Our second open day is looming closer and the collection is looking the best it has ever been! We have moved house within the last 5 months and now have the luxury of having a very good sized garden in which we now contain all of our plants, where as before we had to divide the plants between 2 different locations. Our new garden and set up now boasts a 40ft x 14ft polytunnel, a 22ft x 10ft greenhouse, a 10ft x 8ft greenhouse and an 8ft x 20ft part enclosed outside growing area. There is also plenty of other spaces to plant the "typical" garden plants along with a bit of space for the little monsters to play. Over the past 12 months we have managed to increase our collection with an extra 70 plus clones of plants with a few having spares available for sale at the open day. All of my own crossed S. moorei's (S.schnells ghost x S. flava var rubricorpora) are all looking really good, but we were unable to divide them due to the house move, (moving more than 4000 plants and erecting new grow houses is a big task!) but if there is a division in the pot, we will be more than happy to divide on the day.
(Pictures will be uploaded within the next few days.)
We are fortunate to live only a few miles from Ystradefelte which is known for having D. rotundifolia and P. vulgaris growing naturally. We have not as yet been able to venture out exploring but we hope to be able to see them for ourselves soon.
We are hoping that as many of you as possible will be able to make the trip to our open day and we also hope that the weather man has some good weather in store for us. Refreshments will be available throughout the day and if anyone fancies a late afternoon BBQ (welsh weather permitting) you will be more than welcome to join us.
There is a lovely B&B around the corner from us (Mountain View B&B Resolven) for those of you who would like to enjoy a nice welsh weekend. Swansea marina and Swansea Bay is roughly 15mins drive from our house, with the Gower and Mumbles also only a short drive away too. Those of you with families who would like to bring them along, you are more than welcome to! (We have 3 monsters who will be joining us for the day...lol.)
Please remember to bring spare plants for sale or swap, and remember me if you have something special that I don't have ! If there is any chance that you will be able to car share, then please do so to help cut yours and someone elses fuel costs ..................... It could mean that extra little bit of money for an extra plant for you and them !
Please contact us for address details and or directions and if possible to let us know that you are coming so that we can make sure we have plenty of refreshments for everyone.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Saturday 23rd July 12pm onwards.
Regards Ian and Dianne
As promised some photo's, it's still a work in progress as all this has been moved and set up since Feb. this year and there is still much to do.
To the right out of shot is a 10" x 8" containing S. x excellens, S. x mitchelliana and overspill VFT.
I think we need another poly-tunnel.
VFT and some choice Sarracenia.
The out of shot greenhouse with a nearly out of shot main greenhouse to the left.
The screened off end of the enclosure between the structures containing mainly S. purpurea purpurea and ssp venosa, Darlingtonia, hardy Pinguicula and Drosera + others. Oh and a bit of a bog thing.
Clones of S. leucophylla and our own lovely pink seed reared S. x moorei.
I'm very excited about these, all individual clones of my own cross between 'Schnells ghost' (MK-L3) and a lovely clone of S. flava var rubricorpora (Phil adadeji). Oddly there is an equal number of largely green/white S.x morei's with little colour.
A huge S. flava var rugelii thanks to a generous grower on this forum some years back.
An odd one from years back, big and green.
A bit of something else.
There may be more pics to come and the growlist is due to be updated in the next day or two.
Edited by Ian Salter, 11 July 2011 - 21:39 PM.