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  1. Plantsman89's Plants

    Hi, I bet your in there gawping for hours! Great plants thanks for posting, the last photo has just saved me a year of wondering. I managed to get one just at the end of the season so of course it has sat there trimmed and bare all winter, great to know that next winter has this as part of it, thanks, Dean
  2. Sarracenia Alata seed germinating

    Good luck with them Keith, look forward to photos....... :)
  3. 2018's Sarracinia sowing

    Thanks Keith, all seed areas good rest not so lol, although chickens would stress me out at the moment! You mate sounds good and green houses in summer even better, hope you get it sorted, proper luxury in life to have space like that :) Thanks Ordovic, yeah I think so, ten types of pickle and a swim somewhere?! All good, enough space this year to look after everything properly and need a new place to live anyway. Good to hear you will be checking out there progress, will be running with these for a while and will value the input, cheers
  4. Hi everyone

    Hi Naz, hope you have trained him better now :) happy growing, Dean
  5. HELLO FROM " HUELVA"

    Hello Huelva! be good to see some of your plants :), happy growing , Dean
  6. 2018's Sarracinia sowing

    Hi all, the first batch of seeds have been sown here, if you have a few years to spare I would like to share J Have concentrated mainly on Leucophylla and Moorei hybrids to start with, tried to get a reasonably diverse bunch but at the same time where possible I have tried to find a few similar as well. I would of liked to have seen more Oreophila, Alata, Rubra and Flava (etc etc etc lol) looking down this list but I have a few within these and will try to find more. Anyway there are 4000 seeds, no lights, no feeding and no staying warm for the first winter - although they will be protected. Outside in tents in the poly to protect against weather and birds etc but lifted when possible. These are as large as I could make them for air volume and movement, all have ventilation as there is no plastic on the base just slats or mesh and as the tunnel is a state air movement is good. First were sown on the 9th of Jan the latest on the 30th, all in straight peat moss in whatever suits the seed count and using untreated rainwater. So we started with ebay last year and Chris Crow at Sarracenia nurseries offering 1500 open pollinated seeds for not a lot. Bumble bees and Karma are part of life so combined with a couple of photos of crammed glasshouses it’s an adventure not to be missed and we have high hopes for nature’s randomness! Marked S1 and all sowed much thicker as there is plenty of them. Next was Cedric’s ebay listings, I bought a WWK from him so I really wanted to choose a couple of crosses to go with that, after a while I manage to choose a few to go with them. I realise I may struggle to demonstrate this but this has been an exercise of restraint all round, would have been easy to choose a few more but very fortunate to have the following here and cannot wait for them to give us a glimpse. SL69 S. Leucophylla Stocky white top, Citronelle, AL, (PW) L02 MK x SXM18 S.x Moorei Wilkerson's white knight North Walton Country, Florida SXM30 S.x Moorei Very large, Norman Parker (H92, MK) x SXM18 S.x Moorei Wilkerson's white knight North Walton Country, Florida SXM18 S.x Moorei Wilkerson's white knight North Walton Country, Florida x SL51 S. Leucophylla