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Ian Salter and Dianne Riddiford open day

Today, 09:40 AM

Posted by Ian Salter in Open Days & Events

South Wales Open Day.

Ian Salter and Dianne Riddiford (AKA CarnivorIan).

Saturday the 11th of July.

10am  onwards.

Welcome to our 6th open day with over 5000 carnivorous Plants including many new hybrids that can only be seen here.  In our collection you will find many interesting Dionaea muscipula forms and cultivars, many many Sarracenia forms and hybrids including some special ones that were made right here. We also have a good stock of Darlingtonia and a nice selection of Drosera, a small collection of Utricularia, a reasonable collection of temperate Pinguicula and of course Dianne’s substantial Mexican Pinguicula collection housed in a specialised unit we simply call the pinghouse.

There will be much to see and hopefully many enthusiasts to discuss plants with and we will have many plants available to buy on the day.

All are welcome to enjoy our spacious garden situated in the hamlet Resolven backing onto a rugby and new cricket ground in a picturesque valley with waterfalls, lakes and striped pink unicorns (ok I made that bit up).

There is a hotel/BnB very nearby but will be subject to booking and other accommodation is available about 10 mins away.

Refreshments and food will be available on the day and please feel free to bring along any spare plants to sell or trade.

Please let us know if you interested in attending so we can have an idea of how much food to budget for.

For directions please contact us and we will make sure you know the way.

We look forward to seeing you all on the day.

Ian and Dianne.

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Mike King's open day, 27th of June 2015

05 Mar 2015

Posted by Mike King in Open Days & Events
Hi everyone,
With just over 3 months to go, I would like to invite you to my open day.

This year, I have conducted a massive 300 plant peat-free trial after the success of some plants trialed last year. Further more, I have further refined the collection and separated the lower growing hybrids away from the taller ones. The date is a few weeks later so you can the plants in peak colour.

As normal, there will be plants for sales, refreshments and you are welcome to bring plants for sale and swap.If some of you are arriving on the Friday like some are, we can go and visit some other collections, like Chester zoo which has a national collection of Nepenthes just over 1 hour from here.

Please let me know if you intend to come and we can gauge how much refreshments to get in.

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The Great South West CP Weekend - 4th/5th July

23 Jun 2015

Posted by dennisB in Open Days & Events

there is an opportunity to attend 3 CP open days on the same weekend.

John Sirkett - Saturday 4th July 2015 - 5pm- 10pm

A fabulous collection with a vast array of plants. Home built grow areas adorn Johns' vast garden. John also grows many other plant species. Must be seen to be believed!

Contact Details: Address: Carn View, 46 Lanner Hill, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6DA

Dennis Balsdon - Sunday 5th July 2015 - 10am onwards

The main attractions are a large Heliamphora collection,but there are two 12 x 8 and one 8 x 6 greenhouses stuffed with CP's as well as numerous cold frames, mini bogs etc. There will be many plants for sale/swap and I hope that other people will bring plants along too.

A buffet lunch will be served.

Contact Details: Address: 13 Stella Road, Paignton Devon TQ3 1BH. Email: dennisbalsdon@blueyonder.co.uk

Ian MacKay - Sunday 5th July 2015 - Afternoon

I have a 15 x 28 foot unheated greenhouse planted out with various plants for tropical butterflies, (bananas, passion flowers, aristolochias etc) that live and breed in there during the summer months. This greenhouse has a leanto split into two 20 x 6 foot sections, housing my Sarracenias and a 8 x 6 housing my lowland Nepenthes. I have also recently built a 12 x 8 foot extention which houses my highland Nepenthes. I have about 80 species and hybrids of highland Nepenthes and about 30 lowland Nepenthes plus some Dionaea and some Pinguicula. A lot of my Nepenthes are still small as I have only been seriously into this hobby for about 5 years.

CONTACT DETAILS: Ian McKay, 148 Goodrington Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7HQ

EMAIL: the.mckays@talktalk.net

Hope to see you.


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G.F.P. Carnivorous Plant Calendar 2016

27 Jun 2015

Posted by Smir8810 in Carnivorous Plant Societies

Dear CP lovers,


since 2007 the German Carnivorous Plant Society (G. F. P. - Gesellschaft für Fleischfressende Pflanzen im deutschsprachigen Raum e. V.) yearly publishes a calendar of photos of carnviorous plants taken by society members and also other skilled photographers printed in very high quality. Some of you surely know about this and have also purchased one or the other of these calendars.

I´m happy tp present you the calendar for the year 2016:


Please visit this page to see previews of the calender 2016 




It´s 44 x 32 cm in size, printed on 250 g glossy photo paper, 13 sheets (title plus 12 months), process-colour printing, double loop wire binding with hanger, black back cardboard 380 g, transperancy film covering title


Run: 300 copies


Price: 15,00 EUR (equals £10,64).

Available at: Kalenderversand [dot] GFP [at] gmail [dot] com (delete the brackets and spaces in front of and behind the "@" in your address line, please) :-) I have not activated Spam filters to make sure everyone who seriously wants to get a copy of the calendar will reach me via his email address. But I want to annoy Spam robots, I hope you understand.


Shipment costs:


1 copy can be sent as extra large letter for 8,00Eur (£6,34) everywhere in Europe (also Switzerland and other non EU countries).


2 copies are best shipped as two extra large letters each for 8,00 EUR everywhere in Europe. 3 - 6 calendars need to be shipped as a parcel for 17,00 EUR postage inside European Union.

Outside Europe it´s of course even more expensive! There are various zones for the rest of the world for the German Post with graduated shipment costs. For example one parcel (3-6 calendars) to the United States will cost 36,00 EUR.

After mail order (email) you´ll receive a reply your order has entried. I have not installed an auto reply so it may take a couple of hours `til I reply. If you shouldn´t receive a reply from me within 48 hours please contact me here via pm. In that case I haven´t received your email order for what reason ever.


By your order please give me the name (at least surname) of the addressee (most likely yourself) and his (your) full address including the country you live in. And please mention the number of copies you wish to have.

Payment is possible via international bank transfer or by PayPal (additional fees are due - normally 1,9% to 3,5% of the total amount you transfer + 0,35 EUR). It´s necessary to pay in advance.


I hope I have announced all relevant details on this calendar and how to get it. If not please ask me I´m a very patient man! ;-)


All important German bank holidays are also mentioned.

On the back side of the title you´ll find an imprint also in German and English which gives you an overview of the photos and the photographers and also details about the shown plant(s) and the location where these pictures were taken.


*Uff* A lot of stuff to tell you.


I hope you´ll enjoy the calendar.


Kindest regards from the calendar team.

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Carnivorous plants day in Neuchatel - Switzerland - 28 Ju...

14 Jun 2015

Posted by vincent in Open Days & Events

Hi everyone,


In case you want to meet, exchange, sale or buy carnivorous plants, come to Neuchatel, Switzerland on the 28 June.


For those interested, I'll be showing some pictures from my trip on Borneo last year.






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