Picavorus

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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Mike King's autumn open day 14th of October

    We're intending coming down
  5. Rain Rain Rain

    Water butts are overflowing again here, just need some warm dry weather ...
  6. False Widow spiders

    We had a number of them the other year, but thankfully I've not seen them since
  7. Going into dormancy already

    Thanks, I'm glad it's not just mine that are starting going into dormancy. It just seems earlier than normal this year for some reason.
  8. Seed of 2013

    Love the traps on it
  9. Going into dormancy already

    Are anyone else's plants starting to die back for their winter dormancy. I've noticed that numerous Pinguicula have already formed hibernacula, or are in the midst of doing so, and the pitchers on many of the Sarracenia are starting to brown off. It seems really early this year, unless the plants know something that we don't.
  10. I've been using the iron phosphate pellets, which don't harm wildlife and they seem to be working ok.
  11. CPUK Forum Error when accessing page

    Same here
  12. I usually try to negotiate a good deal, or leave them there
  13. Depends on what you're using it for. I use horticultural sand where needed, but tend to stick to peat, perlite and sphagnum moss for the vast majority of my plants.
  14. My plants new home

    They are really useful, I use several but do need to tie them to a wall with rope as they easily blow over