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    Nepenthes rafflesiana (Johor, Malaysia) Nepenthes platychila Nepenthes ampullaria Red Speckled Nepenthes sibuyanensis x merrilliana Nepenthes bicalcarata Nepenthes robcantleyi
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    Hello, i am happy to let you know, that we have put a section about the EEE online. You can find it on the homepage of our society: Homepage of the GFP There is an item called "EEE" where you can find some information about the EEE: So far there is a list of Hotels in Bonn as well as the programm online. We will hopefully update the lectures soon. We also hope to be able to start with the registration in some weeks. More information will follow. If there are any changes i will let you know via this thread. Regards, Christian
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    Nepenthes hamata
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    Great to hear you've got your money back, although it's a shame either way that the plants were sent off towards a certain death. I'm guessing PayPal are more likely to properly look into a case the higher the disputed amount. I'm still waiting for my Utricularia praelonga, David. Will you ever send it? It's only been about nine months...
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    Hi All. I'm cleaning my sarracenia seedlings, they're one year old. Many complex hybrids involving S. leucophylla. Seeds from Marek W.
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    Hello, I'll post what happened with my Cephalotus for those who have the same doubts that I had. At the end I let my plant bloom. The flower started to grow in February 2017. Then in May 2017 the flower looked like this: I daily self-pollinated the plant. In July 2017 I got 13 seeds and planted them newly collected. During August 2017 the main plant was very weak and without signs of growth, after this the main plant died superficially because it developed another three points of growth from the same rhizome. Actually in February 2018 the plant look like this: And what happened with the seeds? Actually 3 of 13 have germinated well after aproximately 7 months. Fortunately the plant survived and some seeds germinated successfully despite being a self pollination. Next time I'll try cross pollination with another cephalotus that I bought. Hope you like the post!
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    Hi Folks, today I want to start a Topic to introduce you to my collection (step by step). I am growing (beside some plants you must have in your collection) Sarracenia (150 clones) Aldrovanda (10 clones) Utricularia (aquatic and terrestrial) Drosera,... ... You have to stay tuned to see it by time. Here some Cepahlotus: I grow them in the greenhouse with a heating triggered below 3°C . Since I am more brave with respect to deep temperatures, they flower every year and they show colors I never have seen before! Giant form (got it three months ago): A typical form from the home depot: Hummer Giant German giant, .... ... still has to grow, I will lpush him this year with fertilizers. Stay tuned, my Sarracenias start to grow now. Peter!
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    Hi Dean, thank you. I do spend a lot of time in there, especially these last few weekends dividing and repotting. I can't wait to see everything in full growth again! Nepenthes rajah, Gunung Kinabalu S x Areolata showing a flower bud S. leucophylla var alba with a developing flower bud N. glabrata
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    Only one picture for now. Nepenthes lowii
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    Spotted [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hi Karsty I've had a good look at the one photo I can see on my PC now: they look like brevipalpus to me: I can make out clusters of oval reddish eggs, and the adults look like brevipalpus. The good news is that they spread very slowly from plant to plant so you may find you can control them fairly efficiently.
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    A lot of the US guys seem to prefer syringing it into pitchers, sarracenia seedlings in particular.
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    I bought this in Irland but I think you can get it also in the UK. I spray it over the Cephalotus.
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    Interestingly, I've now won a complaint against carnivoria.eu via PayPal and received a full refund. I recommend anyone whom carnivoria.eu tries to screw over to file a claim through PayPal because they don't tolerate illegal business practices.
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    I shall have more in the spring/summer. I have a number in progress! Nigel HC
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    I can't really remember where I read that, but something comparable was written in The Savage Garden: ''Some species of pings also have the power of movement. This is most often seen in species from temperate climates; it is almost entirely lacking in tropical forms. Over a period of a day or so, after the capture of substantial-size prey, the margins of the leaf, already upturned, may curve inward or over the precious food. This has nothing to do with capture but is believed to be helpful in preventing the digestive fluids from drooling off the leaf. Another possible explanation is that it helps prevent the victims from being washed away by the rain. Many butterworts can even ''dish'' their leaves under prey, giving their juices a convenient place to pool.'' http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq5440.html gives another explanation though: ''For the most part, there is no motion in the leaves. However, the leaves do often dimple slightly underneath captured prey, possibly to create a little pool of fluid to aid in digestion. Also, and especially on temperate species, the leaves roll up on the edges. A few theories have been proposed to explain this, and perhaps two of the most intriguing are that the leaves may be curling up to keep marauding ants from stealing the captured prey, or to create a kind of tubelike structure along the edges of the leaves so that capillary action spreads the nutrient-rich bug juices over a larger amount of leaf area, enhancing nutrient absorption.'' I guess science still isn't sure why they do this
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    Ah, so I can if I edit the first post. Just done so. Thanks again Karsty, what would I do without you.
