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    The last time I got in to the peat argument here, I was pilloried for it. As a flower show exhibitor I need to be well versed in this argument, especially when faced with a representative of the metropolitan let's drive a Prius and crap in the woods club; those who feel that as long as nothing falls within their own tunnel vision, then they'll save the planet by driving an electric car. Start asking where the electricity comes from, and you can see the tell-tale beads of sweat breaking out across their Nivea softened brows. I don't believe the sale of peat will end. Let's put things into perspective. Only a couple of percent of peat extracted is used in horticulture, nearly all of it is burnt in power stations (Ireland, Russia, China, Finland, Argentina etc.) Hold the line...Mr Sanctimonious who was looking down his nose at me for using peat only a few seconds ago, looks concerned. They didn't mention peat fired power stations in The Guardian? No, but he'll fight his corner anyway, he knows he's right, he always is, Cressida told him so. 'They don't burn peat' he says with a shake of his head and a knowing smile, though I can see a flicker of doubt on the next wave that threatens to wash him out to deeper waters. 'Are you carnivorous, like my friends here?' I ask, waving nonchalantly towards the botanical friends on my display. He looks confused at the Sarracenia, then back to me. 'No, why?' 'Well, I-I just wondered what you ate, and guessed vegetables were off the menu.' 'What the hell's that got to do with it?' he asks. Cressida touches his arm, perhaps for re-assurance that he has support against this troglodyte, perhaps to brush away a speck of gluten free muesli stuck like a barnacle to his arm. I go on. 'Well, as most of the peat used in UK horticulture goes into peat plugs for vegetable production, I assumed you boycotted eating vegetables.' That's got him, Cressida's now pulling at the arm. Before I have the chance to ask what car he drives, the amount of residual waste in his bin every two weeks which is sent to landfill, or indeed (as has been mentioned here), if he checks the ingredients of his weekly Waitrose shop for the presence of palm oil, he's gone, whisked away for a skinny organic lactose free latte to recover. I don't even get the chance to tell him to make sure he recycles the cup afterwards. My point is, peat is renewable, BUT before you choke on your tea, at such a pace as it should be considered finite. There are far, far, far bigger consumers of the stuff, and although we can all start small, the bigger picture is far more frightening. The palm oil issue being one of them. I argued this at one of our council meetings with a green party member. He wanted us to force our contractor to use a hot foam weed killer. Glastonbury town council had purchased one, and he was singing its praises as it uses no chemicals. It also doesn't work as it only kills the top growth, but that's another matter. When I asked what the foam was produced from, he replied 'it's just palm oil'. Well, there can't be too many nasty wicked members from my team, who could say they'd beaten a green at their own game. Suffice to say, we kicked the idea into the long grass. Whilst I agree that if we all club together we can achieve great things, when we're talking about a relatively tiny group of hobbyists, even if we all went peat free, it would I'm afraid achieve nothing. Unless we can lobby governments to close, rather than open peat fired power stations, nothing will change, and even if they did, what will they use instead, coal? Now that's another issue altogether. I endorse growers who want to go peat free, and good luck to them, but feel it's more a case of feeling good about ones actions, rather than making any tangible difference. Nigel HC
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    S. 'Ellie Wang' is one of the most unbelievable plants I've ever seen, photos taken 5/5/17:
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    Hey there, I thought it was time for me to introduce in this thread my new terrarium. It will be more 'techy' than 'planty', so if you are expecting mainly pictures of plants here, well, you'll be pretty disappointed. I started over 6 months ago with this new project, as I had to stop growing carnivorous plants and put away my former terrarium. I hope it will meet the same success as its elder brother. The previous one was already running with a RPi, but its use wasn't maxed out. Here we go, the result as it was a few weeks ago: Basically, it's a small terrarium (65x55x65) dedicated to grow highland carnivorous plants, but also, to answer my needs as a grower: autonomous, tailored set up with remote monitoring. Handy, transportable by one person, and good-looking (enough). Almost bearable in a living room, i.e, not giving away too quickly a vibe of 'eccentricity'. But behind the scene, it's a different kettle of fish. I bought the glass panes, and started to drill them. The holes will be used for aquarium tubing: Practising: Then starting with actual panes: Watering the area of interest: Then: The silicone used to joint the terrarium together: A bit messy: Top pane set up. I stuck the first rail for sliding panes. Wait of 24h. Then final jointing and installation of the through-tank connectors. 