Simon Eyre

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  1. It was good to meet you Michael. If you are ever back down this way you will always be welcome
  2. Here is a YouTube link to the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuenicZi3zg&list=UUqbFWAfeuLgn8m81rUL4ghQ
  3. My unsigned copy arrived from Book Depository last Friday. It's a really nice update from the last edition, my copy of which is well read to say the least :-)
  4. I too have both Rebecca Soper and sanguinea. I would also say your plant is a Rebecca Soper
  5. Great photo. It will be good to see how they develop. I'm hoping to have seed from a nutans that I have pollinated soon and it would be great to see how well they go outside of T/C
  6. Hi I have imported seeds from a couple of places. The first, and most obvious if you are a CPS member, is from the CPS in the UK. Everything I had from the seed bank there was good. Another good place to try is Triffid Nurseries in the UK. I had a few Drosera seeds from them a few years ago that did well too. I'm guessing the NZ import requirements are similar to those for the West Island and I had no problems with bringing the seed in from either place
  7. What a great video. Thanks for sharing
  8. Hi Martin. My suggestion would be to look on TradeMe, the New Zealand equivalent of Ebay. There are a few sellers on there who sell good quality carnivorous plants. Otherwise hopefully some of the growers in the north of the North Island may be able to suggest a nursery or two for you. I hope you find what you are looking for Simon
  9. Sorry I misread that bit. Mine get bright sun from about 10 am until about 3 pm during winter. The rest of the day their position is fairly shaded. They are doing really well, so I would have thought a greenhouse in a British winter should be ok.
  10. Hi Although we are a bit warmer here, I grow my tuberous sundews outside. We go down about as low as 3 or 4 degrees and only get a upto about half a dozen frosts a year and they do fine. So I would have thought that they should do well in there. We had one of our heavier frosts a couple of days ago and they are still growing more than happily enough. Cheers Simon
  11. Hi Personally I wouldn't worry too much. I have some pings that do the same. It seems to make no difference if they were seed grown, from leaf pullings or from T/C. In fact I have a seed grown laueana that grows 6 months out from the rest of my plants, yet in the same pot are 3 other laueana that grow to the correct season. What causes it I have no idea but so far it hasn't hurt the plant, in fact it is one of my best growing plants. Go figure
  12. £3.50 (assuming it is ok for me to bid)
  13. £2.50 I assume I can place a bid as we can legally import the seed of this species into New Zealand. If not please remove my bid
  14. Thanks a lot Dennis. I'll just need to be patient Cheers Simon
  15. Hi Dennis I hope you had a good Christmas. For those of us who are E members do you know when the latest news letter will be available from the website? As I, and I'm sure others are looking forward to reading it Have a great New Year Cheers Simon