Burgundy Red & White, Phil Sheridan (L57, MK) SL25 S. Leucophylla pink lip, Appalachicola National Forest x SL79 S. Leucophylla Red & white, large form. Ian Salter, 2006, (L87, MK) SL74 S. Leucophylla Perdido, AL. Green & white top, W, (SM), (L45, MK) x SXM61 S.x Moorei Timothy King SL13 S. Leucophylla large pink lipped, Apalachicola W, (PW) (L18, MK) x SXM54 S.x Moorei Conecuh, Covington Co. AL SL16 S. Leucophylla Cronus (Titan tm), Botanique (L47, MK) x SL62 S. Leucophylla purple lips (Phil Faulisi) SL69 S. Leucophylla Stocky white top, Citronelle, AL, (PW) L02 MK x (SX131 S. Leucophylla x Oreophila, Karen will USA) Then I saw Olivier’s (Olive84) trades, same again lol and I hope there will be a plant or two one day soon as well but for now some seeds. More Leuco and Moorei but also some Flava along with a tiny tad of Oreophila. S. Leucophylla Dave Taylor Clone Pink x S. x Moorei Adrian Slack (S. Flava Giant fluorescent green x Flava Rugelii Giant (F18 MK), (OBF1)) x (S. Flava Tall x Flava Cuprea Intense (OBF3)) S. x Rudolf II x (S. Leucophylla Pink lip x S.x Moorei Wilkerson's red) S. Leucophylla Hot Pink Selection (L48A MK) x (S.x Moorei Wilkerson's White Knight x S.x Moorei Wilkerson's Red, clone 1 (OBH3)) S. Leucophylla Red Neck x S. Flava Goldie S. x Moorei Red Sumatra, Botanique Nurseries, USA (H45 MK) x (S. Flava var. atropurpurea x S. Flava var. rubricorpora (SFX12 CA)) S. Leucophylla Baldwin Co,W, (MS) (L20a,MK) x (S. Flava Giant fluorescent green x Flava Rugelii Giant (F18 MK), (OBF1)) (S. Oreophila de Kalb co.al, w (05-MK) x S.x Moorei Wilkerson's white knight, clone 1 (OBH4)) x Leucophylla "Bocaza", Red & White, Giant form, Ian Salter, (L87 MK) S. Leucophylla Helmuth's Delight OP (C. Klein seeds) (OBH5) x S.x Giant Cotton (OBH7) S. x Moorei Leah Wilkerson x S. Leucophylla Bocaza, Red & White, Giant form, Ian Salter, (L87 MK) (S. Oreophila de Kalb co.al, w (05-MK) x S.x Moorei Wilkerson's White Knight, clone 1 (OBH4)) x (S.x Moorei Wilkerson's White Knight x S.x Moorei Wilkerson's red, clone 1 (OBH3)) I should not of looked at the trades section again really but I did and I saw Jens (Pokie22) post, I couldn’t help but want some. Another few hours wrestling but I am very pleased to have here the following and I’m sure that a few interesting plants will be amongst these. S. x Moorei Berry Pastry x S. x Moorei Saurus S. x Moorei Berry Pastry x S. x Moorei Adrian Slack S. x Moorei Leah Wilkerson x S. x Moorei Royal Ruby (S. x Moorei Leah Wilkerson x S. Leucophylla hot pink (PF)) x S. x Moorei Saurus S. x Moorei “Purple Sparks” x S. x Moorei Adrian Slack S. x Moorei “Purple Sparks” x S. x Moorei Saurus (S. x Moorei Alucard x S. Alata Black throat (PF)) x S. x Moorei Leah Wilkerson (S. x Moorei Alucard x S. Alata Black throat (PF)) x S. x Moorei “Super heavy Vein” Whilst on my travels trying to find out about a few of the above I came across Jerry Addington next. I love the AF plants so I could not resist a few crosses involving those, looks like a good few years of work has gone into them so really pleased to be able to have these here as well. Have a few HCW’s and some Flava Ornata to try also which I am equally excited about! Also as a bonus included was the Oreophila cross which I really hope to see, sounds great and makes me feel better after whittling over a hundred choices down to ten. [(S. Jonesii AF x S. Minor giant) x S. x Moorei Green Monster] x S. x Moorei Green Monster [S. x Moorei Green Monster x (S. Jonesii