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  1. Dionaea summer problems.

    What brand of peat?
  2. Sarracenia growing in pure sphagnum

    Yes, you can pot up bare rhizome with no roots at all and it'll grow back. The supposed big thing about Japanese Knotweed is that it'll regrow from a tiny bit of rhizome, but so do a lot of plants, including sarracenia. How much light is your plant getting though? It looks a bit light starved
  3. Just been to Aldi and they have 210 litre waterbutts for £19.99 if anyone's interested.
  4. I think it was one of the earliest man made hybrids and so was given a latin name just because someone happened to create it. Presumably it looks similar to catesbaei, possibly even like 'Vogel' with the psittacina genes. It should be pretty easy to create if anyone had a catesbaei purpurea backcross, but I don't think there's much appetite in creating it because I doubt it'll result in spectacular plants.
  5. My venus wont close :/

    Don't use boiled water. Rainwater or distilled only.
  6. My venus wont close :/

    It hasn't got any fresh 2018 traps by the looks of it. Wait a few weeks and it should be good to go.
  7. Bell Jars

    Back in the day I had a few VFTs on a windowsill and they did well. I had to move them to a relative's greenhouse in winter for dormancy though
  8. Winter wetness

    It's the risk of botrytis in the stagnant air of a greenhouse. You can keep them as wet as you like outside in winter in moving air.
  9. Bell Jars

    The bell jar will cut out the amount of light because it'll have to travel through an extra pane of glass. You'll also increase the chance of problems because of the stagnant air. I'd keep them as they are.
  10. Water trays

    They're fine being frozen solid, and they'll still be blocks of ice whether in or out of water (if the weather is cold enough). We only keep them damp in winter to avoid botrytis developing in the dark and damp still air. Outside you can keep them permanently in water. Anyway, this weekend doesn't look too bad. Just cool and wet, and a light frost Thursday night. There isn't a Beast 3 on the way.
  11. Seller, rhizome divisions and no roots...

    No loose roots in the packaging? Presumably it has a grow point?
  12. The beast from the east

    They'll be happier in the greenhouse because they won't be affected by the drying wind. A lot of us lost plenty of plants in 2010. It got down to -13 to -15C, so I suspect the more sensitive sarracenia have a lower limit of -12ish.
  13. Venus fly traps frozen solid

    Don't bring them in to thaw. They'll turn to mush.
  14. Maxsea fertilizer 16-16-16

    A lot of the US guys seem to prefer syringing it into pitchers, sarracenia seedlings in particular.