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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...
  3. 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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    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.
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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...
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    Cephalotus " Red Monster "

    Great looking dark clones dimitar and very nice plants. Only ever grown, indeed even seen, the typs. If you ever have some spare 'bits' I'd like to give them a go! Grown typ for 20 odd years, always found it fairly easy if a bit susceptible to the occasional grey mould if kept too wet over the colder months.
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    Rainwater issue

    It'll probably be fine. I collect both from my greenhouse roof and house roof. Later marley tiles and plastic downpipes. The house roof is slightly higher tds. Can be a bit more dusty too at times but I've never had any problems using it for my CPs. tds usually 20 to 30 compared to less than 20 off the greenhouse.
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    M. "millennium magic witchcraft"

    Incredible flower! Never seen anthing this black - most 'black' flowers seem to be very dark purple.
  14. Couldn't agree more. One of my favourite nurseries closed last year (massive range of unusual tomatoes, peppers, herbs, etc every year but few tropicals). Redeveloped and now reopened as a modern garden centre! Big shop, big cafe, lots of tat, but few houseplant (expensive, £30 for a small nep) and limited range of outside stuff - trained trees for £300!! I went once to look - will never go again. The others have gone 'Whyvale' with just two independents left, both doing very limited houseplants as they have to compete with the chains on the tat :-(
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    Lost posts

    You're paying for this service Richard? They should be paying you! We all know you're trying your best so good luck with getting it stable again. We'll all be waiting to chip in.
  16. True! The rest are watching the ICPS posts on facebook leading up to the conference. Pure CP porn?
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    Got the t-shirt for doing this in the past too. Also leaving the small pump on in my outside butt that I use for transferring water into the greenhouse. Result, empty butt and burnt out pump.....
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    Fake vft or not

    If you want typical vft seed I'll send you some for a sae! They'll be open pollinated so could be pollen from any of my 30 odd types but the mother plants are typs (these are the ones I don't notice setting seed in all my sarras). They will be freshly collected on the day I put in your envelope though.
  19. Some double sided 'gorilla tape'? It's a pain to get off afterwards but you can and it'll probably work.
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    Brown Patches on Pitcher Problem

    Looks like a bit of heat damage to me? After the last few weeks of a UK summer some of my CPs not looking their best either (plus less than ideal watering as I was away for 4 weeks). As normal programmes resume the plants normally pick up.
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    Sarracenia Gluttony

    Normal with plants outside! Never seen a pitcher not full and rotting by the end of the season - guess this is why they grow new ones each year... Learn to love it - a sign of well fed plants. Wasps are worse as they can sometimes chew their way out!!
  22. Thanks & apols - knocked out quickly on my phone, should have fully spelled it!
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    Any Saving my Darlingtonia?

    Looks like it'll not be much of a looker for the rest of this year! Should come back fine next. Not sure what your infestation was but if you can put the plant outside the birds will strip them off fairly quickly.
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    Dead Darlingtonia

    Try potting up into a bigger pot (any colour!). Darlingtonia have quite a wandering root system. Give it room and they thrive. Small plants in tiny pots is not the way to successfully grown these. They're quite happy outside too.