DBee

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DBee last won the day on April 22 2016

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  1. Are all of these in an unheated greenhouse? Maybe I can keep more than sarracenias and vft's. They all look great!
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    VFT Seedlings

    Yes, they are succulent in appearance. Sigh ...
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    VFT Seedlings

    Yes, I've grown cactus before and that's what they look like to me. I'll try to get a photo, but I only have the camera on my phone. I do realise they take a really long time to mature, but it was just a bit of fun, I like propagating things, but it's a bit of a disappointment if they aren't the correct seeds.
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    VFT Seedlings

    Bought some fly trap seeds from EBay, just to have a play. Germination went well, now they're in pots in my unheated greenhouse, all look healthy, but ... no teeny traps have appeared. In the centre of the cotyledons there is a bump with long "hairs" protruding from it. I know they grow oh so slowly, but, is this normal development? They were planted on 15/4/16 and germinated within 8 days. Am I being impatient?
  5. Looks great, I'm quite envious. What do you do with all those neps in the winter?
  6. Looking around the net I see many countries advertising CPs, can anyone explain the import regulations to me, if I buy a plant, do I need a CITES certificate or similar, if the plant is in a sealed condition, Ie, tissue culture, do these rules still apply?
  7. I currently have two full butts of beautiful rainwater, but we have a very damp cellar in which we run a dehumidifier 24/7. I discard approx 3 pints of water per day from this, and it seems such a waste. If I run short, it would be nice to know I have a backup. Of course, if my butts have run dry, then maybe the cellar will too! Your advice is, as usual, much appreciated.
  8. Could you use water from a condensing dehumidifier to water CP's?
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    Drosera Aliciae

    This plant looks completely dead now, all the leaves have shrivelled up. I presume I just leave it in the hope it will regenerate. The temperatures have been low, but it has been frost free in the greenhouse.
  10. I have some from my greenhouse roof which goes into an enclosed butt, which I don't filter, but because, amazingly, I haven't got much stored up (and having to wash substrate) I've put a bucket under a leak on my house guttering. I also have a couple of clean containers about, which seem to collect bits of crud. Moss, that sort of thing. maybe I'm being overzealous?
  11. What can you use for filtering rainwater? I have tried I bleached coffee filters but they are very slow and clog quickly, even if you use a fine sieve to pre-filter. Anyone any other suggestions.
  12. Repotted today. The roots had not spread into the surrounding coir so it was an easy procedure. Time will tell whether I will regret this action ...