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  1. Hi guys

    Hi David Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll find loads of useful information on the site and meet many experienced and knowledgeable growers. I'm guessing they're all busy potting in the greenhouse at the moment, which is why you haven't had any replies...they're usually pretty friendly.. Phil
  2. Granite Grit

    To confirm the bag says" lime free washed quartzite grit". The product is sold as RHS but also carries the Kelkay logo. Phil
  3. Granite Grit

    I've used RHS potting grit from Homebase, about £4 for a reasonable sized sack, I'm not a geologist, but it looks like crushed granite to me. If it wasn't so dark/ cold/ like a quagmire I'd go down the garden and check what it says on the sack . Hope this helps Phil
  4. Some recent orchids

    I fear any additional excuses to spend time in the greenhouse could end in divorce.
  5. Some recent orchids

    Oh, to have a heated greenhouse again...
  6. Some recent orchids

    Love the dendrobiums, what are they? My favourite used to be chrysotoxum.
  7. Sarracenia 'Ellie Wang'

    Just had a look at s. Elaine Wang and for my money Ellie Wang looks superior in every way ( though perhaps the lid looks larger on Elaine, or is that because the pitcher opening is larger on Ellie?). That said, both are incredible. Phil
  8. Sarracenia seeds v Sarracenia Hybrid seeds

    Also, like Ada was saying, selfing intensifies the genes, and is common practice in many types of plant breeding, I remember seeing a particularly fine Leah Wilkerson x self, so don't ditch all your crosses, just be ready to be selective when picking the seedlings out to grow on.
  9. Sarracenia seeds v Sarracenia Hybrid seeds

    I've only grown sarracenia for a couple of years, but I was lucky enough to try some seeds in my first year and I can highly recommend it as being incredibly rewarding, not just creating something from scratch but to see the variation amongst the same seed. Definitely persist Delta, whatever the seed, you will not regret it (unless you find you rapidly run out of space and have to build another greenhouse to accommodate your many seedlings). Phil
  10. My favourite time of the year

    Looking great Hannah, made all the sweeter after six months of anticipation. Mine are finally beginning to move too. Phil
  11. Sarracenia pollen and hay fever

    To be honest I have a flava that is very nearly out, but after that it will be a good week or so before anything else joins it.
  12. Sarracenia pollen and hay fever

    You have flowers that are open? up here in't North they're still as tight as ball bearings
  13. Hello from Finland!

    Hi Joni Welcome to CPUK, I can see what the future is going to bring you... lots of carnivorous plants and many enjoyable hours growing them. Phil
  14. And to think I started off years ago with a parrafin heater...