AF x S. Leucophylla AF)] x (S. Purpurea heterophylla x S. x Moorei Green Monster) [S. x Moorei Green Monster x (S. Jonesii AF x S. Leucophylla AF)] F2 [S. x Moorei Green Monster x (S. Jonesii AF x S.Leucophylla AF)] x S. x Moorei Green Monster S. Leucophylla HCW clone A x S. Leucophylla HCW clone F S. Leucophylla HCW clone E x S. Leucophylla HCW clone F S Leucophylla HCW clone H x S. Leucophylla HCW clone F S. Flava ornata (Phil's stud) x selfed S. Flava ornata Improved black veins x S. Flava ornata "Phil's stud" S. Flava ornata Improved black veins x S. Flava ornata giant S. Oreophila UCD (? I think, I’m sure JA knows but I can’t read it!) red throat x S. Oreophila ornata That made it two for France and two for the US now and I can spot a good excuse a mile away, another UK based source was needed. I looked around and from ebay seller pinkbetty2010 (is on here too I think) there was a bunch together and I liked the sound of all of them, lots of great plants involved and a whole set in itself really so I thought why not and lots more carefully labelled packets turned up. S x Moorei Brooks hybrid x S. Flava var atropurpurea Don Schnell clone MK F124 S. Leucophylla all red x S. Flava var ornata MK F88 solid red throat with diffused veins around neck, Apalachicola National Forest S. Flava var ornata MK F88 Solid red throat with diffused veins around neck, Apalachicola National Forest x S. x moorei Adrian Slack MK H113 S. Leucophylla Deer park Washington County Alabama L04, SL38 x S. Flava var rubricorpora MK F234 Apalachicola National Forest S. Leucophylla L07 x S. Flava var rubricorpora MK F234 Apalachicola National Forest (S. x Flava Red tube x S. Alata Red tube (All red) MK H26) X (ipX44b x ipF19 (S. Leucophylla x S. Flava var. cuprea) x S. Flava var. flava - Red Lip & Throat) S. x Moorei Adrian Slack MK H113 x S. Leucophylla Titan (Cronus) S. Leucophylla citronelle x S. Flava atropurpurea Giant Robust red tube S. Flava var ornata Mike Brooks clone x S. Leucophylla Titan (Cronus) S. Leucophylla Titan (Cronus) x S. Flava atropurpurea Giant Robust red tube S. Leucophylla MK L48B Hot pink selections 2 Botanique x S. x Moorei Adrian Slack MK H113 S. x Dana’s Delight MK H109 X S. x Moorei Adrian Slack MK H113 (S. Leucophylla White Top x S. Leucophylla Antho 3) X S. Flava var atropurpurea Don Schnell clone MK F124 (S. Leucophylla giant pink lip x S. Leucophylla giant purple and white) X S. Flava var ornata MK F88 Solid red throat with diffused veins around neck, Apalachicola National Forest [ipX44b x ipF19 (S. Leucophylla x S. Flava var. cuprea) x S. Flava var. flava – Red Lip & Throat] X Sarracenia Laughing wizard ipX33 x ipF88 (S. x Moorei Brooks hybrid orange clone x S. Flava var. ornata – Apalachicola National Forest) X S. x Moorei Adrian Slack MK H113 S. Flava var atropurpurea MK F174 Marston Exotics x S. Leucophylla Titan (Cronus) I will keep checking them three times a day lol and I’ll put up any progress here. My aim basically is to have a bunch of seedlings to take to mature plants and everything that goes with that so I will take some photos along the way. Results wise if I have one decent plant, you know good colour and form etc, that I like from each cross then massive win, 10 would be from the whole lot but it is more than that. It is just having a bunch to enjoy, observe and learn from. Here’s a couple of photos showing some containers of peat. More exciting things to follow soon I hope J Dean
  7. CP windows/iPad Apps