48h wait, and leak test : I built a small tank made of 2 cm styrofoam to contribute to insulate the cooled water from the outside of the terrarium. The aim was to prevent cold losses and reduce outside condensation on the window: Second profile rail drying: As a side note, the bottom profile rail is smaller than the top one, allowing easy removal of the sliding panes : Slicing off a gutter, so to make support for gratings : To water the plant wall, I set up a pierce hose on top of it: Stuck hose: Cheeky bubble: Same goes with the tree fern panels: I made a tank for the fogging system, as well as two shelves (one for the tank, one for the watercooling radiator): The shelves: Final test: Now, about the lighting system. In short, I wanted LEDs, as they have more opportunities for playing around. They can be dimmed and can have precise wavelengths. So it's possible to roughly mimic sunrise/sunset. I used several small ones instead of few big ones because I wanted passive cooling (silent installation), and not being forced to have fans running on top of big LEDs to have them cooled down. I bought MK-R LEDs and no-name ones (blue: 440-445, 430-435nm and red: 660nm), all powered around 4W. The MK-R as I received them: The first step is to mount the MK-R on their individual PCB: I spread solder paste on the PCB: I did reflow soldering, by making solder paste melt between the PCB and the LED. Information about the specifications on how to carry out this process can be found on the MK-R datasheet: Useful thermometer (there wasn't any LED on the pan at the time I took this picture): Then, I drilled and mounted some heatsinks together: I added some tin to make the connecting easy: Thermal paste and other tools: The beginning: (there was actually a mistake in this wiring at the time of the picture) Finally: White: Yellow: Red: Blue: Warm effect (morning): Winter-is-coming effect: A bit of an overkill, but in case, some fans to help the heatsinks dissipate the heat: How the lighting system is fixed. Inspired from aquarium hobby: Funny trick - how to adjust the height of the lighting system: The fusebox, when I was still tinkering with the RPi: The cooling system (below 13°C at night and no higher than 25°C during the day): The cooling unit: The connectors: The watercooling radiator: The heating system is based on a heating pad and a fan (that I also use for the fogging system, and all day long to promote air circulation): The fogging system, with classic mist makers: The watering system is composed of 4 nozzles: And a pump: And for the geeky part, the Raspberry Pi to rule them all. This is the micro-controller (small computer) which manages all the devices related to the terrarium. Good news, you can do almost everything you want. Bad news, the RPi won't program itself: I connected several sensors and other hardware resources to it. To have something neat, I designed a printed circuit board (PCB). Yep, the schematic is quite messy: Rendering this after milling (a friend of mine milled it for me): I soaked it into liquid tin: Then, components' supports: Tropicoat coating: In the end, more or less: A webcam on top of the terrarium: Which gives this kind of snapshot (I consider doing time-lapse, as soon as I don't have plastic bags on top of some plants. I removed them for the sake of the pictures): How to command the devices ? Using relays. I had some that I very recently replaced with wireless (radio/433 Mhz) ones. The emitter: The relay: A receiver (to copy radio signals, or for instance, coupled with a remote controller to switch off the terrarium): Family picture: And not-so-useful remote controllers, as everything is managed by the RPi. They bypass the RPi (as they send the same signals as the RPi do), so, I can turn on/off a device without having to use the RPi, and without tampering with the rules I set up. I just have to ensure that I put the device back in its original state after I'm done operating it. About coding, I had a first version which was working but far from being optimised. The crucial upgrade was made possible thanks to Clément Lefranc, who gave me his entire code. He is the one who takes the credit. Thanks to his gesture, I could start from a working base that I adapted to my own needs. As you might be assuming, I have developed a website to better introduce the terrarium. Almost finished with it, just left with a few things to correct. It will be more convenient to look up for any information related to the terrarium, as I'm afraid there are too many pictures on this topic. But in case of major update, I'll make sure to put the info into this topic as well, so that the gist is always presented here. That was all for the initial investment. Then, what is interesting is to watch how the plants will react to all this attention. Especially in the long run, as, when it comes to growing, that is the only thing which matters in my opinion. And the more it is complex, the more it's likely to break down somewhere. But I'll keep you updated. At least, the start is successfully completed: believe me, it could have not been so. I hope it might give ideas to some of you. Vince P.S: I still can't get my hand on the 'preview button'. Has it totally disappeared? Is there any way to have it back?