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    Well done!! The plant is now good looking and You are father too!!!! I think this kind of posts with personal experiences are very useful for other growers!
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    The membership secretary has been away from home on a training course and is now catching up. Dennis
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    Sounds like a line from a song?
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    Wow. Are you sure it's not an alien smoking weed?
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    Drosera browniana (Hatter Hill, W. A.) Pinguicula gigantea `White Flower`
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    Beautiful! It's such a vigorous plant.
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    That seems unlikely, anything but the lightest rain would wash any ping leaf clean, ragardless of the raised edges. I think more likely it stops the digestive juices overflowing the leaf and wasting the nutrients (in dry weather).
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    Yay! I have a S. rubra ssp rubra sending out new pitchers already.
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    Very late, but if I remember correctly they do it to prevent prey from being flushed away when it rains
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    If you google "shamrock Irish moss peat suppliers" you should get a result from ' ernestdoepower.com' . They have a branch locater showing 2or 3 shops around your area. They do 120litres of shamrock for £7-50 but it's not back in stock until spring , I had to order mine in anyhow so give them a bell mate . cheers chris
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    One of my pulchella "Churi Tepui" flowered, nearly dwarfing the pitchers with the bloom, lol.
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    I may as well start a general thread instead of cluttering this section with posts for one pic at a time. My U. "Nüdlinger Flair" has flowered!
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    I have a single pot of cephalotus which I risk uncovered, there is another two pots which I moved to the cheap growhouse just in case. My uncovered one is amongst my sarra pots and so gets a little element of shelter from the taller pots around not much though. That plant has been outside for 3 winters now and is doing okay.
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    There are others. D. gracilis, gigantea and erythrogyne are some of those.
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    Growing from seed is a very slow process, why dont you start with a garden centre hybrid?
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    I've some Capensis, along with Sarracenia and Pinguicula Grandiflora that live outside all year round in a planter, they usually grow back from the roots in the spring. The Capensis, Bintata and Filiformis usually die down in my polytunnel over the winter and come back from the roots in the spring.
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    A prolonged freeze at -10 will kill binata. The issue is probably the roots freezing. If the day temps are warm and frost doesn’t penetrate the entire pot then they will be ok.
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    Hi Karsty, I think it counts yes. It is strictly speaking 'in' a polytunnel but there is a lot of out in. Very exposed location, they were with a couple of others testing for such things next to the vents that aren't there anymore, close to the door that isn't. I have emptied the hailstones out of the trays and picked them up after the wind blew them over. Put there because the foxes don't walk through it not for weather protection, would be more protected from the elements outside behind the tunnel! All seeds are in emergency tent shelters until I can recover the tunnel :) Hi Mwilko, just slow down over here by the sounds of it if you keep them in , either or. I want to try a couple of outdoor planters and one with a few capensis in, love them, we have some seeds to sow soon so hopefully we can try a trough of albas and a red form outside, I will try your methods for the first year as they will be young so thanks for saving me from fleece in advance! Yay!! Thanks Ordovic, another win recorded lol so I should see the one I felled again :) The other is happy though so I think here it is mainly how the plant is acclimatised and a bit of wind protection? One went to from my Sisters house windowsill to the tunnel in what was I admit a mean test of the plants regeneration capabilities but does seem to be true. I also have a madagascariensis out there..... maybe this should of been an adult plant first I will be more impressed if I see this again. Dean
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    I don't have any records of actual temperatures to share but in my experience, with the protection an unheated greenhouse provides against wind, torrential rain (or snow), animals, air frosts and the constant freeze-thaw, my VFTs and D. capensis cope perfectly well with being frozen solid in their pots, literally, for a few days most winters. Full grown D. capensis often lose some or all of their growth points over winter only to grow back strong from the roots or, more usually, from portions of stem above soil level before the end of winter. Similarly, D. madagascariensis dies off completely when things get frosty but reliably re-sprout from roots in spring. Even D. slackii will tolerate some light freezing (I bring them indoors if forecast is too arctic but haven't needed to this year and it's been cold enough for water to freeze in the greenhouse). Interestingly, Drosera verrucata seems to take the same conditions in it's stride, while D. binata lives but does not thrive, having to grow back from the roots each year. I provide no additional insulation nor are they kept particularly dry -still wet would be more accurate. So will definitely trial some spare VFT's on the outside of the glass next winter, in a sheltered position, just to see how far I can push them.