    Hi Keith, I'm interested to see what answers you get, I chuck all info I have on excel and find it can do all I need it to do. I am just recording / analysing information though, I do not actively monitor any data. Dean
  8. Hardiness of Carnivorous Plants

    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
  9. Hardiness of Carnivorous Plants

    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!
  10. Sowing Sarracenia Leucophylla

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  11. Sowing Sarracenia Leucophylla

    Hi Andrea, have some going too so thanks for posting, as Keith says be good to compare and see some others experiences. Have you had them in the fridge before? Do you plan to go for feeding and skipping their first winter? I have gone old school too Keith and they are cold and wet outside, will be a while before we see them, I think maybe we will see Andreas seedlings first and I must just think that it is good that they will take some time as I do need to find a permanent home for them to live in! Happy growing both
  12. Our Sarracenia haul for the year

    There have been a few late arrivals, Could not resist a few from HannahRs trades, first trade on here and really pleased to have the following with us, first a lovely S. Flava var. Atropurpurea, Blackwater, this is the first mature Sarracenia I set my eyes on so over the moon to have this plant. Then two Leucos, 'Schnell's Ghost' and L43 Leuco Pink Upper Tube, both stunners and really happy we are a bit more Leuco round here, three types of happy thank you Hannah J Onwards we have Cedric, I have just sourced from the uk really so far so of course I want to source from further a field too and I feel a big part of horticulture is experiencing and seeing what growers are up too around the world, I wanted to start with our French friends what with being able to see them with a trampoline and some binoculars. First an S.x Moorei Wilkerson's White knight, North Walton Country, Florida. A beautiful plant and I could not resist, I wrestle, I lose. Added to keep it company on the journey and my first Rugeii was a Flava var. Rugelii anthocyanin-free, I like green and the af’s! Cedric must of thought these may be lonely still and very kindly added an S. Flava var. ornata very fine heavy veins, Green Swamp, NC, our first ornata too. Thank you Cedric J Then we got ourselves into a bit more of a pickle, we saw some seeds from Cedric as well so this is much more exciting for us! I have to confess we have a few to sow already but these could not be ignored, I missed out on one cross with SL79 but got the others we were after. Wanted to save a few years with some WWK crosses so went for some of those and we love our Leucos so had to choose a few of those too. SL69 S. leucophylla -- Stocky white top,Citronelle,AL,(PW) L02 MK x SXM18 S.x Moorei -- Wilkerson's white knight SXM30 S.x Moorei -- Very large, Norman Parker(H92,MK) x SXM18 S.x Moorei -- Wilkerson's white knight SXM18 S.x Moorei -- Wilkerson's white knight x SL51 S. leucophylla -- Burgundy’Red & White SL25 S. leucophylla -- pink lip, Appalachicola National Forest x SL79 S. leucophylla -- Red & white, large form. Ian Salter, 2006, (L87,MK) SL74 S. leucophylla -- Perdido, AL. Green & white top, W, (SM), (L45,MK) x SXM61 S.x Moorei -- “Timothy King” SL13 S. leucophylla -- large pink lipped,Apalachicola x SXM54 S.x Moorei -- "Conecuh, Covington Co. AL SL16 S. leucophylla -- 'Cronus' (Titan tm) x SL62 S. leucophylla -- "purple lips" (Phil Faulisi) SL69 S. leucophylla -- Stocky white top,Citronelle,AL,(PW) L02 MK x SX131 S. leucophylla x oreophila, Karen will usa Supposed to be 25 seeds of each and that would be a few trays full but thanks to Cedrics generosity I think we have to allow eight trays which means much more pickle all round. It also means double the chances of finding a nice one or two and just a very exciting bunch of lottery tickets basically. Very excited to see what the world has for us there, not so much in the hunt for an individual but more the story and the surprise and just being able to witness the natural diversity, it might all end in the compost bin but it might end in a few unique plants too! So we have a few here now settling in ready for the new growing season and we definitely have our first years seeds, already I am thinking more water butts… Dean
  13. Our first year with VFTs

    Hello France and Manchester :) Thank you Lucien but yes as Alexis says I think I am safe with the source here and the standard I have potted on using just peat so that would be my own fault already! The others I was going to let grown on next season as they are happy in the pot at the moment. I have some seeds to sow so when I have some more I will try a peat / sand mix, be nice to see any differences between media. Thanks both, Dean
  14. Report of my spore germination experiment

    Thanks so much for posting Koen, I have been having a read of a few threads in this area (can't post on them all lol) and it has provided much food for thought, I will get some responsibly sourced material and have a play in the new year, added to the ferns and random pile :) Dean
  15. Tuberous sundews 2017/2018

    Beautiful beautiful plants Lutz, you must be so proud of those! Thanks for sharing, will try to find a little tuberous friend next year to live with us :) Dean