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  1. D. regia black leave tips

    I used to think regia was sensitive to high temperatures, now i'm not so sure. Mine spent last summer getting baked in a south facing conservatory where it gets full sun all day, it's coming back into full growth now we're getting some sunny days (even if it is freezing outside). Conventional wisdom also suggests regia likes a drier soil than other Drosera - I disagree, mine is very thirsty and stands in water permanently through the summer. For sure i agree that a large, tall pot is a necessity the roots are really long, in a fairly open potting mix with plenty of perlite.
  2. I’ve also used it on sarracenia with no problems, on occasion have applied it to Cephs and drosera too.
  3. Dimitri Gaunie

    I had the same problem and had to register a dispute with PayPal to get my money back. Suggest you do the same. I've noticed his website is working again, not the way to treat your customers
  4. Eden Black Seedlings

    After a slow start mine are looking good, I'll gladly try to take a leaf or pitcher cutting off red rocket for you in the spring
  5. Seed sowing

    Sow mine in the autumn now, seem to get earlier germination that way
  6. Beware of carnivoria.eu

    I can only agree, never had any problems with Carnivoria, plants are always healthy and a good size. Will happily order from them again
  7. Dimitri Gaunie

    Cancel that, he continues to ignore my emails about my order. Really wouldn't advise anyone to order from this guy...
  8. Erin Irish Moss Peat

    Just started using a bag of this myself, it looks OK good colour and texture
  9. Drosera rotundifolia late flowering?

    Been a while since I grew rotundifolia but they look like winter resting buds as the plant goes into dormancy
  10. If you want to split it you will need to let it go dormant so it needs to go in the greenhouse. I'd leave it now until spring.
  11. GH Vent Auto Openers

    I don't use auto openers as I'm always worried about strong winds catching wide open windows and causing some serious damage. Opening the door is rarely sufficient, even in winter, you really need some forced ventilation i.e. fans to circulate the air to keep mould at bay
  12. Cephs Sudden Death Syndrome ? and General Qu

    They're best left alone as much as possible as they don't always react well to being repotted and can 'sulk' for a while. As you've already repotted once I think I'd leave it. If you feel you must then the dormant period is ideal, make sure to take cuttings in case the worst happens
  13. Likewise - my leucos and leuco hybrids are still going strong. It's worth cutting back the older pitchers to promote air flow around the base of the plants to prevent mould
  14. Dimitri Gaunie

    I had an email from him today, he has been away on holiday
  15. Drosera madagascariensis

    They're not that fast growing but need to be kept warm to get them big, I've had them go close to 30cm stood on a south facing windowsill all year round. They do start to look untidy at that size so I periodically cut them back to the base and they reshoot quite vigorously. Currently at 15cm and flowering like mad