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  1. Alfred Nimmo

    You can't believe the gall of some people. It's probably little consolation but thank you for flagging up this name, at least others will be able to see this. Wasn't there someone else who tried scamming plants out of people for nothing a while ago?
  2. Orchid Id

    Sometime ago I was at Kew and under a few trees there was this beauty. I recognise it but cannot for the life of me place the name. Anyone know?
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  7. Krzysio's Nepenthes

    Beautiful plants, I love dipping into this thread. Your pictures are very clear and show the traits of the plants well. Does the maxima mini stay very mini? Or does it start to get big in time.
  8. That buzzing is a constant sound in my garden around the sarra's, hoverflies make a lot of noise but houseflies seem louder and "angrier".
  9. Flys

    I divided and potted my darlingtonia into a nice big container this year and not long after I noticed a procession of ants all over it. This was before the new growth and pitchers were up, they were going into the left over stumps of the cut off old pitchers and feeding on the left over insect carcasses. Fast forward a couple of weeks, the new pitchers were open and the ants had disappeared...
  10. Flys

    Late last year I went out to tge garden to potter about with my plants when I thought "what is that ***** smell!?". Tracked it down to my largest darlingtonia, biggest two pitchers in particular. It was so bad and the pitchers were started to die back already so they both had to go. They were rammed solid with so many bugs.
  11. Flys

    Loads of bugs around here, one of my leuco's set a new record. Pitcher opened last night, fully unfolded this morning, when i got home from work full to the top with buzzing hoverflies. To the point where new additions could just climb back out. Funny to see certain bugs having certain preferences, at least in my garden, flower beetles love the flavas and anything with a copper top really. Hoverflies straight to the leucos and moorei's and houseflies will go to anything but my oreophilas always seem to be mostly full of them.
  12. £325 - a new record?

    Yes, I've seen some pictures of it looking great but the lip deformity seems inconsistent and I would guess that you probably get a few iffy looking pitchers amongst the stunners. Also I honestly didn't believe it was that rare.
  13. £325 - a new record?

    This made me laugh the most
  14. got to be the most effective flytrap in my collection

    Thats a great looking plant, I've never minded seeing them smothered in bugs. I think it's satisfying to see them working so well plus the boost it gives to their growth.
  15. Any idea of ID

    I would say that s xswaniana is what it reminded me of straight away. But to be honest, if it didn't come with any ID and especially if it came from a garden centre, then you can't say for sure whats in it. The only thing to do is just call it sarracenia hybrid.