Simon Eyre

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  1. Simon Eyre

    Hello and I'm back from New Zealand!

    It was good to meet you Michael. If you are ever back down this way you will always be welcome
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  3. Simon Eyre

    New book

    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. Simon Eyre

    Id please

    I too have both Rebecca Soper and sanguinea. I would also say your plant is a Rebecca Soper
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    Heliamphora from seed: old school and new school . . .

    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
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    Good seed supplier?

    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. Simon Eyre

    Genlisea under the microscope

    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. Simon Eyre

    Overwintering in greenhouse- S. American & tuberous?

    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.
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    Overwintering in greenhouse- S. American & tuberous?

    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. Simon Eyre

    P.x Weser

    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. Simon Eyre

    Auction 353 - Pinguicula laueana seed

    £3.50 (assuming it is ok for me to bid)
  13. Simon Eyre

    Auction 353 - Pinguicula laueana seed

    £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. Simon Eyre

    The CPS (UK) December Newsletter

    Thanks a lot Dennis. I'll just need to be patient Cheers Simon
  15. Simon Eyre

    The CPS (UK) December Newsletter

    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