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  1. Something had been bugging me about my modest little Nep collection lately, and I put it down to the fact that some plants just weren't performing the way I expected. Needless to say, before they were moved to their current home (propagator under CFLs in our unheated but insulated gym), they had all suffered setbacks in the way of repeatedly drying out, extreme spells of heat, and less than ideal light on a high ledge in our conservatory. Surprisingly, the edwardsiana suffered to the point of very soft leaves (imagine overcooked cabbage) but bounced right back after a few days of panic from yo
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  2. mira lowii x truncata spathulata x glandulifera spectabilis x (lowii x ventricosa) singalana x aristolochoides & lowii x talangensis Overview talangensis upper lowii x talangensis Enjoyed seeing other peoples collections so thought it was about time I posted a few of my plants. Richard
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  3. Nepenthes looking good today, so got the camera out for some quick shots. lowii x muluensis ventricosa x aristolochoides jamban aristolochoides x hamata x Exotic Lady macrophylla, mantalingajanensis, x trusmadiensis, x trusmadiensis lavicola Richard
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  4. Brassia Eternal Wind, Brassia Tessa and Brassia Orange Delight. These give off a fragrance. Also known as the Spider Orchid due to the shape of the flowers.
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  5. I don't think there is a connection as such. Probably more that CP growers like a challenge or the unusual and Orchids can be a challenge and are often unusual. Did have to laugh at somebody directing me to SRGC (Scotish Rock Garden Club). Now I can't leave the place, it's on my daily visit list. One might have thought that SRGC was all about alpines and such but nothing could be further from the reality. There are folk there growing just about everything. Trouble is that I'm now looking at all kinds of things to grow next year. Things that, this time last year, I would have never cons
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  6. Hot on the heels of albo red, here's a pitcher of albo speckled, again from Jaro... And that spathulata x dubia pitcher has coloured up a little more and is starting to look really nice i think...
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  7. I received a couple of seed grown albomarginata's from CPUK member Jaro today, and the red one was already looking good enough to snap a photo of. Here it is freshly after repotting.... Thanks Jaro
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  8. just a little update on the bog planter, I added a pingula grandifloria and the mosses i've added are taking ages to take hold, and also its now moved to the front yard of the house. going to have to cut the sarras back for autumn soon.
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  9. Thanks, Scotcarnivorousplants - When I have several plants of the same species, the plants growing in different conditions, not only light, some plants grow only in the greenhouse, and some only under artificial lighting (fluorescent Silvania Grolux). The differences in the pictures may result that photos were taken in different lighting conditions - sun or high pressure sodium lamps - which in the evening light to plants Now some highland Nepenthes (the day max 21, the night 15/16). Nepenthes spectabilis (Gunung Sibuatan, Sumatra) Nepenthes spathulata Nepenthes tal
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