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    hi Fabrizio
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    Some of the nicest vulgaris I have seen, and quite a range of colours as well in Scotland today.
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    Thanks to all of you, sorry for my late reply. These plants are from seeds I obtained from a single plant that I had. I use a mix of calcareous sand, vermiculite and just few peat. Seeds germinated quite easily in may 2018, I kept the plantlets inside, in front of a window till fall, then inside a terrarium under LED, nothing special. Mau
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    Hi :) I'm Jorge from Tenerife(Canary Islands) I'm 19 and I have been growing carnivorous plants since 12. I'm glad to be finally on this forum and I hope we can share knowledge together Digestive glands Nectary glands
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    Beautiful! Toothy and that lovely hairy lid! I will eventually get one of those, I must sort out my Lighting/Humidity first in my make -make shift tiny walk-in greenhouse! Once I have the conditions just right, will make the plunge and never go back :) Happy growing!
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    The “compact” Gigantea from seed has flowered just today... here I put some photos... the p. Gigantea alba has divided itself... maybe my p. Gigantea alba is not a sterile clone... in the next days I’ll discover it
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    They do look great mate, I love unpackaging new plants !, HCP did a good job of packaging by the looks of it !. Can I ask how the drosera was packaged ?, I have some spares I want to sell on but I can't think of a way to package them where they won't end up in a sticky clump.... If you get a fairly deep tray or window box type container then your plants shouldn't blow over unless there's some serious wind... I would stake the pitchers on your sarracenia though, it doesn't take a huge amount of wind to fold them over and ruin the look of the plant... The purp will be bomb proof but I'd try and shelter the vft from heavy down pours as the rain tends to trigger the traps wasting a lot of the plants energy over extended periods...... P.s I have several drosera that are all happily living outside, the ones I have under protection do tend to look a bit ' showier ' though...
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    Welcome to the forum, Jorge! Cheers!
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    Not the best pic,started a few years back but learning all the time.
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    A few more photos from today. Apologies if the focus of some is not that sharp - I think I need a new camera or operator Greenhouse shot S. flava v. ornata, Sandy Creek Road, F247 MK S. flava v. cuprea, NC S. flava v. rugelii, F18 MK S. flava v. ornata, F47 MK S. flava v. atropurpurea, ex. A Hindle, JB, ALL RED, HCP F1 S. flava v. atropurpurea, Blackwater, N Florida, HCP F3 S. flava v. rubricorpora, Wewahitchka, FL, F149 MK S. flava v. rugelii, F92 MK Group of red flavas S. flava with missing label, but still quite nice S. oreophila, De Kalb Co. S. alata, De Soto, Mississippi vft "Beastie Boy" S. leucophylla, Helmut's Delight, SL04 CA A hybrid seedling A hybrid from P&J plants Seed grown leucos S. minor v. okefenokeensis S. x moorei, 'Adrian Slack', H113 MK Grown from CA supplied seed (SX33 x SFO09) S. x moorei, 'Wilkerson’s White Knight', North Walton Co., FL, SXM18 CA S. x moorei, (Wilkerson’s white knight x Wilkerson’s red), SXM18 CA S. x moorei, "Elizabeth Aydon", H193 MK S. x moorei, H9 MK S. x 'ASBO', H265 MK S. x moorei, "Jeff Realff", H374 MK S. x moorei x S. leucophylla hybrid (XM47 x L9MK alba)
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    Sorry for the late reply. I’m having great success with the IKEA Vaxer light strip. Currently have the following growing vigorously on my dining table. spectabilis x veitchii glandulifera jamban maxima fusca d.capensis (all red form) jamban has been a bit tricky and has taken a lot longer to acclimate to the mini terrarium (LBH 40 x 27 x 25cm)
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    I just wait until the flower is brown/ black (you will realize when they are ready because they drop easily) You don't need to do cross pollination, and to colect them I usually take flower by flower and smash it on a paper.
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    Giant clam Alien Erectus Bloody nurse Mutant 1343/1 Crackers WB4 Basmati 013 Carnivoria LB fused Red micro teeth Viridis
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. Nice photos!
