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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. Nice - how many tubers is that?
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    Carniplants.eu Problem!

    Sadly this seems only too common with CPs via mail order, whether from ebay or even CPUK sales! Supply and demand have created a market place where some see easy money propagating as quickly as possible. Dionea varieties being 'hot' at the moment. I've had some great plants but also a equal number of really poor tidlers. For 10 euro you'd expect good adult plants, for a couple of euro what you got! To me, am I the only one, this is spoiling this 'hobby". Buying what you can see at an open day is far better or from the well known sellers.
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    Bifurcated D Spatulata Flower

    You'll find they can all do this every so often - enjoy the extra flowers!
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    Sarracenia pitchers are really deformed

    Aphids! Look carefully or rub your fingers gentle along and see what comes off.
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    The Carnivorous Plant Society - AGM

    In the diary! Have my card this year, never got one last year...
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    CPS Issues

    True Stephen, and I'd like to hear both sides. But, not on Facebook. I think a members only area should be set up on the society web pages and all the evidence from both parties deposited there for the membershìp to review. As I doubt this will be easily resolved I think it should then be for the membership to decide.
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    CPS Issues

    Might be the best AGM in years if Annette attends! Will be standing room only.....
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    CPS Issues

    Thank you Dennis and Ron for the detailed account of events. Interesting to read, but a bit sad that its come to this position. I do hope it gets sorted swiftly and, like ada, hope the society come out stronger from this. Probably some important actions to address as soon as this is over.
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    CPS Issues

    Thanks for the various responses - hopefully this won't run on Facebook and I invite both sides to present their case to the membership, with supporting evidence, at their earliest opportunity.
  12. There has been a facebook post outlining issues, some serious, within the CPS committee. The post also provided corrective actions that have been proposed. However, the post also indicated that differences of opinion with a number of current committee members. Rather than respond in facebook I thought CPUK may be more appropriate. A) Could the membership be fully informed of the reputed issues? B) I would like to see the views of those accused of bringing the CPS into disrepute? C) I would like to see the proposals in detail for the corrective action with timescales? I've been a member for a long time. I'm as keen as everbody else to see this sorted but transparency and member backing are essential for this, and the society, to suceed. Cheers
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    Sarracenia psittacina ID

    Evening, currently sorting out some of my plants as its been a while since some had much tlc. Have a Sarracenia psittacina that's labelled 'Giant South Side'. Label says I picked it up from a cps meeting in 2004 (it really needs the repotting!). Can't find anthing about this description on line - can anyone help?
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    Orchids at the chalk rag pits

    Must go and see when its flowering time - when did you take the pictures?
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    orchissss on Ebay

    Agree! However, there'll be ones you just will never 'win' - that seems to be the nature of the internet. Best to aim to just minimise the 'damage' they cause and close it out as soon as you can. When they're anonymous some folk are also obnoxious! I've had two of these in my time. Hard not to let it get under your skin though. Good luck...