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  1. Water trays

    The majority of mine have been sitting outside in trays all winter, so have been frozen solid and the water levels have varied with the weather. Unless you have recently put them outside from inside somewhere, I wouldn’t worry. Cheers Steve
  2. Hi All!

    Hi Niki and welcome!! cheers steve
  3. Hi everyone

    Hi Steve and welcome. You have joined a great bunch of people with a knowledge base that will be able to answer almost anything’s no you need to know on CPs and Keith is right it becomes very addictive. cheers steve
  4. Venus fly traps frozen solid

    They should be fine, mineeoutside in the uk and go under 0C with the weather conditions and are fine, it’s the desiccating wind that does more damage. cheers steve
  5. Nice to meet you!

    Hello and welcome to the forums. cheers steve
  6. Does anyone keep their sarracenia outside?

    They can take some very low temps (mine have been down to minus 15 in the past) without too much detriment, however it’s frequent freeze thaw cycles that cause problems and freezing temps with desiccating winds effectively freeze drying the plant. Dryer is commonly said to be better than wet, although I have both conditions and the plants have been OK.
  7. Westland peat moss

    My few local suppliers seem to have changed over to Westland in the last twelve months, presumably there is a financial reason for doing so. Knowing the previous experiences of other growers and indeed myself I asked the question of Westland and got the following reply. So so in theory all is well. Cheers steve
  8. Hello from Madrid

    Hi Luz and welcome to a great hobby. if you need information on anything, don't be afraid to ask, there are many knowledgable people in the forums who will be happy to help. cheers steve
  9. Hi

    Hi Jluis and welcome to CPUK, a great place to learn virtually everything you need to know about carnivorous plants. cheers steve
  10. fungicide product ingredients

    I have used it on sarracenia without I'll effect.
  11. Hello!

    Hi Margot and welcome to the fascinating hobby, plenty of advice and recommendations to be found in here. good luck Steve
  12. Temperature for a VFT

    I've had them down to -15 or more outside with some cover over them. Not recommended though it takes them a long while to get going in spring. cheers steve
  13. HI

    Hi Pasquale and welcome to the forums cheers steve
  14. S. x moorei ‘Leah Wilkerson’ Hardy?

    I have had it in bogs outside for at least eight years without loss.
  15. VFT/LFSM Top Dressing & Winter Watering

    Ideally they require to be between 0-10C for dormancy and the media to be kept moist (damp) rather than wet. I wouldn't worry too much about the Sphagnum if it dies it will come back in spring, but you will probably find that it will be fine, it generally gets through winter well. Cheers Steve