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    I know that these are the commonest CPs going and everyone has seen them before, but this is the first time I have looked closely at these since growing CPs, and I recon I have learnt a lot. I was here for the geology, not the plants and only encountered D. rotundifolia and P. vulgaris but their occurrences interested me. There were almost none of either in bogs along streams or around larger ponds- I think these had too much sheep dung input and so too high in nutrients as they were filled with other bog plants. Most were in small bogs in depressions surrounded by rocks with very little stream input. The Drosera were almost all growing on Sphagnum or rarely other mosses I saw none on pare peat. It seems there were more in the lower, wetter parts but bigger plants were slightly higher and drier. I saw no Pings growing on Sphagnum and most were on bare peat, the exceptions were on a quarry wall where some were growing on non-Sphagnum mosses or onto almost bare rock.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum
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    Hello Jorge, welcome to the forum.
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    Hello, my friend My Sarracenia in cultivation. Enjoys, Valentin.
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    at my house right now white form with a leave of summer more than 20cm a record for me in culture jeff
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    Beautiful photos!!! Well done!!! Even they are very common, I can look at p. vulgaris an drosera rotundifolia for hours, and I have a lot of fan growing them: they are perfect!!!!
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    Hi Rob! You say good things and I agree with You... here I don’t want to know the exactly location of those plants, but the Country... for example, when I speak about p. poldinii “Carnia” or p. alpina red “Carnia” I speak of a part of Alpes, in Friuli Venezia Giulia (a Italian Country) of hundreds kilometres... so if a man tell me that the photos were taken, for example, in Piemonte (another Italian Country of hundreds kilometres) I know that this popolation is in the opposite side of North Italy... so I don’t think that it is dangerous for wild populations... but I agree with You that using the name of the single mountain or valley in wich the plants are growing is very dangerous!! have a nice day, my friend! serse
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    Hello, I am probably being really dumb, but can I ask if the person with the wonderful Heliamphora collection has their plants under the Vaxer LED's from IKEA or another setup? I have my mother Cephalotus under a single VÄXER LED bulb for cultivation PAR30 E27. This is a relatively new experiment maybe, two months now? She is in a 7-inch/18cm pot about 25cm from the bulb. Just putting on new spring growth now. I have a timer which I change to sunrise and sunset in the UK every week. https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/indoor-gardening/indoor-growing-cultivators/växer-led-bulb-for-cultivation-par30-e27-art-60317483/ My sister's children bought me a BITTERGURKA Plant holder with LED cultivation bulb from IKEA at Chrismas 2018 which I now have a small Nepenthes ventricosa x maxima under (4-inch/10cm pot). Doing well, it is holding onto a pitcher produced early winter and seems to be forming two new pitchers since being under the light in the new year. The leaves (old and new) have coloured red since going under the lights. Again under the same timer as the Cephalotus. I know this is against convention but I only have one timer at the moment. https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/indoor-gardening/indoor-growing-cultivators/bittergurka-plant-holder-w-led-cultivation-bulb-art-50351689/ So my take-home message is that in my limited experience these two luminaires seem suited for a specimen Ceph and a small hybrid Nepenthes. Both these plants are a long way from any natural light. I do worry about supply issues with IKEA, as in will I be able to get replacement bulbs in the future? Hope I have helped a bit but would love to know how others have fared with the IKEA LED cultivation lights. I will try and post the pictures tomorrow but the lights are off at the moment. Cheers Adam
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    Does anyone think Annette will have the nerve to actually turn up at the AGM? I will certainly be backing the long standing and hard working committee.
