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Picavorus last won the day on October 20 2017

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    High Peak, Derbyshire
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    Carnivorous plants, roses, gardening, and horses

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  1. Vitax Irish peat

    I'm planning on trying the mix that Mike King uses on my mature Sarracenia this year, but not for the seedlings and vfts.
  2. Has anyone used Vitax Irish peat? I'm wondering what it's like and whether or not it is worth buying. Seems good value, and locally sourcable (almost everywhere around here seems to sell Westlands, that's if they sell peat in the first place)
  3. CP windows/iPad Apps

    I use the old fashioned method of pen and paper kept in a file
  4. I've some Capensis, along with Sarracenia and Pinguicula Grandiflora that live outside all year round in a planter, they usually grow back from the roots in the spring. The Capensis, Bintata and Filiformis usually die down in my polytunnel over the winter and come back from the roots in the spring.
  5. Caterpillar!

    Working from the links now, evil caterpillar doing that to the poor Nep.
  6. Caterpillar!

    I can't get any pictures either, and no URL showing
  7. Spruce Christmas tree in a pot

    I've kept rooted trees in planters for several years, I'd get a plastic planter that's as large as you'll be able to manage when full to give the plant some room for growth. I usually try to get a couple of years out of Christmas trees before they become too large to manage, just make sure you keep it well watered in summer and it should do fine.
  8. Merry Christmas to All

    Merry Christmas Everyone
  9. -12 in places tonight

    I didn't measure the temperature over these last few days, but know it's far too cold for me! Everything is still frozen solid - so sat indoors sowing pots of seed to take up to the polytunnel in the morning
  10. Unusual Sarracenia

    That doesn't make any difference to this particular plant
  11. Unusual Sarracenia

    Just thought I'd share a photo unusual young sarracenia, growing on one of my main benches, so it gets good full alround light levels. It currently has 2 pitchers both are identical in the colourings that haven't started to go dormant yet.
  12. Flower stalk

    I'd snip it off, otherwise it weakens the plant. I've had a few flower stalks pop up just recently and snipped them off.
  13. How do you over-winter your Cephalotus (in the UK)?

    I'm in the High Peak so not too far from you. I keep mine in an unheated polytunnel all year round, but before I got the polytunnel I used to use a mini plastic tiered greenhouse and keep them in that all year round.
  14. My first ever CP was a VFT as a young child, but I don't think it lasted long before it died, followed by several more. If garden centres had actually told us how to care for them they might have stood a chance. Once I started getting into them and found out how to care for them my first plant was a Sarracenia Fiona which I still have.