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#1 little fishy

 
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 15:37 PM

I am new to this type of garden i want one that i can keep outdoors all year round i want in it D.rotundifolia & Darlingtonia californica i was thinking of buying a
http://www.wilkinson...pc 6JnOsXdA6g==
but not sure about the best compost to use

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 16:15 PM

Hi,
I use similar types of planter in my outside garden.

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I use my usual mix of granulated peat mixed with perlite & sharp sand. And stand them in mainly large water trays such as these:
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cheers

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:43 PM

Hi LF
I will second flcatchers comments regarding the compost, adding that I find Darlingtonia works better in a more peat biased substrate and they do say to use white (sun reflective) pots and keep the roots cool on them (Darlingtonia), but if you have a container with sufficient mass or bury it to three quater depth, it shouldnt be a problem.

Good luck
Cheers
Steve

Edited by billynomates666, 03 May 2011 - 12:44 PM.