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    New Paludarium for Heliamphora Plants 1. Heliamphora arenicola (Tramen Tepui) 2. Heliamphora chimantensis (Chimanta Tepui, Venezuela) 3. Heliamphora ciliata 4. Heliamphora collina (Foothills Testigos) 5. Heliamphora exappendiculata (Amuri Tepui, Venezuela) Heliamphora exappendiculata (Apacapa Tepui, Venezuela) Heliamphora exappendiculata (Aprada Tepui) 6. Heliamphora folliculata (Aparaman Tepui, Venezuela) 7. Heliamphora hispida (Cerro Neblina, Venezuela) 8. Heliamphora huberi "Broad leaf form" (Akopan Tepui, Venezuela) Heliamphora huberi (Amuri Tepui, Venezuela) 9. Heliamphora ionasii Heavily Red Striped 10. Heliamphora minor Big Orange Heliamphora minor (Auyan Tepui, Venezuela) 11. Heliamphora neblinae (Avispa, Venezuela) Heliamphora neblinae (Cerro Neblina, Brazil, Venezuela) 12. Heliamphora nutans Heliamphora nutans (Kukenam Tepui) 13. Heliamphora parva (Cerro Neblina, Brazil, Venezuela) 14. Heliamphora pulchella (Amuri Tepui, Venezuela) Heliamphora pulchella (Apacapa Tepui, Venezuela) 15. Heliamphora purpurascens (Ptari Tepui, Venezuela) 16. Heliamphora sarracenioides (Ptari Tepui, Venezuela) 17. Heliamphora spec. Akopan 18. Heliamphora spec. Angasima 19. Heliamphora spec. Yuruani B 20. Heliamphora tatei (Cerro Duida, Venezuela) 21. Heliamphora uncinata (Amuri Tepui, Venezuela) 22. Heliamphora ceracea (Cerro Neblina, Brazil, Venezuela) 23. Heliamphora elongata (Ilu Tepui) 24. Heliamphora glabra (S. Do Sol, Guyana) 25. Heliamphora heterodoxa 26. Heliamphora macdonaldae (Cerro Duida, Venezuela) Drosera hirticalyx (Cerro Marahuaca, Venezuela) Drosera kaieteurensis (Chimanta Tepui) Drosera roraimae (Gran Sabana) Drosera roraimae (Serra do Araca) Brocchinia reducta Brocchinia hechtioides Navia sp. (Chimanta Tepui) Catopsis berteroniana Utricularia humboldtii "Broad leaf form" (Cerro Neblina) Utricularia humboldtii x quelchii Utricularia pubescens Utricularia quelchii (Auyan Tepui) Utricularia gibba (Brazil, Alagoas, Quebrangulo, Tres Lagoas, Pedra Tahlada) Utricularia longifolia Peperomia reptans (Akopan Tepui)
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    Thanks everyone. It took along time to wash the muddy stuff of it but got it clean in the end. I incorporated it into the terrarium along with pumice gravel and perlite as I wanted a really free draining mix. The back of the terrarium is a drip wall so water constantly runs down the back over capillary mat and flows through the open media. I'm getting about 82% humidity without a lid. Still need to add the fans and misting unit but it's getting there.
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    Thanks Dennis for your support. In reply, again, yes Paul you have offered to help me whilst you've been over, and I've explained that I generally do everything with the nursery on my own, I always have done and am used to working like this. I said I'd forgotten to reply to your email ten or so days back, but still you're going on about this, and in view of your comments I am inclined not to take part. Yes you offered me a table at the event, but as I said (and now feel it necessary to repeat myself) I am away at a show, Gardeners World to be precise, which as a nationally important show I can not pull out of to attend a show in Bristol which attracts 15000 visitors. I'm so glad you have money and do not need to work, and am sure other members here will rest easy in their beds in this knowledge. This is getting tiresome and somewhat abusive, and I have this afternoon taken legal advice to see if what has been said against me is considered slanderous. I'm sure Richard would be interested to see your reference to him, if he hasn't already. Oh, and I'm still keen to hear how you have helped me out inthe past. You say I know what you've done to assist me, but I've either suffered a bout of amnesia, or was very drunk at the time, as I have no recollection of this. Nigel HC
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    Hi this is just the kind of ill-mannered rant we don't want on this site. Nigel is one of the good guys and doesn't deserve this when he his seeking help. Dennis
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