BBG Durrant

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  1. Hi all, Just adding some photos and updating everyone on how the displays doing, Pitchers have come up well, and most of the plants are now in full growth. However, I am having some issues with green fly on my Drosera and Dionaea. I'll hopefully get this sorted before September. I have also nearly completed my outdoor Carnivorous plant display (I know I'm spoilt) just need to finish getting materials then plants can start going in. Any comments are appreciated, but remember this display is still young and hopefully will continue to get better, any questions feel free to ask. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f67ojhpjb6ghrfr/AAA6fgcWVnxo7ZtrUnteuyUka?dl=0 Enjoy :)
  2. Thanks Gaz Ill be sure to check the links out and I defo take some photo's.
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    Help!!!

    Ive ordered some VFT's and Drosera peltata var peltata seeds from best carnivorous but have never sown CP seeds before, normally buying a plant or propagating via cuttings/pullings. So has anyone got some advice on light levels, substrate, heat that would get these plants of to the best possible start. In addition to this because these plants are going onto a public display would it be best to just sow them insitu or not. Many thanks.
  4. Hello all, I am interested on going on an expedition to Borneo or the Philippines or even Mount Roraima to view carnivorous plants in there natural habitat. As I am a student of Horticulture I'm going to try for a bursary to help fund this. however Im after some advice from CPUK I live in the UK and at the minute cant find much useful info on the internet save for this company http://www.redfernnaturalhistory.com/expeditions/ I would like to know if Anyone has any other potential sources of a bursary other than the RHS that i can look into. Have any of you been in my position before (wanting to do an expedition but not knowing how to go about it) if so could you give me some advice. and also if there are any societies that run an expedition of this kind in the UK Any help would be much appreciated Cheers
  5. we've got it down as Pinguicula "Weser" The original got pinched however all the ones there are leaf pulling i took previously the largest about the size of a 2p coin
  6. Hello, To everyone on CPUK, I have been a member for several months reading discussions and salivating over other peoples CP's. I decided it was time to reveal myself from the shadows and come into the open about my own display. I am fortunate enough to have the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (UK) as an office, and even more fortunate to have the carnivorous section as my own personal playground. It has been so much fun, an I was given nearly complete artistic license with this display with the exception of a few tips and pointers from my glasshouse manager (many thanks to him for being so tolerable over my excitable attitude toward these amazing plants). I however am merely a novice with these plants and do not claim much experience with them at all (2-3 years). 2 years ago I under took the job of revamping our display. I tore it apart down to the metal frame work after removing some of the plants which had there original labels. I then replaced the structure using a artificial decking board (it doesn't rot). I then lined the display with plastic liner and insert large trays for water retention with a dry area at one end for Mexican pings, Byblis, and the Roridula. I then deposited a large amount of peat, perlite and grit into the area (Cant remember the exact ratio) with sections of ping mix and the sandy section at the far end. I then designed the bog pits you see in the photos (they are now empty because I am trying to get the plants to have a dormancy period) but during the summer I filled these each day its really nice on a summers day when you can get some reflections of the pitchers. I then covered the are in sphagnum moss (which is only just starting to grow). the whole bed gets water through capillary act through the moss and peat from the pits. I then planted out and added the tufa rock on the Dry section of the display. I think we now have a nice diverse display, (we also have several large nep around the glasshouses) however we are missing some genus like Genlisea, Philcoxia and Triphyophyllum but I would appreciate any feedback the CPUK members have. I have tried to keep the display as accurate as possible in terms of how the plants would grow in the wild with the exception of removing weeds and dead foliage. This display is also only 1 year old and there fore some of the plant have not yet reached maturity. Enjoy Due to the limit on importing file size this website has I cannot not upload the images -.- (thanks technology) I've tried to upload the images on to drop box hopefully this will work XD these were take with my phone so not the best quality but hopeful enough to encourage some of you to visit in person. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wnttaaoshnos7cm/AAACg9nKP5-4kKXUxbgFPwLIa?dl=0
  7. Hello, To everyone on CPUK, I have been a member for several months reading discussions and salivating over other peoples CP's. I decided it was time to reveal myself from the shadows and come into the open about my own display. I am fortunate enough to have the Birmingham Botanical Garden as an office, and even more fortunate to have the carnivorous section as my own personal playground. It has been so much fun, an I was given nearly complete artistic license with this display with the exception of a few tips and pointers from my glasshouse manager (many thanks to him for being so tolerable over my excitable attitude toward these amazing plants). I however am merely a novice with these plants and do not claim much experience with them at all (2-3 years). 2 years ago I under took the job of revamping our display. I tore it apart down to the metal frame work after removing some of the plants which had there original labels. I then replaced the structure using a artificial decking board (it doesn't rot). I then lined the display with plastic liner and insert large trays for water retention with a dry area at one end for Mexican pings, Byblis, and the Roridula.I then deposited a large amount of peat, perlite and grit into the area (Cant remember the exact ratio) with sections of ping mix and the sandy section at the far end. I then designed the bog pits you see in the photos (they are now empty because I am trying to get the plants to have a dormancy period) but during the summer I filled these each day its really nice on a summers day when you can get some reflections of the pitchers. I then covered the are in sphagnum moss (which is only just starting to grow). the whole bed gets water through capillary act through the moss and peat from the pits. I then planted out and added the tufa rock on the Dry section of the display. I think we now have a nice diverse display, (we also have several large nep around the glasshouses) however we are missing some genus like Genlisea, Philcoxia and Triphyophyllum but I would appreciate any feedback the CPUK members have. I have tried to keep the display as accurate as possible in terms of how the plants would grow in the wild with the exception of removing weeds and dead foliage. This display is also only 1 year old and there fore some of the plant have not yet reached maturity. Enjoy I cant upload all them images so I will do another post more images on.