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#1 Boz n Donna

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 22:06 PM

Hello everyone, we are a couple (Boz and Donna) who live in London, UK, and have a nice collection of CPs, we're looking to get more advice and info on them and this seems like a good place to do it!

Oh, we live in a first floor flat with no garden, no balcony and no window boxes! So we'll post appropriately, but really, any advice on dormancy would be appreciated. We also have secondary windows and are vaguely thinking about slotting the plants between the inner and outer windows, is this a good idea??

Love to all lovers of CPs ;)

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 06:08 AM

Welcome! May I ask precisely where in London you live?

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 15:01 PM

Welcome to CPUK!

#4 Boz n Donna

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 19:21 PM

We're in New Cross, but no we don't support Millwall! Or anyone else, not a footie household...

Cheers Jimscott.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 13:49 PM

Welcome to the forum.

What type of plant have you got exactly? You may have trouble with dormancy for sarracenia and venus flytraps. Warm temperate and tropical pings should be OK indoors but the temperate ones will need cold temperatures. Anyway, you should find good advice here.

Cheers,

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:44 AM

Hi guys! :hi: Welcome to CPUK!

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:53 AM

Welcome Friends! Enjoy your stay at CPUK! :sun_bespectacled:

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:04 AM

Hello everyone, we are a couple (Boz and Donna) who live in London, UK, and have a nice collection of CPs, we're looking to get more advice and info on them and this seems like a good place to do it!

Oh, we live in a first floor flat with no garden, no balcony and no window boxes! So we'll post appropriately, but really, any advice on dormancy would be appreciated. We also have secondary windows and are vaguely thinking about slotting the plants between the inner and outer windows, is this a good idea??

Love to all lovers of CPs ;)



There are 3 options I can think of.
1 Take to a friend, family or neighbour who has some outside space
2 A spare room where you can turn the heating off and open the window slightly. Keep the door closed and it will act as a cool room
3 Put them in the fridge.

I wouldnt put them between two panes of glass if the window gets any sun. You might get caught out with a sunny day in the late autumn or near spring and they may cook.

Edited by mantrid, 13 October 2011 - 10:08 AM.


#9 Daniel G

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:43 AM

Welcome :Laie_99:

#10 Boz n Donna

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 18:42 PM

Thanks Mantrid, we've discounted option 1 because, much as we love them, we don't trust any friends of family to take care of them! Fridge is too small and the only room we could use is the bedroom :( Thanks for the info about between the windows, makes total sense. Back to square one... We'll think of something! Still have to identify properly, but think they are temperate rather than tropical.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 15:52 PM

Little update if you're interested, we kept the CPs in the same west facing window that has a lower temperature than the rest of the room anyway, very slight draft helped with that. So they have been reasonably dormant, now showing slow signs of life and we're looking forward to the spring!

#12 Martin Hingst

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:26 AM

showing slow signs of life and we're looking forward to the spring!


So am I ... :-D

Hello and welcome from me too :smile:

#13 Miloslav Macháček

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 00:52 AM

Welcome!

If you still have any doubts in identifying your plants, you can always post some photos here and someone recognise the plants for sure!

#14 Boz n Donna

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 23:15 PM

thanks Martin, yeah - nearly there with spring :) love the pics by the way, really lovely.

thanks Miroslav, too, we will have to stop being lazy and post some pics, would be really helpful :)