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  1. 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
  2. Sarracenia peaches or exornata peaches

    Hi blocky A Sarracenia alata x purpurea will always be an exornata no matter which alata is crossed with which purpurea, like a flava x purpurea will always be a Catesbaei. but a cultivar is generally a designated plant and is generally described in the published description, as not to be reproduced by any other means other than division to maintain the individuality of the cultivar, so a designated description and plant type should exist. Even with a description you can get cock ups and multiple plants in circulation S. 'Evendine' being a case in point, leading to many different looking and genetically diverse clones having the same name. Confusing eh. There is no cultivar S. 'Peaches' registered at the ICPS as far as I can tell, however there do seem to be a lot on sale as cultivars, indicating that there has been some description and type published somewhere, possibly from the 1980s although what this is, where and exactly when I can't find, if anyone knows please let me know. So whether these are the genuine article 'Peaches', or some derivative of an exornata, or even some legacy of '"Peaches and Cream", which incidentally I have seen written in single and double quotation marks, but there is no cultivar of that name registered at the ICPS either, I am not sure. Welcome to the confusing world of Sarracenia Cheers Steve
  3. Sarracenia peaches or exornata peaches

    Sarracenia "Peaches" is listed in the ICPS as alata x purpurea and as such is an exornata, however apparently there was a Sarracenia 'Peaches' listed in the 1980s from Sarracenia Nurseries, which, if either you have is difficult to say. Hope that helps although I doubt it. cheers steve
  4. Advise needed.

    That sounds good. I do similar with my potted Sarracenias and put a wooden plug (skewer) in them occasionally to allow higher water levels or to compensate for when I am away for a few days or just to save watering them too frequently. Cheers Steve
  5. Advise needed.

    That sounds ideal! so long as the bath is plastic. Cheers Steve
  6. Hello from Estonia!

    Hi Cybele and welcome indeed to the forum, looks like quite a varied collection there. Cheers Steve
  7. Advise needed.

    Whilst they are bog plants, drainage plays a big part in the induction and introduction of oxygen into the soil during rainfall. Innundation of plants isnt in itself bad but prolonged submersion robs the roots of oxygen and can promote anaerobic conditions which can kill the plants, so drain holes below the growing length of the roots is a good idea and the bigger the pot the better. Cheers Steve
  8. Hi

    Hi Loon and welcome indeed Cheers Steve
  9. Some questions...

    Hi Mathijs You can purchase Sarracenia at any time of year but as you suggest probably spring is the best time. The age is against the seeds but if they have been dry and cool, you never know you may get some germinating. They dont t ake up much room, so give it a go. I have no experience with terrarium growing of Sarrcenia seeds, but have read that people grow them indoors under lights without dormancy for a couple of years to get maximum growth. Cheers Steve
  10. Spaghnum starting on peat

    Bottom and tops of the bogs. Cheers Steve
  11. Hi from South Yorkshire

    Welcome indeed to a hobby that I find requires more money and space than I have available, but it is certainly adictive. Cheers Steve
  12. Depends on its size , constitution and indeed how full the pitcher is. Cheers steve
  13. My unwell water is 230 p.p.m.
  14. What are you listening to right now?

    rain hammering down
  15. Auction 444 - Bundle of Sarracenia - 3 plants

    Put me down for £10.00