Moruga

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  1. I've had several plants from Nigel. Always nice strong plants. His customer service is top notch too. Mark
  2. I have a few flower stalks forming. Just watched the weather, they're saying freezing temperatures tomorrow,but at least the sun will be making a welcome change from what we've been getting. Spring feels close.
  3. Thanks mate, It never occurred to me to think of the weather they would get in Florida. I need to get my head round how tough these plants are. Mark
  4. Hi all, This is my first winter keeping sarracenia, which I house in a polytunnel. The weather down here in East Sussex has been very mild,with only a couple of gentle frosts . How does a mild winter affect the plants? Does day length also contribute to their dormancy? If we get a late cold snap,will early growth need protection, or can they just be left to get on with it? Mark.
  5. Would be great if you could post lots of piccies for those of us that can't make it. Thanks. Mark.
  6. It will be a while before I get a chance to try it. I will let you know what happens. Thanks for the reply. Mark
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    They grow up fast.

    I've only recently started keeping carnivores,they're fascinating.
  8. Spotted this drosera intermedia already catching prey with only one leaf. My first time posting a picture,hope it's worked ok.
  9. Hi all, Can sarracenia seedling pitchers be fertilized by using a foliar spray. I have read that they don't like nutrients around the roots,so I was wondering if a dilute from of worm tea in spray form would be ok. The tea is derived from soaking a bag of worm castings in water,aerating it with a fish tank air stone,or stirring.The liquid is then dissolved in water 1 part tea to 10 parts water.Maybe diluted even further for sarracenia. Worm castings are very good for starting vegetable seedlings as they don't burn young roots like other fertilisers,there are other benefits too,such as beneficial bacteria and natural fungicides. I plan on using it on some seedlings as a trial,if any of you have already tried it,what were the results. Mark
  10. They're both very nice, I like the sharper definition on the darker one.
  11. Hi all, I have grown chillies for a number of years, starting super hot varieties around Xmas under gro lux lights to extend their season. I'm not bothering with mental varieties this year,so I have a grow box sitting idle. I was thinking of using it to start some sarracenia seedlings in. The lights are the closest I could find that simulate sunshine, and they keep the temp in the box around 26 degrees.It stays fairly humid but still has good air flow. As I'm new to this, do you think this would give my seedlings a nice head start,as ive read they can do without dormancy in their first year,or should I just wait and let nature take its course. Any advice gratefully received. Mark
  12. That's a nice varied collection you have.
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    Bog planter.

    Hi Dean, Thanks for the offer of liner,but I don't think the planter I have in mind will need any. I'm like you,been looking into media. I think I'm going to use the peat free mix I've seen in Shropshire sarracenia videos,the plants seem to do well,with the bonus of very little moss growth. I'll probably build mine in a month or so,let the winter weather it in,then plant it up early spring. Good luck with yours too,I look forward to seeing what you come up with. All the best Mark
  14. Hi all, I've just been looking over a site called sarrecenia. Co.uk. It's run by Les Burdett,I'm trying to contact him with a view to buying seeds or plants. The e-mail link supplied on the site is broken,do any of you know a working e-mail address. Thanks Mark
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    Bog planter.

    Hi Guys, I'm building a planter which I'm going to let settle over the winter before planting it next spring. I'm going to use the upturned basin design,I've seen on here. I'm thinking of surrounding the basin with horticultural grit,with about an inch covering the basin,then placing a layer of capillary matting over this before filling with the peat mix,would this be of any benefit,or am I over thinking it.The idea was to try to keep the reservoir free of muck. Also,would it be a good idea to put some sphagnum moss in the peat mix,or just as a type of mulch? Thanks Mark.
  16. I see they have one in October, if I have time,ill try to get along to that.
  17. Just put an order in with Hampshire carnivores. So Much choice. I,'ll post some pictures and what I've got planned for next spring with them,when they arrive tomorrow. Thanks for the welcome.
  18. Hello all, I've been lurking for a short while,seems like I've found the right place . After using pinguicula to help with fungus gnats in my poly tunnel,where I grow mostly chillis.Ive gained an interest in carnivorous plants. I'm planning on ordering 3 or 4 sarracenias next week,with a view to building a bog planter next spring. I hope you don't mind me popping by to pick your brains. Thanks all for the information I've already gleaned from this site,very interesting. All the best Mark.