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  1. RobH


    - May I suggest you ask whether the problem occurs with a web browser or with a mobile phone. I have no problems accessing the forum through a desktop PC and web browser - Chrome while I believe some people have reported the problem when using a mobile phone to access the forum Kind regards, Rob
  2. Young seeds or seedlings are always more susceptible to impurities in the growing media than mature or adult plants. Seeds may not even germinate. Kind regards, Rob
  3. Click on Harro's icon in his post above and send him a direct private message. Kind regards, Rob
  4. Very nice pictures . Kind regards, Rob
  5. Here are two sets of photos that may help identification: Drosera tokaiensis Drosera spatulata D. spatulata seems particularly variable with perhaps slightly narrower leaves while tokaiensis seems to have more rounder leaves probably from rotundifolia. Having looked at all the photos carefully, it would appear Darwiniana is probably correct with his tokaiensis suggestion. Kind regards, Rob
  6. Just a suggestion. Could it be D. spatulata the spoon-leaved sundew? I am not an expert but those leaves do appear spoon shaped and it appears very similar to my D. spatulata. However, I do know that D. tokaiensis is D. (spatulata x rotundifolia) so there are very clear similarities between tokaiensis and spatulata. Kind regards, Rob
  7. Now that is a really spectacular looking collection I guess you must grow those outdoors, perhaps protected from the rain, due to all the ties you have meticulously placed on all the plants. That is something I must try next year to protect my plants from the wind. Kind regards, Rob
  8. If the seller is reputable, ask them when the seed was collected. Otherwise it is virtually impossible to tell. Kind regards, Rob
  9. Difficult to see from the picture but they don't really look like mealy bugs to me which are flatter and more silvery white in my experience. Your "pest" looks more cylindrical in shape and a sort of light creamy yellow. Try to take some pictures from different distances so we can see the little critters more sharply in focus and thus clearer. Kind regards, Rob
  10. Hi linuxman I use 2 of those 1000 litre IBC tanks stacked one on top of the other to save space and a flexible plastic pipe between them so the top one can fill the lower one when required. As jds05 says you do need good firm foundations for them, I used 2 layers of breeze blocks which also raised them up sufficiently to get a watering can underneath the tap. The lower tank is clear plastic and the upper tank is black plastic. Yes, the clear plastic tank goes green in the summer but I have never had any problems whatsoever with using the water on cps. The upper black tank I acquir
  11. RobH


    Just curious, what browser are you using to access the forum? It may help the admins to know this. I am using Google Chrome and have no issues with reading the new forum format or my messages. Kind regards, Rob
  12. You may get the plant to recover somewhat over the next couple of weeks and get some dew on the leaves but unless it has some sun and warm temperatures I doubt it will grow more leaves at this time of year. The plant naturally does not grow much over the winter months. Here is an article on growing Drosera capensis you may find useful - Drosera capensis growing care - although you can also find cultural instructions for the plant on most carnivorous plant nurseries. Kind regards, Rob
  13. Hi Catalin It definitely looks like Drosera capensis. As Tropfrog says, they are very forgiving but tend to go to sleep over the winter months or at least lose some of their lower leaves which will go brown. Don't split the plants at this time of year or repot them, only when they start growing strongly in the Spring. You really want to try and give them some direct sunlight if at all possible and definitely only rainwater which you should keep shallow at this stage (1 - 2 cm) - just enough to keep the soil slightly damp on the top. You can put them outside on a balcony or window ledg
  14. Sorry, I don't have a bog garden so I will let somebody answer that who has one ! Rob