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  1. 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...
  2. South facing, not sure if it has any window glazing/something that reduces the amount of light going through
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. 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 look after them in my accommodation, or leave them at home where I worry they won't get the right care. If not these then should I get a regular plant for Uni/home? By the way, should I get any of these plants if my bedroom window is north-facing (doesn't get direct sunlight) and my dad doesn't necessarily want me growing them on the kitchen windowsill. Has anyone had good experience growing standard CPs outside in the East Midlands?