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    It's a good year for the plants, lots of sun here.
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    I love it when all the flowers open. Such amazing shapes and colours.
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    A few days ago it came to our attention that a CPUK member had stated they had a Sarracenia cultivar S. ‘Waccamaw’ (which happens to be a crossing between two S. flava var atropurpurea plants) illegally imported into Europe. This member was subsequently banned from CPUK. The reason for the ban was two-fold. Firstly, no Phytosanitary Certificate was obtained. Apart from being a legal requirement, these inspections are needed for international trading to prevent the spread of pests and diseases (such as the Sarracenia rhizome boring pest). Secondly, all Sarracenia species are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), with S. flava (and this was a flava) being listed under Appendix II. No export and import permits were obtained for this plant. The member admitted to it being smuggled in the mail. As a few members requested to be placed on a waiting list for this plant at the time, it is worth pointing out that it is not just the one plant that may be seized by the authorities and destroyed. The whole collection in which the plant resides can be seized, as can collections of people who have received a illegally traded piece. Please take a moment to think about that. Was it really worth that risk? CPUK has always taken a strong stance against illegal trading, whether a plant was removed from the wild or was reproduced by seed. The Carnivorous Plant Society has conservation at it’s very heart, and this also extends to hoping we can protect our territories from foreign pests and diseases. Let us all try to not give our hobby a bad name.
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    Just a year old seed grown Cephalotus Two People's Bay. The fastes growing seedling in the last 4 years I have ever grow with quite large pitchers compared to the other from the same batch. Will update this in the winter...
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    Nepenthes lowii (Gunung Trusmadi, Borneo)
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    Time for this to be read again I think!
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    Darlingtonia Californica That I got from Ben S free now looking good
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    Some photos of this year, I hope you like it. DSCN2858_zpsxcgk6dyz.jpg~original by frangelo54, su Flickr DSCN2832_zpsknh42enx.jpg~original by frangelo54, su Flickr DSCN2920_zpssivgokar by frangelo54, su Flickr DSCN2892_zpscrb3ivap.jpg~original by frangelo54, su Flickr DSCN2887_zpswlnu1d7x.jpg~original by frangelo54, su Flickr DSCN2949_zps6pxorfbz by frangelo54, su Flickr DSCN2957_zpsgmit0huy by frangelo54, su Flickr DSCN2861_zpspawivqmf by frangelo54, su Flickr DSCN2865_zpsohmrackz by frangelo54, su Flickr DSCN2777_zpso9jk9up1.jpg~original by frangelo54, su Flickr
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    I not know how to make,not a computerspecialist,i am glad i can post pics allready, The debbertiana and wat i have for esseriana above,i think the esseriana is spec Tolontonga moranensis Morelia Lloyd Wix moctezuma x colimensis moranensis Geurrero aphrodite
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    Hi everyone. I've built an interactive guide to Nepenthes species: https://www.carnivorousplants.co.uk/resources/nepenthes-interactive-guide/ It includes a lowland/highland temperature chart, and a species list which can be sorted by altitudinal range or alphabetically, as required. I've also created a hybrid calculator, which can estimate the ideal conditions for a hybrid based on its parents' habitats. Many thanks to Rob Cantley of BE for suggesting this feature. I hope other growers find this useful. I'm keen to update and improve it based on feedback - several people have suggested a 'sort by country/geography' feature for the species list, which I'm currently working on. Any other ideas, please just shout. Cheers, Tom
