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  1. Thank you! So I joined the r/SavageGarden discord and asked a few questions there, and they recommended me the ZeroWater Filter as well as a lamp holder (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KT7W3L5) and the Sansi 36W LED (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B082PSBP68). The filter and lamp holder arrived yesterday and I checked the water TDS here - it's 55-60 PPM which apparently the Ventrata can take fine. As for the lamp holder, I've linked it and the shelf I'll probably be growing the plants on. Still debating whether to grow the plants on or below the shelf next to the extension cable though...
  2. So I woke up this morning getting a real urge to get some carnivorous plants. I'm at University in my 2nd year - I'll likely be staying here for the next 3-4 years due to cutting my family out of my life due to personal reasons, and I'll likely be repeating the year due to mental health issues. Anyways, I'll be staying here for a while, so I've started my own little windowsill plant collection! I've got an Aloe Vera plant, an unnamed succulent and a Kalanchoe plant so far, all going to be repotted soon once I find some good compost for them on Amazon. The carnivorous plants I'm thinking o
  3. Thanks, good idea! My dad's partner has some young kids (around 5 - 7) who can climb on top of tables if something peeks their curiosity so I'm not sure if I should take them outside or not... I've been thinking of asking my dad to make a shelf on the side of the shed but I don't know how viable that would be (moving, protecting from wind/rain, watering, etc) Somewhere I can reach but they can't...
  4. South facing, not sure if it has any window glazing/something that reduces the amount of light going through
  5. So my plants from Hampshire Carnivorous Plants just arrived and honestly, they look amazing! I've been told to keep the first 3 (Sarracenia and Venus Flytrap) outside and I'm keeping the Drosera on the windowsill. Is this alright for the plants in the UK? Just worried if it gets too windy they might be blown back. Any advice you could give? Also put them on that small table in front of the chair in the outside image.
  6. Thanks! I've actually just bought a starter pack with a Venus Fly Trap, two types of Sarracenia and Drosera Capensis or Aliciae, set to arrive sometime this week. My dad's partner doesn't mind them at all (my dad kinda does) and I'll be growing them on the kitchen windowsill and set a reminder each day to make sure they have water. Think I'll take one or two to uni but I'm not sure what to do about dormancy when I come back from christmas in January
  7. I was wondering if this would be alright (they have it at my local Co op where I work) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Carplan-Diw005-De-Ionised-Water-5Ltr/dp/B000C74XPE
  8. Thank you, I might get a Purpurea then! Also, would de-ionised water from Tesco or another shop work in case we have that drought like last year? I've got a water butt I can refit to start collecting water again, it's just about how much it collects.
  9. I've been thinking about either that or the Drosera Capensis. Which would you reckon would be easier to grow? (and possibly carry round and take to Uni, or leave at home a few months at a time)
  10. So since I was 10 I've been fascinated by Carnivorous Plants and have tried growing them up to 15 years old but always failed (either due to lack of rain water to give them, forgetting to feed/consider dormancy, etc.) Now I'm 19 and I've been reconsidering getting a starter pack of a Venus Fly Trap, Drosera Capensis, Sarracenia Purpurea and another Sarracenia (https://www.hantsflytrap.com/bc1001--beginners-collection-1-p.asp) but the problem is I'm going to university about 1.5 hours away and staying there each term starting in September. I could either take these (or maybe buy 1 plant) and lo