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  1. Heliamphora parva (Cerro Neblina) Heliamphora ciliata H. Midoxa and H. nutans growing epiphytically
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  2. Hello everyone; a few pictures of some of this Summer's crop: N. burbidgeae N. flava N. platychila N. pitopangii N. inermis N. sibuyanensis - upper and lower N. macrophylla (basal growth) N. jamban and a group photo Wiser
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  3. Hello everyone, I treated myself to a new greenhouse over the Summer; the old one was so crowded it was becoming unmanageable. Here are some pictures of outside and inside:
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  4. The last time I got in to the peat argument here, I was pilloried for it. As a flower show exhibitor I need to be well versed in this argument, especially when faced with a representative of the metropolitan let's drive a Prius and crap in the woods club; those who feel that as long as nothing falls within their own tunnel vision, then they'll save the planet by driving an electric car. Start asking where the electricity comes from, and you can see the tell-tale beads of sweat breaking out across their Nivea softened brows. I don't believe the sale of peat will end. Let's put things into
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  5. Hello everyone, A few pictures of pitchers that have developed over the winter months: N. macrophylla N. edwardsiana: N. peltata N. lowii & N. xtrusmadiensis N. jacquelineae N. spectabilis N. platychila N. mikei N. ephippiata Looking forward to the Spring!! Wiser
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  6. Hi we were very pleased to get a silver gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. Here is our display. Both Nigel Hewitt-Cooper and Matthew Soper received golds! cheers Dennis
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  7. A few days ago it came to our attention that a CPUK member had stated they had a Sarracenia cultivar S. ‘Waccamaw’ (which happens to be a crossing between two S. flava var atropurpurea plants) illegally imported into Europe. This member was subsequently banned from CPUK. The reason for the ban was two-fold. Firstly, no Phytosanitary Certificate was obtained. Apart from being a legal requirement, these inspections are needed for international trading to prevent the spread of pests and diseases (such as the Sarracenia rhizome boring pest). Secondly, all Sarracenia species are pr
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  8. African beauties :) Drosera cuneifolia {Table Mountain, RSA} Drosera cuneifolia {Silvermine Nature Reserve, RSA} Drosera venusta {George, Oudtshoorn, RSA} Drosera slackii Drosera rubrifolia A true Drosera burkeana {Zambia} Drosera capensis {Bain’s Kloof Pass, RSA} Drosera collinsiae {Mbuluzi River, Swaziland} Drosera madagascariensis American beauties :) Drosera graomogolensis Drosera spiralis {Estrada para Macacos (1.288 m), Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brasil} Drosera
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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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  10. Hi to all my friends! Here urn cephalotus which is nice size and always gives me so much joy when I see this plant ... It measures a bit more than 8 cm, Céphalotus hummer's giant par dimsnursery 33, sur Flickr
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  11. A few of my Nepenthes Lowland conditions in the greenhouse (humidity> 90%, day 25/26, the night 21/20) Baskets with Nepentes Nepenthes burbidgeae x platychila Nepenthes fusca Nepenthes Miranda
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  12. Hey there, I thought it was time for me to introduce in this thread my new terrarium. It will be more 'techy' than 'planty', so if you are expecting mainly pictures of plants here, well, you'll be pretty disappointed. I started over 6 months ago with this new project, as I had to stop growing carnivorous plants and put away my former terrarium. I hope it will meet the same success as its elder brother. The previous one was already running with a RPi, but its use wasn't maxed out. Here we go, the result as it was a few weeks ago: Basically, it's a small terrarium (65x55x65)
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  13. Nameless lake near Kościerzyna (Pomerania region) Menyanthes trifoliata Comarum palustre Drosera rotundifolia Drosera angica D. x obovata
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  14. Hi all, It has been a while since I showed pictures of my set-up, so I have decided to launch this thread. Here we go. Heliamphora tatei {Cerro Huachamachare} : Heliamphora tatei {Cerro Marahuaka} : Heliamphora neblinae {Cerro Neblina} : Heliamphora glabra {Wei Tepui}. I have accidentally broken one growing point recently . I'm going to try my 'highest cutting' ever : Heliamphora purpurascens {Ptari Tepui} : Heliamphora elongata {Karaurin Tepui} : Heliamphora sarracenioides {Ptari Tepui} : Heliamphora minor var. pilosa {Auyan Tepui} : Heliamphora minor "Giant" {Aonda, AuyanTe
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  15. Hello everyone, Too much sun and too little rain in this part of the UK, but here's a selection of this Summer's crop: N. robcantleyi: N. jamban N. rajah: N. peltata: N. burbidgeae: N. truncata x ephippiata: N. inermis: N. sibuyanensis (and N. sanguinea) N. truncata: N. spathulata x hamata: N. hamata: and N. lowii (just opened): Hope you enjoy! Wiser
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  16. I just wanted to show a couple of pictures of this new pitcher of my Nepenthes villosa.