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    a new species of drosera has been discovered on a single mountaintop in eastern minas gerais, drosera magnifica, regarded as the largest new world sundew and one of the three largest sundews. it was recently discovered and identified through the popular social media network "facebook" detailed descriptions remarks on ecology habitat and distribution, conservation line drawings and comparison of related taxa d graminifolia and d spiralis can all be found on facebook. its big and beautiful and iucn red listed so it will at some point enter cultivation. congrats Fernando and nice one facebook. edit, info update grows up to 1.5 metres tall from base of the stem to tip of inflorescence, looks very similar to an oversized impossibly big d graminifolia. having seen in person on several occasions what is easily the biggest and healthiest d regia in cultivation anywhere I cannot wait to see what this plant is capable of. or as its being remarked on fb, "so I can finally grow something that will deal with the neighbours cat".
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    Visited Termonbarry today, had some trouble finding the sarracenia at first and only managed to find sphagnum and drosera rotundifolia. After some driving around and walking through the bog I managed to find a handful of sarracenia purpurea, I was actually quite surprised that I only found a dozen or so plants, and it didn't look like they'd be there for long. Less than 100 meters away the bog was being cut away and the soil around the purps was very dry and there were more dead dried up purps than nice healthy ones. And on top of that, most of the sphagnum moss was dead. Anyway, here are a few pictures, one or two more of the same plants following in a week or two.
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    My growrooms Highland phytotron (cold) - currently 21 degrees in the day, 13 at night Lowland phytotron (warm) - 25 degrees in the day, 23 at night Cold storage - winter dormancy of temperate zone plants, 3 degrees round the clock Pinguicula ‘Weser’, Tina and emarginata
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    Nepenthes spectabilis x ventricosa Nepenthes Miranda Nepenthes Linda Nepenthes villosa (Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo) Nepenthes macrophylla (Gunung Trusmadi, Borneo) Nepenthes argentii (Philippines) Nepenthes burkei Nepenthes ventricosa x hamata
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    Please excuse the image quality. I only had my phone handy. Typical is ahead of the game! Red ceph from Hampshire Baby ceph (2016 leaf pulled from Hummer's Europe) Triffid Albany Black Tank 2 Eden Black (was green a matter of a few days ago)
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    It's been a while since I posted pictures last time, so there's going to be a bigger batch this time. Mostly pure species. Here we go: Here's the popular and amongst the best H. neblinae clones out there. Good grower - currently slowly reaching 30cm in height but I'm sure it's capable of more. Amongst the best exappendiculata clones - how can you not love it for such a big bubbles? :) My very own baby of H. huberi - at such a young age having mature pitchers. I wonder how big it finally gets and I really hope it keeps vertical growth habit of lids - would be something unusual compared to all popular clones of this species.
