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  1. If you've only a couple of plants, a few buckets (especially positioned under a drip from a windowledge) outside should collect you enough rainwater. However if you intend getting more plants it's definitely worth investing in a diverter and barrel.
  2. I've a mixture in my terrrarium at the moment of white light one one side and red/blue light on the other (both LED) - I only installed the red/blue one about a fortnight ago, I'm still waiting to see if there's any difference in growth, but haven't noticed anything so far.
  3. Thanks
  4. Upon re-potting I've discovered this lurking in one of the plants that I'd bought last year, and am wondering if anyone knows what it is, it's about 1cm high. I am wondering if it's a moss, but it's growing into a little bushy thing instead of forming a strand like moss normally does.
  5. Thanks, our tap water is very soft
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  7. That's fab, thanks. I'll look forward to bringing it into flower later in the year, although it seems a shame that it'll die off.
  8. Thanks, this is it. It just says Bromeliad, and I've noticed that it fills like a pitcher
  9. At present it's the polytunnel, which was originally going to be a fruit cage - but I'm half debating on fitting the greenhouse with polytunnel type plastic instead of glass to allow extra ventilation and to look better but easily and cheaply replaceable for any vandalism that occurs until we're sure whether things will calm down which will then allow me to replace the plastic with the glass which is safely stored away. Hopefully we'll get some good weather to crack on with things.
  10. I use a couple of hanging baskets for some trailing non-carnivorous house plants off the bars attaching the curtain rail to the wall. You can either get them from a garden centre or online.
  11. Food processor - although it can chop it to a pulp if you're not careful. Other than that it's a case of chopping in bulky clumps with scissors or a carving knife I'm afraid.
  12. I've been given a mature bromeliad and am wondering on the best way to care for it. Do I keep it in the terrarium with the Neps, put it out with the Sarracenia or just keep it on the windowledge with the orchids?
  13. After the vandals trashed my seed pots and smashed glass on greenhouses on Friday night, I've decided to stick with the polytunnel for the time being as it's cheaper to repair and see how things go - I've still got the greenhouse if things settle, or I may erect it at my Dad's for putting its and pieces in.
  14. Thanks I hope so. Glad your cacti seeds still germinated
  15. I'm in the High Peak, and have bought plants at all times of the year successfully. All mine are just starting to wake up again, so plenty more repotting to do. Don't worry about the time of year, unless buying Neps and other tropical plants that you can't go to collect yourself.