Richard Bunn

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About Richard Bunn

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    Killeagh, Co. Cork, Ireland
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    Carnivorous plants, weird plants, classical music, not eating chocolate.

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  1. Richard Bunn

    Psittacina advice, please

    I would use a wider tray. You need the lobster traps to be in the water. The plant gets quite submerged.
  2. Richard Bunn

    Ramblings in the neighbourhood II

    Wow. Thanks for sharing these photos.
  3. Richard Bunn

    Where's my rain?

    Then providing you test the tds I'd say give it a go and run an experiment. All it's gonna cost is the electric to boil the kettle.
  4. Richard Bunn

    Drosera Magnifica In Cultivation

    That's great @Marcel van den Broek . Wonderful to think that this species may never be poached. Looking forward to that CPN article when it's published.
  5. Richard Bunn

    Drosera Magnifica In Cultivation

    Thanks @Marcel van den Broek Does that mean the seedlings shouldn't yet be offered for sale? Just wondering why we know of one commercial grower who's selling them already, and one who is planning to in the near future. Not trying to stir the pot here, just wondering what you mean by "finding things out"?
  6. Richard Bunn

    Hi people

    Welcome to CPUK. Browse the forum and keep reading and learning. Best wishes.
  7. Richard Bunn

    Where's my rain?

    I'm fairly certain that if you boil the water then what you are doing is reducing the amount of water rather than the hardness as it does not evaporate. The old fishkeeping adage of 'the only solution to pollution is dilution' applies. Concentrating it will make it worse as what you will be removing is pure water. I have found, however that freshly poured tapwater has a higher TDS than that which has been left to stand overnight. The chlorine (not chloramine) having evaporated.
  8. This plant really is fantastic. I always envy Darlingtonia growers who can grow them outside and get them to flower. For me, I had a plant outside for years and it always got a little smaller each year and ALWAYS aborted it's flower buds when they were just forming. Perhaps I just had a crap clone. Anyone else experienced this? I find it really bizarre because there's a naturalised population thriving in my country in a bog way further north than me. Nowadays (since last year) I have four plants that I grow under the benches in the greenhouse under the Sarracenia. They flowered for me the first time and are looking the best I've ever had Darlintonia look for me. I'm not quite so envious of everyone else's Cobras nowadays, with the exception of the outdoor growers.
  9. Richard Bunn

    Drosera Magnifica In Cultivation

    I'll mention it to @Sheila Little
  10. Richard Bunn

    Maxsea ratios

    I've never suffered any consequence at all from doing it via spraying. No root burn. I don't flush the pots from above at all. I have far too many plants to use the syringe technique. I agree regarding a TDS pen. Although, if you're flushing the pots while they're in the trays then that will run out of the pot into the tray and will eventually be taken back up into the soil via water from the tray. So flushing if constantly on the tray method seems a fruitless exercise. IMO.
  11. Richard Bunn

    Chelsea 2018 photos

    *happy dance*
  12. Richard Bunn

    Maxsea ratios

    Maxsea 1/2 tsp per 3.8L water (1 US gallon) sprayed until it starts to drip/run, during the growing season once or twice a month.
  13. Richard Bunn

    Psittacina advice, please

    Bare root among the moss.
  14. Richard Bunn

    Where's my rain?

    My butts dried out a couple of weeks ago. Luckily my water supply is my own well that has a low TDS (unusual for a well) so I just filled them again from that. I don't like doing it when seeds are involved but it's the best I can do.