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    Nepenthes spathulata x dubia Nepenthes benstonei (Bukit Bakar, Kelantan, Malaysia) Nepenthes ampullaria x rafflesiana. Nepenthes veitchii Golden Peristome Nepenthes ventricosa x rhombicaulis Nepenthes platychila Nepenthes robcantleyi Nepenthes pervillei
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    Nepenthes muluensis x lowii Nepenthes sibuyanensis x Lady Pauline, Nepenthes sibuyanensis x talangensis Nepenthes ventricosa x rhombicaulis Nepenthes ventricosa x rhombicaulis, Nepenthes sibuyanensis x talangensis Nepenthes sibuyanensis x talangensis Nepenthes Hookeriana Red Nepenthes sibuyanensis x Lady Pauline Nepenthes burbidgeae x platychila Nepenthes ampullaria Red Speckled Nepenthes spectabilis x ventricosa, Nepenthes ampullaria Nepenthes spectabilis x ventricosa Nepenthes Miranda Nepenthes Linda Nepenthes mirabilis var. echinostoma Nepenthes rafflesiana
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    Heliamphora ionasii (Ilu Tepui, Venezuela) Heliamphora nutans Heliamphora nutans (Roraima) Heliamphora spec. nov. Angasima Heliamphora xxx, bought from AW as Heliamphora heterodoxa (Gran Sabana) Heliamphora minor Heliamphora pulchella (Amuri Tepui, Venezuela) Heliamphora pulchella (Apacapa Tepui)
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    Continued photos from "foxy clump" Drosera intermedia and D. anglica Drosera intermedia Drosera anglica Drosera rotundifolia
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    Zawiad Lake - one of my favorite places of occurrence of carnivorous plants, is located about 10 km from my house and grow here all Polish sundews Lobelia dortmanna Small Zawiad Lake (otherwise known as the Black Zawiad) Eriophorum angustifolium Carex limosa Nuphar lutea Drosera rotundifolia Drosera anglica Drosera x obovata Drosera anglica
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    Scheuchzeria palustris Sphagnum Rhynchospora alba Oxycoccus palustris = Vaccinium oxycoccus Drosera anglica
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    Hi, The plant emerging from dormancy with shy flat leaves. I repotted the plant into bigger pot ready for the new growing season.
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    Dear CP growers, I am delighted to report some success in the cultivation of P. grandiflora. Please take some time to review the picture below. In 2012, I received seed and experienced a good rate of germination. Spurred on by the 'buttery', I purchased what must surely be a piece of fake tufa from the local aquarium specialist. It's a kind of chalk or Normandy stone that's been subject to water erosion. Pitted and knobbly, in short ideal material to stuff with a peat/clay mix and to semi-submerge in a bowl of rainwater. A few years later, and the seedlings have been transplanted into the moss. In 2015 or 2016 they flowered, and again this year too. What I like about this, is that here you have a stable and showable method of cultivating your hardy pings!!!
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    Very nice!!! Good job!!!! The typical is more black than Eden black and triffid Albany black... Really wonderful
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    Who can resist beer?
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    This is the latest pitcher in mine Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    You'll all laugh at this, but I've just seen how new pitchers are created. This is all new to me, so incredibly interesting and exciting. A flat leaf starts to create an enclosed open cylinder at one vertical edge. A hood begins to appear. Then, presumably, the new pitcher opens at the top. This hasn't happened with mine yet, but will soon, no doubt. You all know this, but I've never seen it before. Guy
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    Hi we are waiting for a date from Kew. I'll post the date as soon as I receive it. Dennis
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    Thanks for the advice. Seeds for D. californica, D. anglica, D. intermedia, P. grandiflora, P. vulgaris and S. purpurea ssp purpurea now ordered. Together with the seed germination guide. I'm sure people on the forum can give me excellent advice on seed germination, but it'll be good to have some printed stuff as well. This is all getting a bit out of hand! Today I bought another VFT and another Sarracenia from Homebase. A few short weeks ago I had one very sad little VFT which had just about made it through the winter. Now I have 11 plants. A tiny number compared to the dozens (or even hundreds) kept by most people, but we all have to start somewhere! Guy
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    Wonderful--my new member's pack arrived today. Thanks. Guy
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    Nepenthes sp. (Church Camp, Gunung Murud, Borneo, Malaysia) Nepenthes rigidifolia (Sumatra) Nepenthes aristolochioides Nepenthes ephippiata (Gunung Rajah, Borneo) Nepenthes x Trusmadiensis (N. lowii × N. macrophylla) (G. Trusmadi, Borneo) Nepenthes muluensis (Gunung Mulu, Borneo) Nepenthes talangensis x ventricosa Nepenthes palawanensis (Sultan Peak, Palawan, Philippines)
