Keith

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  1. Keith

    Hello from Spain!

    Hi Fernando, welcome .
  2. Keith

    Solar Fans

    Just a little add to this thread. The small 10w panel was not beefy enough to power the fan and trickle the battery (12v). I invested in a new 100w panel and deep cycle battery for my camper van trips. This is more than enough to keep both fans going and power two bottle top misters 24/7. So I got to thinking what else could run from 12v power? At the moment I am researching better misters and some lighting and maybe a heating pad.
  3. Keith

    Solar Fans

    Just a little add to this thread. The small 10w panel was not beefy enough to power the fan and trickle the battery (12v). I invested in a new 100w panel and deep cycle battery for my camper van trips. This is more than enough to keep both fans going and power two bottle top misters 24/7. So I got to thinking what else could run from 12v power? At the moment I am researching better misters and some lighting and maybe a heating pad.
  4. I managed to get a book of his a couple of years ago and this planted a seed. Yes, he will always be truly inspirational, and, like other great people, will never be forgotten. It may be of interest to know that Paul (P&J carnivorous Plants, Hereford.) continues Mr. Slacks work in Hereford, having taken over Marston Exotics several years ago. I met Paul and his wife at his open day a couple of weeks ago, and, within minutes, it was obvious that his depth of knowledge and enthusiasm was vast. He also keeps a national Sarracenia collection, and other carnivorous plants, many of which he inherited from Mr. Slack and which he has subsequently cultivated. Thank you Mr. Slack, and to all others who add to our knowledge on a daily basis.
  5. Lynda Butt......what a little beauty, I have to try and obtain one....Thank you for your reply.
  6. Does such a thing exist??? Does anyone have any ideas on this topic???
  7. Keith

    Solar Fans

    How you getting on with the fan Robert? I got a good deal on two 7" fans from China (3 week wait). One I run from USB on a car jump starter, the other waiting for a solar panel with MPPT controller ,again from China, including 7" fan for £21 free post.
  8. Keith

    A grow Sphagnum pdf guide

    As a start to growing my own I found this pdf from a search. Thought it might be useful to others (if it has not already been posted). http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/bbs/Resources/Fletcher.pdf
  9. Hi Gustavo, Great looking plants and photo's, thank you. Could you tell me the name of the Sarracenia in the third picture on the right hand side please?
  10. Keith

    Vitax Irish peat

    I moved from Westland brand to Shamrock last year and all plants very healthy and growing well now. I left a small outside bog planter in Westland and they ain't happy, all twisted and stunted ( but did get -8 in the winter.). I bought a collection of VFT's (including a couple of garden centre rescues) and replanted into Shamrock. All recovered and are now growing well, especially the rescued two.
  11. Keith

    Carnivores in the backyard

    Thanks for posting mate, great pics. Stunning Colour and shape with U. leptoplectra. Good bit of growing info as well...Keep 'em comming
  12. Keith

    Tallest Sarracenia flower

    Currently at 32 inches (~81cm) and has outgrown last years pitchers.
  13. Keith

    Greenhouse May 2018

    Great photo's matey. Is that Goldie I e'spied in there???
  14. Keith

    Does anyone keep their sarracenia outside?

    Thanks for the trials info Chimaera. Harro, your plants look well ahead of mine. They did get to -8 but all survived and are starting to push up Flower stalks and pitchers.
  15. Keith

    Hola

    Hola maestro cebra. Bienvenidos al foro. Espero que tengas un gran éxito con tu crecimiento. Algunas fotos serían agradables