pirks

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  1. Well God only knows what i typed in to find the post as ive retyped in everything i can think of but come up with nothing, maybe evergreen and Westland were mentioned in the same post is all I can think of and i have mistakenly got them mixed up. Anyhow my bales of evergreen have arrived so thanks for the link Alexis
  2. Thanks Alexis you have no idea how much money you've saved me. Researching for the best peat on here without actually asking the question brings up a minefield. I have read up on many posts with regard to Westland peat and i will not be risking any of my carnivorous plants with their products. We did purchase some of their multi purpose compost two years ago for the garden planters and i decided on opening the bag i shall never use Westland compost again as it was full of what i can only describe as non decompostable organic matter.
  3. I can't find the post where im sure it mentioned evergreen had nutrients in. I will keep looking and let you know when i find it. Thanks for everyone's help.
  4. Superb thanks very much, ordering 2 bales
  5. I thought the Evergreen peat had added nutrients in it? I am sure i read somewhere on this forum that it had.
  6. I've got to the stage that i now need to purchase 100 litre bales of peat rather than 5 litre bags of the stuff of which i have been buying for many years, i have searched for days/weeks and cannot buy any bales anywhere locally (Preston, Lancashire) so have to purchase online (Ebay.) The Clover and Bord na Mona sites state there is a seller locally but when visiting the garden centre stated I am told sorry but we do not stock that particular item but do have other Clover/Bord na Mona products available. So which does everyone recommend Clover sphagnum moss (item number 224238054350)
  7. Hello and welcome. Hope you enjoy the forum and there's always plants/seed/gemmae for sale on this forum.
  8. Can you place them somewhere similar to the temperature outside the house as in unheated porch (this is where i have overwintered mine for the past 5-6 years with no problems.) or outside if not. Your purpurea looks similar to mine, they keep their pitchers longer than most sarracenias so these may be the oldest ones dying off. they do need a dormancy period to rest.
  9. If you are in the UK they may be going into a type of dormancy, put a bag over them to try and raise the humidity a little and i have also lost a huge cephalotus in the past due to incorrect watering and too much direct sunlight (south facing windowsill) so i take extra care with watering now (wait a couple of days after the tray has dried before watering again.) Although temperature and light intensity can change this.
  10. I'm sure you will enjoy the plant just as much as i Aldad
  11. Hi Aldad, i have a sarracenia growing indoors on a south facing windowsill and one of its pitchers has fallen over also. It's just one of those things i think. I'm hoping the rest will be ok. Which Sarracenia's do you have? Psittacina by any chance?
  12. Could you Google them then stick a picture up when you find what you think they are
  13. pirks

    colour in cephs

    Good knowledgeable website you have
  14. Found a few 2 spotted spider mites on a cephalotus a few days ago so ordered 1000 phytoseiulus persimilis which arrived today, so the predatory mites were dropped on all of my household plants. Fingers crossed it works (all plants grown indoors during the growing season only) Had a look around my collection and found a few damn mealy bugs on an air plant so they've been drenched in sb plant invigorator so we shall see what happens
  15. I live 7 miles from preston and the tds of our tap water which I've just checked is 49ppm Alternatively dehumidifier water is low at 12 or you can buy distilled water online of which I have had to purchase in the past few years during the dry spells we have had but isn't cheap but again does the job and delivered quickly
  16. No I got them through ebay sent from the USA
  17. That's what is recommended on the US carnivorous site. I purchased some a couple of months ago and am now waiting for the time to use them and watch the gnats drop like flies
  18. You can buy ready mixed compost online from www.littleshopofhorrors.co.uk or www.hccarnivorousplants.co.uk
  19. Remember the plants will need some form of air flow to help prevents botritis
  20. It looks like starmoss, just keep watering your plant and it'll thrive. Does tend to compete with seedlings though