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  1. First of all, and I know that many people don't agree, but I would stay well clear of perlite when growing VFT's. All my VFT's grown in perlite suffer and do not do as well as those with sand. So, if all the other plants that you brought are doing ok I would suggest a change of potting medium and a spray of Provado to count out aphids, etc. Regards Alex.
  2. Welcome Paul, feel free to ask as many questions as you like, there are many people here who will be happy to help. Regards Alex.
  3. You'll be building a greenhouse before you know it :)
  4. Thanks for posting some great photos. So is the Green Swamp a nature preserve? I have a var cupurea from Pender Co, a very nice plant. Alex
  5. Yeah, add water, but so much that the pitcher topples over. Leave expose to rain and that will d it for you. Cheers Alex
  6. No problems for help, am here often so feel free, but lots of members here will be able to help out. Cheers Alex.
  7. Ah, man! Red Mars was on my wish too! So it's just any old red plant only with a different label? Alex.
  8. Hi Trish Thanks for the comments. As Alexis said, they like it a little warmer and last year was a harsh winter. Can I ask why your minors were out of the greenhouse? All my Sarracenia grow under glass, apart from one or two in a barrell. Leave them to grow in the greenhouse and they'll be fine. Regards Alex.
  9. Yuri, have you considered that in Italy, the sun is much stronger than here in the UK, which will have a different effect on the plant? Honestly, don't be disappointed, I believe that you have the true S flava "Goldie", from the photo's you posted, I would be surprised if it wasn't. After all, there is no evidance that there even is a fake "Goldie" plant doing the 'rounds Alex.
  10. If its not Goldie, them its doing a good impression of it. Alex.
  11. I'm going to have get me a Bee house, great idea. I try and rescue bee's when I find them with a piece of string that they seem to climb up and fly free, then they can be caught with a glass and post card and released. Alex.
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    Great looking plant Ada. Cheers Alex.
  13. Hi Trish Welcome to the forum. Regards Alex.
  14. Insect Eaters is a poor relation to the original 1986 Insect Eating Plants and How to Grow Them. I still use the original for the information that Slack gives. Cheers Alex.
  15. Yeah, I'd say it was fine, looks very healthy. It would be doubtful that that your plant was wild collected, taking into account of their natural location, vary far from you. I would most likely say that it was tissue cultured, probably from Holland. To my knowledge, there is no way of telling if the plant has come from TC or otherwise. Enjoy it, its a great plant. Cheers Alex.
  16. Well done Alistair and Jenny, the new site looks great, I've emailed you about a VFT. Cheers Alex.
  17. Well done Andy, more room for some new plants. Was it easy to move into place? Cheers Alex.
  18. Nice plants Martin. This is my first year with Goldie, not had it over winter yet though so will have to wait. Regards Alex.
  19. I have a few deformed pots and its nothing to worry about. However, I would disagree with Ada, I've repotted a few plants that I thought needed it, or a plant that I have brought or swapped, and all have been fine, I've never worried about what time of year it is. Go with whatever you feel is best for your plants. Alex.
  20. Good looking plants. For the VFT, I know this isn't what most growers would say, but VFT's don't like perlite. I read in Slack's book that he never used it, and recently when I've used it, I've seen a decline in health of the plants in my collection. Could be worth repotting it and use some lime free sand. Cheers Alex.
  21. I believe that the word “cultivar” is the generally accepted term when describing a plant that is of a cultivated variety and has been named and registered in accordance with the steps set out by Marcel. I take Mantrid’s point, but it would confuse everyone if the term suddenly changed, meaning that only plants with the extra “registered” were in fact what has previously been described as a “cultivar”. No plants that are just bigger should be given cultivar status over plants that are just slightly smaller. There is room for that type of thing on your own individual grow lists, you can describe them in however way you so choose, but they are not worth registration. I have been growing plants for as long as I can remember but so far I have not managed to find a plant that I feel is worth of cultivar status, maybe other growers should be more critical? Alex.
  22. You should never write anything on the label that you're unsure of, but to bring this 'round in circles again, if the plant was sold to you as one thing, until you have proof that its not, then keep the original description. As far as anyone can tell, this Ceph isn't NOT Big Boy, so keep it as is until you are 100% sure its not. It seems to me that as much confusion can arrise when growers start swapping labels and descriptions around on the hearsay of other growers. Do you have a real reasont that this seller is dishonest? Regards Alex.
  23. How many forums are there here in the UK?