mark funnell

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About mark funnell

  • Birthday 03/26/1986

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    Downhill mountain biking, bmx flatland and of course carnivorous plants.

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  1. Sickly Drosera

    Cant see the pics. Mine are potted up in peat-perlite mix and do just fine.
  2. Filiformis not doing well....

    Like it down your way. Not so scenic down here in brighton. With your filiformis, I would keep it just damp now, no standing water. When the temperature start to drop further pop it back in the greenhouse for protection. Mine have to live outside, my filiformis survived last winter out there no probs.
  3. Filiformis not doing well....

    Like it down your way. Not so scenic down here in brighton. With your filiformis, I would keep it just damp now, no standing water. When the temperature start to drop further pop it back in the greenhouse for protection. Mine have to live outside, my filiformis survived last winter out there no probs.
  4. Filiformis not doing well....

    Hi, are you in the UK? All of my temperate sundews have pretty much formed a hibernacula. Apart from the beleziana at the mo. They live permanently in the elements outside. Had quite a few chilly days here this September so they went to bed early.
  5. Ptaah's Heliamphora collection

    WOW. Really great examples of these wonderful plants. They look so happy in your conditions! Thanks for sharing Maciej. look forward to seeing the next sales list!!
  6. queensland sundew

    Been growing Prolifera since winter last year. My conditions in the shed are not ideal in for them especially that temps can reach up to 38c sometimes when it's been a heat wave over here in the UK. To keep mine alive I have a high water level like half way up the pot to help with humidity. No domes for these ones, they seem pretty tough considering my neglect. Sorry for your loss.
  7. Grumpy Graomogolensis

    Hi David. I also was at the conference and bought the same plant. Hate to give bad news but im sure yours will end up like mine.... I had been growing in the same conditions like yours also. Looking at your pictures mine looked just the same. For about a month it looked like it had settled down with a big cluster of new leaves unfurling but only a few weeks ago it finally died. I even took a few leaf cuttings but as they never had any dew on them they never did strike. This little dude seemed doomed from the start. Hope yours pulls through but being this long seems unlikely. Good luck!!
  8. My plants

    Great plants and pictures there gringo! They look very healthy. I'm currently trying to grow drosera solaris. They are in 50/50 peat sand mix. Trying to work out why this species doesn't want to establish in my conditions. my roraimae look just like yours. i keep my solaris right next to them. I cant work out whats going wrong. Is very odd. Cheers
  9. Tepui drosera

    Thanks for the info. Would buy some but its quite expensive with the postage on top which ive just found out. Buying small amounts of the sphag is not really ideal cost wise. Think i'll stick to my peat/sand mix for the time being then see how it goes. Hopefully the solaris will take off as my roraimae has in my mix. Cheers tho matt
  10. Tepui drosera

    Hi sundewmatt, yea your right i read somewhere about their natural habitat reaches a max of 26c. Have some more solaris on the way. My temps are much better in my grow tent now so hopefully they will establish this time for the winter approaching. Then they will harden up for the summer temps next year hopefully then grow in a semi sheltered spot in the garden in the peak of summer.
  11. Growing South American Drosera: Peat or Sphagnum?

    Ive tried horti sand but had bad results like you experienced. I also use the same Unipac quartz sand now. So far im rather happy with it. Haven't experienced any build up on the top layer like using perlite for example. My roraimae loves it to. Only started growing Tepui sundews withing the last few months. Was pleased to find something decent to start my new growings.
  12. Growing South American Drosera: Peat or Sphagnum?

    To true. I wash mine up to 20 times with tap water till the water is non cloudy. Then flush a further 3 times with rain water.
  13. Tepui drosera

    I also am having trouble with solaris, This is my first year with south American sundews. I keep mine in a shed with t5 lights and a fan for hot and cold times. Think the solaris couldn't handle the hot temps we had in the uk wile establishing in the new media and conditions. Weirdly my roraimae and others are doing well.
  14. Drosera anglica is it dead

    How strange, have you had them long?Mine have formed a resting bud for the winter. I keep them standing in water all summer then they are kept moist during the winter. They are outside all year.