Lee Chamberlain

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  1. Hi welcome An irish online shop if you are interested https://www.vftshop.com/ Regards Lee
  2. Growtents .. if you get permission from the boss to take over a room maybe an option ? Windowsill plants do quite well.. pings and dionaea
  3. I started with one plant.. small greenhouse.. then a bigger one but kept the smaller one too. Added benches with double shelves.. A couple of plants outside for a bog effect.. Some in stands cause they look nice.. ect
  4. As mentioned.. an osmosis unit or a water butt is also very useful
  5. I have killed my fair share of cephs.. no problems with other carnie plants.
  6. Flytrap.nl no longer exist.. I picked up the last few dionaea Jeroen had a while ago.
  7. What has worked for me specifically for dionaea ( venus fly traps) is to submerge the plant completely in rain water for one day. You maybe will have to repeat this until the aphids have all died. The first time will kill most but sometimes eggs will hatch later on so the chances are there could be more aphids. Look mostly under the leaves and on the stem .. that's where they like to hide. With a magnifying glass you can easily see them .. I used my iPhone with a magnifying app to take the photos.
  8. I have algae too.. I'm just going to drain the water .. clean the trays and refill. It's not much water anyway in my trays at the moment. Additionally i noticed worms of some sort in the soil of my dionaea so will repot too to be certain i start off spring with good healthy plants. Check your plants for aphids too. i see they are clearly visible and very hungry.
  9. No problem for venus flytraps with cold weather.. I have mine in a glass greenhouse. Temperatures in The Netherland got down to -17 degrees. All my pots were frozen last week but no deaths at all of my +200 dionaea
  10. I imagine some of the UK growers are able to export with certification and vice versa.
  11. Congrats.. looks like a winner.. nice looking plants
  12. If i get a lot of moss. I just use long nose tweezers to make a bit of room around the plants.
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  14. Do you have any Aurora borealis available at the moment ?
  15. Hi Keep it on the window sill .. It will be fine.. Just ensure that it is not situated directly above a heating unit. I'm in The Netherlands -- had temperatures with my plants outside down to -7 degrees and they made it Water less. keep it damp and water again once the tray has tried out. Remove the dead leaves and traps when they turn black. Don't panic if the plant looks dead ... we all think that in the beginning.
  16. Living in Barendrecht .. The Netherlands ( close to Rotterdam)
  17. I have recently read of sphagnum white peat .. Is this superior to use than "normal" regular peat moss ? Does or has anybody used this white peat ? Are there any notably differences / advantages when caring for cephalotus ? Thank you in advance Lee
  18. My rainwater is 7ppm .. A safe value is below 50 ppm.. Depends on how you read my message :)
  19. I usually check mine with a tds meter.. Below 50ppm and you are ok.. but saying that i mostly have dionaea.. Not sure how pure the water should be for Sarrs and Cephs.
  20. Try not to place the plant in direct sunlight straight away especially with the heatwave we are experiencing at the moment.. A slightly shaded area would be ideal to start off with.
  21. I have in my collection various Dionaea. What does the abbreviation AF entail ? AF1 / Killer Queen AF7 WIki Purple Trap.. I also have some VFT's withouth the AF prefix ... Google searches and images show the AF name exists but what does it indicate ? DIonaea SL 015 for example is Stefan Lessen..... Thanks in advance Lee