Dunc

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  1. Many cacti will survive sub-zero as long as they are completely bone dry. I overwinter a few in my greenhouse and I only keep it frost free - zero deg C if I can, once or twice minus a few!
  2. The first time my Epiphyllum oxypetallum flowered this was all I saw! The bud opened much quicker than I expected and I only saw the morning after. Your selenicerios looked good with so many flowers at once.
  3. Stunning! How long did the flowers stay open? Plus, what was the smell like? I've grown other night flowering (All 'Queen of the night's:-) ) cacti but never this one. How many years till next time now!!
  4. Welcome from a fellow Hampshire grower. Be warned, nobody stops at their first three CPs! The sarracenia and dionea should stand in a few cm of rainwater, but not the nepenthes, just keep that damp. Plus, given them plenty of light. Good growing.
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    Wilted brown lid

    Image works - looks a bit frazzled on the edges. Whilst damp at the pot it could be a bit too dry up at the top. You could try a bigger pot and/or something larger to stand it in as a water tray? What temperatures in its location? My greenhouse can clear 40 deg C occasionally in summer and as long as they're stood in water the sarracenia have no problems.
  6. What's the weather doing! Was in Rome, in the rain, a few weeks ago! Here, in parts of SE UK we've had little rain for a couple of months now - my RO is in operation already as my rainwater is running low already........
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    Drosera roots

    If you've space it will appreciate a bigger pot. If not it'll not come to any harm in the pot it's in.
  8. Hybrid! You can see some parentage but can only 'guess' at what it might be. Best to label as GC hybrid and just enjoy.
  9. Looks like a normal plant to me - when you see rotundifolia growing wild there's quite a variation in size etc. With s bit more sun it should colour up a bit too.
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    Drosera roots

    Completely normal, all binata have almost as much under the surface as they have on top! Some of mine are in 12 inch pots and the roots pack the pots.
  11. Oh, definitely tropical then! I keep my neps in my conservatory - temp down to 10 C min in winter. I'd put bubble up permanently in your g/h - will keep it more stable, maybe a double layer on the north side. Will act as shading a bit in summer too.
  12. I use the big bubble stuff and can keep my 13 by 8 frost free with just a 30w tube heater in all but the worst weather. Have a bigger heater when needed but didn't have to use it at all this winter. The insulation stays up all year on the north side. You've less volumn but a higher surface area to volumn ratio so you'll have to see what works depending on what you mean by tropical plants. I'm happy to go down to about zero C. How much sun you get, what you have in as a heat sink, how exposed, etc will all differ. A smaller greenhouse can be less temperature stable and cool down rapidly.
  13. I have an oregon scientific weather station with a number of remote temperature/humidity sensors. One of these is in the greenhouse, another in the conservatory. Work well most of the time - the greenhouse one did fail after 18 months but was replaced under warranty. Can see al the details from the console that is wall mounted in the kitchen - takes upto 10 sensors if needed.
  14. I could hold out no longer! A second greenhouse is now in the rebuild to house the expanding CP (and clivia) collections. Picked up a second hand robinsons 10 by 8 for the pricely sum of £10. Currently regasketing as I rebuild before moving into position. May do one half of the roof in clear polycarbonate for various reasons. Anyone know where you can get this for the best price?