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  17. Heliamphora exappendiculata 'amuri tepui' Heliamphora huberi Heliamphora nutans Heliamphora neblinae Céphalotus hummers giant Céphalotus german giant Céphalotus Dudley watt Céphalotus eden black Heliamphora nutans Cédric
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  18. As requested by my friend Dimi, here's some pics of my Cephalotus wall:
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  19. Dennis, thank you for taking the time to explain this at length to all the members on here. I have known you and Phil for many years and trust you both without question. The new(old) or ex chair person or woman ,i don't know. She might have good intentions but going about it the way she has,i.e forcing people to resign is wrong. How can she dissolve a society that is prospering? O.K anyone can moan about this or that but it worked. It sounds like it was a bad decision to let her in at all, i can see a point of bringing in new blood to run a newer more modern society
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  20. S. 'Ellie Wang' is one of the most unbelievable plants I've ever seen, photos taken 5/5/17:
    10 points
  21. Ordensis Paradoxa Kenneally Caduca Darwinensis Derbyensis Broomensis Ordensis x Lanata
    10 points
  22. I really just want to say thumbs up for the admins and moderators working hard on this forum, esp now with the new update. :) Your hard work is very much appreciated and helps us a lot with growing our carnivorous plants. One can never give too many compliments! Thanks guys! It had to be said.
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  23. I’v been asked several times from many growers how I sow Cephs seeds. Well, the time has come and finally I found some time today in the greenhouse and sowed them. Anyway, here is some FAQ that I’v been asked and of course the answers: Usually I sow the Cephs seeds in early autumn ( as it is now) and they spend all the time from now up till early spring in the greenhouse with all my other plants. The temps vary from 13 - 26C during the autumn to 0C -10C during the winter and usually with the warming of the time 15C -25C ( early March) they start to germinate naturally. The potting mix tha
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  24. Hi everyone, The weather outside is frightful - but at least it's mild. Good for the heating bill. Here are a few winter pitchers: N.macrophylla N. trusmadiensis: N. aristo: N. klossii: N. peltata: N. veitchii (1): N. veitchii (2): Wishing you good growing in 2016! Wiser
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  25. hi everyone here are some photos of my collection here in scotland, hope you enjoy. photo of the greenhouse n.boschiana n.talangensis x ventricosa n.louisa n.linda n.spatulata x spectabilis just opened n.eymae & n.spathulata x ventricosa spathulata x platychilla n.burbidgeae x platychilla n.camanulata x robcantleyi n. maxima x trusmadiensis n.tenuis h.minor h.nutans n.boschiana x mira n.jamban n.mikei n.ventricosa n.glabrata n.? lots of little plants n.platychilla n.macfarleni n.?
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  26. I was thinking of putting a ruler two feet behind this one to make it look 3ft tall, but i decided it was big enough in reality so didn't bother
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  27. Hello all, I have a small collection that I wanted to share with you. So I present you my few petiolaris Sundews: D. caduca D. petiolaris D. fulva D. paradoxa D. dil. pet. D. lanata D. kennealliy x darwinensis D. broomensis D. Falconeri i hope you appreciate, Nicolas.
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  28. Er... am I the only one not understanding why some people are so aggressive about this topic? Do you guys have a black plant in your pocket and you wanted that name for yourself? Come one! Have a laugh! (and a beer, cheers!)
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  29. a nice red darlingtonia
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  30. It's a good year for the plants, lots of sun here.
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  31. Location Venus Fly Traps are temperate plants, not tropical as many people mistakenly assume, and so can be grown outdoors in the summer in most parts of the world including Europe. They require full sun and as much of it as possible, but in hotter regions of the world some shading and added humidity may be needed if it is particularly dry. In cooler parts of the world such as Northern Europe a greenhouse will improve growth, but is not essential. The more sun the Venus Fly Trap gets the better the colouration of the traps. If you are keeping your Fly Trap indoors then a South facing window i
    9 points
  32. I have a love of science and as a result have been testing multiple methods of leaf pullings on Dionaea for some time now, this is a log of my testing method, results and conclusions. Introduction: I'm a student so cutting costs is one of my top priorities when taking cuttings, as a result all of my experiment was preformed using items that can be found in the common household(excluding a full spectrum CFL and a VFT:-P) as a result no chemical additives were used eg. Rooting hormones, anti-fungal powders .etc. All experiments were preformed over a three month period During said period
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  33. Probably a bad clone of Homo girlfriendus extremus, consider the compost heap for this one and get one more adaptable to your growing conditions... Interesting experiment with the ampullaria!