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    Wonderful plants! What mixture do you use for pinguicula? Only sand?
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    Ok, thats interesting to know. The planter was in a position last year where it would of got blasted by winds traveling between ours and next doors house. Does make sense that the cold of last winter may of weakened it and the wind then finished it off. I don't have much luck when it comes to VFTs and find Sarracenia and Drosera are easier to keep. Even growing them from seed. Aye D. capensis don't particularly like the cold as I've found with some seedlings that I left out in the cloche the other year due to losing their label and me thinking that they were D. intermedia. But D. capensis need a dormancy period or do they slow down with the drop in daylight hours?
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    Hi Karsty, I think we missed it to be honest down here, few chilly nights but nothing like the minus 12s etc being advertised on the tv, minus a couple at worst I think maybe for a night or two. Of all things we have one capensis inside after I chickened out, the other quite happy where it is so not just temp related, more my introduction to the cold I think as it had a warmer end to the year. Do have new traps emerging on the vfts and most sarracenia plants have signs of life too, mainly though I'm just slightly concerned the next lot of seeds that turn up will be starting life in the fridge if it's going to go and be spring now!
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    My understanding (based on my wife's experience as an artist) is that if you took the photo of the plant then you own the copyright. If you took a photo of Kew's own photo of the plant that may be considered to be making a reproduction of the original which would most likely be an infringement of any copyright, unless they had granted you permission to take it (for commercial purposes). To use someone elses photo you should get their permission first (they may or may not grant permission) and you should let them know that it will be used commercially. If you do get permission you could use it and would usually credit the photographer in the book. The key points are if you took it, you own it but you may still be able to use others photos if they grant permission. Clearly for a commercial venture you need to get this right so a bit of official legal advice might be worthwhile too. Good luck with your book.
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    Thank you Sadly not, it's looking a little poorly after entrusting watering duties and care to a someone else whilst I was on holiday and it's only just starting to pick up.
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    A close-up of the peristome of N. hamata
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    Hey there :) Its a long time ago, that I've post pictures of my plants here.... In this time some things have happened. Finally I get a new greenhouse last year. :) Since then the conditions for my Sarras are much better and I have more space for them! And after only a few months the plants have better colours, get bigger and bigger.... I'm happy. :) At first a few leucos: Mireks really nice hybrids... thanks a lot.. I love them purpurea: Some autumn mooreis: others And finally one of my first own Hybrids: S. x pink thing X x eva Best regards, Tim.
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    In Azores there are no references of cps. The sphagnum may have went there via birds or other explanation. Just in "Portugal Continental" not our islands you can found cps, like Pinguicula lusitanica, Pinguicula vulgaris, Drosophyllum lusitanicum, Drosera intermedia, Drosera rotundifolia, Utricularia australis, Utricularia gibba and Utricularia subulata (this one there are no recent references).
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    Recently got to visit Texas and got to see some Sarracenia growing wild, interesting the ground was relatively dry this time of year, although still damp. Also no peat to be seen anywhere, not sure what soil was but it had the consistency of china clay! Took loads of photos, here's a few.
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    Bonjour see here one P.poldinii in my calcareous wall now the leaves are more grenat jeff
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    Thanks for your emails. Yes, showing a cm-scale is possible, here it is (about 7 cm height):