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About dennisB

  • Birthday 11/22/1945

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  1. Hi the CPS has two publications: Planta Carnivora which tends to include all the science based articles but also reports on visits to cp sites in the UK and overseas, descriptions of new cultivars and other items of general cp interest. The main point is that they must be high quality and possibly peer reviewed articles. The editor is Dr Martin Cheek of RBG Kew. The other publication is the Newsletter which is aimed at providing information to members on what is happening in the Society, shows, meetings, CP weekends, open days and other events, successes and failures, growing conditions, media and equipment etc. The editor is Richard Bunn. The editors will welcome articles and you can contact both via the Contacts page on the website ( to obtain advice and guidance. Dennis
  2. Hi Jonathan The Eden Project took 300 at the original clearance a couple of years ago. The Dorset Ecology Group removed 100s. Others have gone to people who attended the clearance. Those that I removed have either been given away or sold in aid of the CPS Plant and Habitat conservation fund. I still have a few left if you'd like to pop down to sunny Paignton. There may be another clearance in September if you'd like to join in. Dennis
  3. Hi my understanding is that decades ago antho free, white topped leucos became known in the UK as Schnell's Ghost after Don Schnell (the revered US CP expert). It was never a registered cultivar as far as I know. Dennis
  4. Hi I know of two CP enthusiasts who live in Palmerston North. If you give me your email address I'll contact them for you. There used to be a NZ Society but it closed a few years ago. Dennis
  5. Hi Dan. You should try to go to Paul McKeown's open day in Watford on August 3rd. Hthe CPS website e has a superb collection including many rarities. Details on the CPS website ( under events. Dennis
  6. Hi just a reminder that my open day is on Sunday July 7th from 10am to 5pm at 13 Stella Road, Paignton, Devon TQ3 1BH. Lots of plants for sale in aid of the CPS Conservation Fund with 25% off for CPS members. Refreshments and light lunch provided. cheers Dennis
  7. Hi the CPS has been working with the Dorset Ecology Group several years to clear S. purpurea from a bog near Wareham in Dorset where it has become very invasive and is threatening native bog plants. The original intention of the land owner was to apply glysophate and kill the lot but was persuaded to allow the Society to remove plants and many hundred (perhaps thousands) have already been removed. The Eden Project took several hundreds. Several patches are being retained on the site for research purposes. We are meeting with the Dorset Ecology Group again on Thursday 27th June to continue with this . minorwork and to remove flowers from the remaining patches. In addition to the purpureas there are large quantities of native sundews and an adjacent large pond has U. minor in abundance. We are looking for volunteers to help with this work so if you could make it please PM me. cheers Dennis Balsdon
  8. Welcome to the forum Nick. You might like to go to Paul McKeown's open day in Watford on Aug 3. Details here: Dennis
  9. Hi thought you might like a pic of d. modesta v donaldii. Enjoy. Dennis
  10. Hi There are two parts to the AGM: the first is concerned with Society business (receiving committee reports, voting for committee members/trustees, changes to the governing document/subscription rates etc); the second consists of talks on various aspects of CPs including cultivation, habitats etc and the auction. The first part is restricted to members for obvious reasons. The second is open to anyone. Dennis
  11. Hi Matthew has a huge range/number of plants available. He will not run out. Dennis
  12. Mrs Bell hasn't appealed.
  13. Mrs Bell has been removed as Chair of the CPS and events organiser. She has not been removed as a member. Dennis
  14. Hi Stephen you won't have received more recent Planta Carnivora because your CPS membership expired in August 2016. The latest edition is with the graphic designer prior to going to print. Dennis