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  35. If that plant is black I suggest you get your eyes tested . It's red and nothing else .
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  36. Seul le singe imite l'Homme.
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  37. Hi everyone. I've built an interactive guide to Nepenthes species: https://www.carnivorousplants.co.uk/resources/nepenthes-interactive-guide/ It includes a lowland/highland temperature chart, and a species list which can be sorted by altitudinal range or alphabetically, as required. I've also created a hybrid calculator, which can estimate the ideal conditions for a hybrid based on its parents' habitats. Many thanks to Rob Cantley of BE for suggesting this feature. I hope other growers find this useful. I'm keen to update and improve it based on feedback - several people have s
    8 points
  38. hi I have made a few new picture of tuberous drosera traps and i want to share them with you Drosera Salina Drosera aff Pallida Drosera Gigantea Drosera Calycina Drosera Modesta Drosera Zygzagia by
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  40. and this Summer's lowii...... Wiser
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  41. Nice plant Jcal but I'm sure there was a ' gentleman's agreement ' that you don't include the lid..... I guess it's like including your ball bag when measuring your knob.....
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  42. You may recall back in August (post #85) i told you about my spathulata x dubia which never put out any lower pitchers for me (despite me acquring the plant as a small 8cm rosetted example), until it inflated an intermediate pitcher after 2 years in my care when the plant had vined to about 2ft high. A few weeks ago i noticed the plant had popped a basal, so i may get to see what the lower pitchers look like after all ! And now yesterday, i spotted inflorescence beginning to form on the main vine. This is my very first nepenthes flower, and to say i'm a bit excited is an unde
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  43. It's been almost one year since i updated this thread last, so here's a little update of what i've been up to over the quiet winter days... My other half has given up her side of the greenhouse at last, as i'll be building her a little timber framed affair in the garden this Spring. So it was time to start with nepenthes expansion project ! Well that's not strictly true, as my new planting layout will mean i will have to lose about 30 plants from my collection. It might be a case of only growing Species, with a handful of choice hybrids that i like. The plants that were growing under th
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  44. Hello all friends, here are some pictures of my Nepenthes this year 2015 Sa ns titre by dimsnursery 33, sur Flickr Sans titre by dimsnursery 33, sur Flickr Sans titre by dimsnursery 33, sur Flickr Sans titre by dimsnursery 33, sur Flickr Sans titre by dimsnursery 33, sur Flickr Sans titre by dimsnursery 33, sur Flickr Sans titre by dimsnursery 33, sur Flickr Sans titre by dimsnursery 33, sur Flickr Sans titre by dimsnursery 33, sur Flickr
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  45. Thanks riveroalbert Time for a Winter update..... The four under-bench 120 litre water butts have gone. There were two reasons for this, the first was that i felt they kept the greenhouse far too damp and humid over the cold months, and i was having trouble with a few pitchers (and some new buds) blackening off and rotting. The barrels combined with the under foot water table, saw humidity pretty much sitting at 90-100% all winter. The overhead misting/watering system was set to only come on once a week, whereas it's set for once a day in Summer. Anyway, i just felt the humidity was too
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  46. Cheers Corky :) Wow, i can't believe we've had so many weeks of hot sunny weather, hence i've been outside working nonstop and therefore not taking any photos. So, time for an update ! At the start of this thread i said that not only was this going to be my first ever greenhouse, but i'd be diving feet first into making it a (hopefully) ideal intermediate/highland nepenthes enviroment at the same time, with practically zero experience, googling and learning about each step as i decided what needed to be done next.. And so obviously it would be a big learning curve for me and also experime
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  47. Hello, i have not shown true species for a longer time now, so here are a few Tepui Drosera. D. meristocaulis ´north west plateaus of Cerro Neblina, border Brazil/Venezuela´ opened it´s flower for the first time nearly completely, in most cases it does not open it´s flowers at all so selfing was always difficult and nearly not possible. after selfing D. hirticalyx ´Kukenan´ a group of plants D. roraimae ´Gran Sabana, SE Bolívar,Venezuela´ "red plants" (not really a Tepui plant, but....) four open flowers at the same time D. roraimae ´Cerro Adaua, Estado Bolivar, Ven
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