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Picavorus last won the day on October 20 2017

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  1. Really fed up as can’t manage to get down due to a nightmare unfolding here
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    Vitax Irish peat

    Interesting that they’ve now changed their mind about fertiliser being added. My pitchers are growing nice and straight, apart from a couple along the edge of my polytunnel where I think the wind has blow the cover against them.
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    Vitax Irish peat

    Even more annoying is that their website says it is pure Irish peat. http://www.vitaxgrower.co.uk/product/irish-peat/
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    Vitax Irish peat

    ****! Looks like some repotting is needed here too. Strangely the vfts that hadn’t done well in Westland peat have really perked up in the vitax
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    Change in weather by Saturday

    Winter is firmly back around here - icy cold and wet
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    Water trays

    Thanks, I’ll top them all up, so that they can benefit from the extra water. To be hoped not Alexis, although the snows are now forecast for Monday, but fingers crossed they’ll miss us.
  7. I’m wondering how people especially in the UK are going on this year with regards to re-filling water trays. Currently, I’m still just sparodically watering to keep them damp, but the plants are starting to wake up so really need the trays filling. The only concern I have about doing so, is that we’re forecast another bout of severe winter weather so don’t want them to freeze totally solid. The weather this year is so erratic, one week the temperatures in the polytunnel are pretty high and the next they’re in the minuses.
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    Venus fly traps frozen solid

    I wouldn't worry, mine are all frozen solid too in an unheated polytunnel.
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    Does anyone keep their sarracenia outside?

    I'm in the Peak District and keep most of mine in a polytunnel. However I have a few large planters outside all year containing Darlingtonia, Sarracenia, Pinguicula and Drosera. They manage fine, although I am debating moving them to a more sheltered location given this extreme cold snap.
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    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.
  11. 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)
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    CP windows/iPad Apps

    I use the old fashioned method of pen and paper kept in a file
  13. 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.