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    ‘who's ranting moronic political views now? It was the little people who fought wars in the past,our grandparents and their friends,who's guts and bravery made this country what it was.’ Of course many of our forebears demonstrated astonishing courage (and no short amount of ability) in previous wars- I’m not aware that any participant in this discussion has doubted this, nor given even the slightest hint of ingratitude for their sacrifices. I am, however, at a loss as to how you think that having had a grandparent who fought in one of the world wars is somehow a substitute for knowledge and expertise in respect of modern political, legal and economic matters. It is also rather simplistic to imply that it was solely the courage and general efforts of the ‘little people’ (your words, initially, not mine) that shaped modern Britain. Of course, they played a part, but, to be honest, the privileged economic, medical, military and democratic status of the UK in recent history is also, to a great degree, a result of a combination of factors such as a historically sound constitutional framework with an independent judiciary and checks and balances on executive powers, the ideas propagated by generations of brilliant thinkers, the fruits of the work of numerous exceptional scientists and industrialists and also, shamefully, the products of colonial exploitation and the transatlantic slave trade. ‘It is the greed and easy life these peoople that rise to political elite crave.’ That’s certainly true of some of them (and always has been and always will be), but it is rather a gross generalisation! ‘It is well documented the corruptness of EU officals.’ Yes, some corruption has been documented. It is also often argued (with some justification) that many EU officials may be overpaid. I don’t think that many people think that the EU is perfect, or that it ought not to be reformed. It is worth bearing in mind that corruption has also, on occasion, been exposed within UK politics (an obvious example being the fairly recent expenses scandal). Also, it should be noted that virtually all EU countries fare very well indeed in the Corruption Perceptions Index. In short, most of the evidence suggests that the EU is among of the least corrupt of world institutions. 'We need to step back from being goverened by germany and france,' It is precisely this sort of unfounded banality that is inflicting great damage to this country. Do you care to explain how on earth you think that membership of the EU leads to being ‘goverened [sic] by France and Germany’? As powerful member states, they do of course, possess some political clout (Germany more than France, for economic reasons), but in no way does this amount to governance! Do you have any comprehension of the roles played by the respective EU institutions in the Union’s law-making process? I’m sorry, but this really is a ridiculous statement. ‘keep our money at home and sort our country out,for people that live and work here.’ It is worth noting that many of the socially deprived areas which were strongly in favour of Brexit are net beneficiaries of EU funds. Unfortunately, these communities stand to suffer the greatest damage from Brexit. Certainly, a right wing populist UK government won’t help them or provide the infrastructure and resources necessary for them to help themselves. Of course, assuming one accepts the consensus amongst economists and leading industrialists, we all benefit greatly from EU membership in economic terms. Therefore, leaving is likely to greatly reduce the funds which are available to ‘sort our country out’. It is also notable that the EU has done a huge amount for ‘little people’, particularly, of course, in respect of employee and consumer rights. ‘when that is done we can start to look further afield at what we can do to help others,we need to help our own first.’ As I said, membership of the EU provides financial benefits to all; exit from the EU will inflict the greatest hardship upon the most needy. ‘the world is a bigger place then europe and there are far more oppertunities out there than just europe.’ But surely it is better to negotiate as part of an economically powerful bloc than alone (and from scratch, and with virtually no officials with any experience in negotiating trade deals)? The truth, as much as it may be difficult for some to stomach, is that there is no surer way to spurn the most favourable trading opportunities than to opt for a hard Brexit. Also, being as you’re so concerned about corruption, which countries that are less corrupt than the EU would you wish to be the UK’s partners in its new and glorious era of trade agreements? ‘get over losing a vote and get on with helping put our country right before everyone else’ I would not characterize it as a vote that I lost, rather as a vote that our country (especially our children and