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  1. Thanks for your comments. The 'domestic water filter' I have in mind is one of those plastic jugs with a filter that you can get for £20-£30. Some have a TDS meter and say to change the filter when the reading gets above 006ppm.
  2. I am running short of water because it hasn't rained for ages. I have a couple of de-humidifiers that produce suitable water for carnivorous plants but they need to be working for several hours a day to produce sufficient water. I don't really want to keep them running. I have seen several advertisments for domestic water filters - these claim to remove total dissolved solids and other impurities. Is water from these suitable? I live in a hard-water area. Terry.
  3. Thank you for your welcomes. I have several Sarracenias and Dionaeas cold stratifying in damp tissues in the fridge at the moment. I also have Sarracenias, Nepenthes, Droseras and a Utriculata in pots of sphagnum moss and sand in a sheltered position outside although I am about to move them into the greenhouse to give them some warmth. They are covered in a fine netting so that birds and other creatures can't get to them. The seeds all came from a commercial supplier. I use water from an indoor dehumidifier on CPs. This water should be pure with no minerals or bacteria. Terry.
  4. I went to Kew yesterday. The Princess of Wales Conservatory was open although the Temperate Carnivorous Zone was still closed. The Tropical Carnivorous area was open.
  5. Hello, I am quite new to carnivorous plants although I have lots of CP seeds in pots and am waiting (hoping?) for them to germinate. I am reading The Savage Garden at the moment. My plant interests are quite varied - I have collections of lithops, conophytums and fritillaries (all grown from seed). I also grow hardy palm trees from seed although that is a very long-term project! I am looking forward to meeting others who are interested in carnivorous plants. Terry.