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  1. pirks

    sunburn on tillandsia leafs?

    I have had a couple of the tips of the ionatha go Brown from where it has been too hot for them and the sun has caught them whilst I have been at work and forgotten to move them before I set off. Try moving them to a different location and see if that helps. Have you just misted them before the pic was taken? Some of the tillys can put up with more direct sun than the others
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    Brown Patches on Pitcher Problem

    Is your sphagnum moss the dried stuff or living sphagnum moss?
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    watering orchids

    Stick them under running water from the tap (46 tds) until the roots turn green again, let them drain then place back on a west facing window. Feed every 2 or 3 weeks
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    Dead Darlingtonia

    The sarracenia in the top right of the picture doesn't look to good either with the tips of the pitchers very brown. I keep my cobra lily on a south facing windowsill in the house potted in pure sphagnum moss but do move it when the temp is forecast to rise above 25 Celsius and not had any problems yet (touches wood)
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    VFT weirdness!

    Just stand on the damn ants (have a lot of trouble with the buggers getting in the house here.) They are tough little things, Fed one to my sundew and the leaf developed a black section in the middle of the leaf a couple of days later. The sundew was a healthy specimen and there was nothing on the leaf before being fed the ant. Could be a coincidence but there was no mark on the leaf before and wasn't an old leaf either. The ant got away from the plant but not me.
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    Mobile Dionaea bench

    Good idea and looks well built. A portable greenhouse Just to mention with regard to Westland, their cactus compost is also of poor quality. More junk mix now (very politely put) but years ago cactus compost used to be a soil based compost with lots of added grit and of a good quality. Now it's more recycled peat with added rubbish thrown in. Will never buy any Westland products ever again. Hope you didn't lose too many plants due to westlands lies of being a peat compost.
  7. We've got 42 tds straight from the tap but don't trust it so bought a distiller as we're on a water meter, of which that comes out at 0. I was going to buy another tds meter as i can't believe we get a tds reading that low here in Lancashire but from the 2 posts above maybe it is right.
  8. Very impressive
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    Pygmy sundew ID

    Hey it's not as bad as me thinking it was a drosera callistos but I did say think it was but never seen it flower.
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    Greetings friends!

    Hello and Welcome
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    Pygmy sundew ID

    Drosera callistos I think, never seen them in flower yet though
  12. Can you remember the name of the tv show? Will see if I can find it on the internet somewhere
  13. I too have his book, which I do keep referring back to as it is well written. Also have a drosera that was named after him which is doing very well. So even though he has gone he will always be remembered. Farewell Mr Slack
  14. Nice colouring, i like the red vein down the front contrasting with the white background of the rest of the pitcher
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    Welcome to cpuk