grandchildren) lost. You also have a peculiar view of the nature of democracy if you think that debate should cease upon the outcome of a vote. Moreover, a general election is about to be fought over… you guessed it, Brexit and its terms! The best way to help the country is to support, if not a reversal of the referendum, then as ‘soft’ a Brexit as possible! People and countries will still trade with us or we can go elsewhere,they can't afford to lose our custom. Yes, they are currently falling over themselves! The problem is that, essentially, we will need their custom more then they (in general, although it depends who ‘they’ are) need ours. Such inequality of bargaining power does not auger well for us! ada ‘One thing i will say about the 'EU', is it is essentially corrupt, undemocratic and heading more in that direction.’ As I mentioned above, the charges of corruption are overblown. As for the assertion that it is undemocratic, do you care to substantiate this claim? The law-making powers lie within the competence of the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. Perhaps the Commission’s power ought to be reduced somewhat, but it is simply inaccurate to say that the EU is undemocratic. Also, according to the Lisbon Treaty, the European Parliament's powers were increased, so it is absurd to suggest that the EU is becoming less democratic. ‘If you only consider economics, i would have preferred to stay in.’ You are a few steps ahead of Ada ‘if you consider corruption and lack of democracy, i would have preferred to exit. Nobody really knows if staying in or leaving was economically the right thing to do.’ I think that a few experts have a good idea as to whether it was economically the right thing to do… ‘Experts are just over-educated idiots with an opinion most of the time.’ This is impressive satire. Have you considered applying for a position as a journalist for Private Eye? On the off chance that this astonishing statement was made in earnest, not, why don’t you try the following: trust the methods of Icarus, rather than those of modern aviation experts, next time you wish to take to the air; resort to medieval quackery next time you get smallpox… actually, no need, because it was eradicated by experts; represent yourself in court should you happen to be accused of a serious offence; follow garden centre guidelines next time you acquire some nice new Nepenthes. ‘Even more so when you are dealing with economics.’ OK- if you are lucky enough to acquire a substantial inheritance, I trust that, should you wish to make an investment, you will seek advice from your mates in the pub rather than from anyone who has any clue about the financial sector. I do think its time we stopped moaning about it and just got on with it. Good grief! It’s the main issue in the forthcoming general election! The debate is not about to go away!
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    Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor (Midoxa) Heliamphora minor Heliamphora tatei (Cerro Duida) Heliamphora nutans Marsilea crenata Huperzia selago Heliamphora nutans Heliamphora exappendiculata (Amuri Tepui) Utricularia longifolia Heliamphora parva (Cerro Neblina) Heliamphora folliculata (Aparaman Tepui, Venezuela)
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    Spring 2017 :) Drosera regia Drosera x beleziana giant form Drosera rotundifolia Drosera capensis BK Drosera hamiltonii Sarracenia hybride Drosera nidiformis Drosera burmanii Drosera cuneifolia Drosera admirabilis
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    Well done mate, my Red River is just starting to open today. Nice pics..
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    To save starting another post, I have changed the original title. Some more images of my Disa Orchids, you will see with the first image how this orchid changes its colour as it matures compared to my first image above. Disa Kewensis Ann Disa Watsonii Bramley Disa Watsonii Candy Disa Watsonii Sandra Disa Red River
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    hemiepiphytica spec linz xhautil potosiensis sp Tonala(spec ANPA) ANPA C elizabethea naturecrossing agnata sethos esseriana crossing? moranensis San Felipe X johanna [
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    Eric ,a few pics from my greenhousse ,hope you can use them Cheers Will cyclosecta,plant can color also very blueisch
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    Hi there, first of all: Thanks for your likes and your kind words. The Neps and Helis still grow very well, as the night temps are still low enough. When summer realy starts, the'll slow down a bit,... but just a bit. So, here are some fresh pics of the plants: Enough for today, have fun, regards, Christian
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    The substrate is only alive Sphagnum moss, and is not drained. D. anglica is growing in water.
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    Peat bog beside the Żuromińskie Lake, near Stężyca Żuromińskie lake Peat bog Drosera rotundifolia