Rogier vdg

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    The ants are here to rescue the spider or are they?
  2. Hi, you're welcome. I can imagine it was fun. Well, as far as I'm concerned please keep sharing your fun. Thanks. Best regards Rogier
  3. Great film!! Such magnificent plants! Makes me want to get them myself. Unfortunately my windowsill is full, but still when I get enough space I'd get one and probably feed to death just to see it catapulting its food. Thanks Rogier
  4. That's funny. I do the same. Perhaps you can make a nice place in your shed for the Woodlouse. On of the most ideal bugs to feed to CP's. Harmless, easy to catch and multiply fast enough and they attract big spiders and other hunters, which can also be caught for an occasional big dinner. Just a thought. Then again going out is good for everyone.
  5. Hi, you're welcome. My kitchen window sill is not an all day sunny sill (the houses on the othersie of the road block much sun), but I think it gets a bit more than 3 hours. The plants do just fine. I guess yours will also do fine in summer. As I gather it (I am not a scientist, but do read wikipedia) your lamps will provide about half of the lumen the bright sun does where you live: so a cloudy day in a south facing window sill or a sunny late afternoon in the west. (okay, I'm cutting corners here a bit) And feed them some Gibberellic acid now and again. That sounds like a plan. The Neps in the house and perhaps the sundews too. The rest will probably manage just fine. A terrarium is indeed the answer for the warmth. I have no experience with terrariums. I focus on getting plants to withstand outdoors. I hope someone will help you out with advice there. Anyway, I think you have enough insight and experience to get it right, but I hope my thoughts help. Regards Rogier
  6. Hi MTech, I have bought most of my plants at the garden centre. So a number of plants you have I have too (or think I have). I know a bit about the Pinguicula Tina. (the first to survie and flourish ) Officially they are not able to withstand cold tempetures or frost, but some of mine have survived some frost (-1 or -2). Yes they become stocky and small, but they do survive. The best care is a south facing window sill at 20 plus degrees. Normally mine are in the kitchen, so perhaps a bit more damp than other rooms. Too much direct sunlight will kill them much faster than a bit less warmth. They dry out much faster than they can replenish water with the tiny, tiny roots they have. So perhaps creating some shade to protect them from the light intensity could be advisable That Sarracenia can be put outside and will survive being frozen solid. So no worries there I think I have the Nepenthes hookeriana. They do need a lot of light and warmth. I am afraid that going much lower than 17 degrees or so will kill them. I think the lights you have will be ok. The Dionaea muscipula can probably handle everything you throw at them. I see I have mainly focussed on the temperature. I can't really fully judge whether the light is enough. I think with my limited knowledge that your judgement is right. I was wondering what you will be feeding them when they can't 'hunt' for themselves. Perhaps some of what I said will help. Hope it will. Good luck. Regards Rogier
  7. Chimaera, I worry like you. I have a 100 liters rain barrol and it ran half empty last week due to me having to fill up my garden bog, which dries out much quicker than I thought it would. A summer like last year would be killing at this time. I am planning to buy another rain barrol just to prevent running out of rain water. They said in Holland that the dry season already started, but we were lucky to have much rain these last days, but it's not always this abundant. I filled up water bottels as well and stored them in my garden shed. All in all it really is a laborous and pricy affair getting enough water for the plant. You can always make the same mistake as I did and leave your table size greenhouse with seeds and seedlings out in the sun while being away on holiday. I boiled everything to death, by mistake of course. I hurt a little to see the seedlings all dry and crisp. Then again, they won't grow into plants and need water anymore. Perhaps more people are frantically storing water like I do and do live nearby so they can share with you. Good luck Rogier
  8. Those leggy s. psittacina are still leggy, but never the less grow into real plants
  9. Those leggy s. psittacina are still leggy, but never the less grow into real plants
  10. Okay, no problem, I thought I'd ask. A clear answer. and no need for sorry. And by the way. Nice pictures
  11. I must say I am very charmed by the P. colimensis. Would you, maurizio, be interested in a trade of a P colimensis or does anyone else would like a P. x Tina in exchange for a P colimensis
  12. Yes I will I use peat, vermiculite and spagnum 1:1:1 with a little spagnum on top
  13. Yeah, I thought as much. I have like ten or so other Pinguicula xTina, who are doing much much better, but I am dreading a spreading disease. I'll revert to my usual way of watering and I'm thinking of making a new and different ground mix
  14. Bonjour, I forgot to post a picture, but here it is. Maybe you're right. I did water it a couple of times from above, which I never did before.
  15. Hi Does anyone know why my P x Tina could be dying from the inside out? The centre leaves blacken while there rest look just fine. I already used a fungicide. Regards Rogier
  16. Well, I'm hoping that my S. psitt will survive outside, because I do not have that much room in my house to keep them there. Now they still only use a stamp seize space, but the seven plants will probably need more if they become adults.
  17. Very nice. What a great display! I love the flowers. I too know that some plants are much more hardy than one would think. My Dionea and Sarracenia are frozen solid right now and they have been last winter too. Even my Pinguicula x Tina looks like it has survived some frost. Having said this I do believe you when you say that the long cool spring and unreliable summer weather would be more a problem. I quess some short extremes can be dealt with from reserves, but long periods of wishy washy weather drain the strength, but that is just the thought of an amateur.
  18. Rogier vdg


    No, they are in a window sill and a couple of times a week under a day light lamp for a couple of hours. I was afraid it wasn't enough, but right now it is all I can do. The other things are either grass shoots and/or come from the spagnum.
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    S. Psittacina, in the centre a couple of days old still with the husk January 13th