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  • Birthday 03/28/1948

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  1. Those are super pictures of some unusual Drosera. Any chance you could give us some idea of your cultivation techniques with them please? Kind regards, Rob
  2. Thanks for your input Christian and I stand corrected. It definitely looks similar to the photo Drosera ultramafica x spatulata at the end of the link you posted in your answer to the Rosette Sundew Identification thread A fascinating read that article I have to say, thanks. Kind regards, Rob
  3. Could it be a D. capensis or a capensis cross, perhaps capensis x aliciae? Just a guess! D. capensis pics and Drosera with White Flower Normally capensis has a pink flower - except the alba version which yours does not look like - so your white flower is a surprise. I am sure someone else will come up with a better suggestion. Kind regards, Rob
  4. Annette - you can use BugClear Ultra, it is quite safe on the plants. Just dilute and spray according to the instructions on the pack. You could also try to pick the individual aphids off with a fine paintbrush and then transfer them to the sticky leaves. No chemicals and the plant gets fed! Kind regards, Rob
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    - 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
  6. 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
  7. Click on Harro's icon in his post above and send him a direct private message. Kind regards, Rob
  8. Very nice pictures . Kind regards, Rob
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. If the seller is reputable, ask them when the seed was collected. Otherwise it is virtually impossible to tell. Kind regards, Rob
  13. 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
  14. 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
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    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