and us still like new, last time I checked it was still producing close to zero ppm. It's an expensive/ wasteful way of producing water though and only gets used during a drought!
  16. Sarracenia growing in pure sphagnum

    Lol just discovered your own post years ago, so guess it’ll survive then
  17. Last chance saloon!

    I don't know what the dissolved solids tolerance for VFTs is. But it's worth bringing into consideration what the rain flows through or over before going into your water butt? The dissolved solids coming out of my RO unit is 5ppm! What is the pH of your rainwater? Of the water coming out of the pots? You can easily measure this with bits of this kind of thing - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/80-pH-1-14-Universal-Full-Range-Litmus-Test-Paper-Strips-Tester-Indicator-Urine/401352771909?epid=1662970780&hash=item5d727d4945:g:KkEAAOSwGGlaotaG What is the right kind of ppm for VFTs?
  18. Sarracenia growing in pure sphagnum

    But you’re certain it will recover providing its soil is kept moist but not clogged? Have just been tugging at it to check it still has roots and there are some as it wasn’t just pulling out the soil easily.
  19. Sarracenia growing in pure sphagnum

    The reason the new pitchers are all curved over right now is because it has transplant shock, but that should clear by the weekend- have cut back the dead pitchers and am keeping it well watered. It was necessary to transplant it because it’s prone to white spot mildew and in the vase it came in it was a chore to pick away at any low lying pitchers which had gone white. Still, with watering and some sun the roots should recover and the transplant shock end.
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  21. My venus wont close :/

    I have no idea. It started on a small Nepenthes "sanguinea" (from Holland by the looks of it). I did a bit or research and it does seem to be a low-lying pest in this country. The signs were there - there appeared in high humidity (75%), did not produce any web, and they multiplied slowly. They also looked like Brevipalpus under a magnifier. I bought a colony pack of Ambyselius to eat them away about a month ago, but so far it has not worked.
  22. Leviathan

    It surprised me how big bids were on the last one.
  23. My venus wont close :/

    How did the plants get this? Not supposed to be in this country from what I've just read up about it
  24. Dionaea summer problems.

    We are both using Shamrock Irish moss peat. I planted some up in it last year just around dormancy, the others I have done recently when changing to tall pots.. cheers chris
  25. Dionaea summer problems.

    What brand of peat?
  26. Leviathan

    Wowsers, it'll be a long wait till it gets to my budget ! 120cm + is a cracking height though, my best last year was around 90cm.
  27. Last chance saloon!

    It's an idea mate but I have over a hundred pots which would take forever, I've measured the tds of the water coming out of a flooded pot and it's well within tolerance at around 64ppm.... I have just done a tds test and results were: water butt= 54ppm water trays that plants are stood in = 64ppm water butt water mixed with 70/30 peat and perlite= 130 to 150ppm would this last reading be something to be concerned about or is it simply measuring more ' dissolved solids' due to the media being added ? . I've never used sand in my mix, purely due to so many reports of it containing unwanted additives. my plants were originally all topped with sphagnum, more so I couldn't see the ugly peat and perlite mix. In the latest repotting attempt I've used pure peat for the top inch of the media. Cheers chris
  28. Dionaea summer problems.

    I have just done a tds test and results were: water butt= 54ppm water trays that plants are stood in = 64ppm water butt water mixed with 70/30 peat and perlite= 130 to 150ppm would this last reading be something to be concerned about or is it simply measuring more ' dissolved solids' due to the media being added ? . I've never used sand in my mix, purely due to so many reports of it containing unwanted additives. my plants were originally all topped with sphagnum, more so I couldn't see the ugly peat and perlite mix. In the latest repotting attempt I've used pure peat for the top inch of the media. Cheers chris
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