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About jimothy

  • Birthday 09/05/1978

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    Cardiff, UK (Zone 9)
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    Bonsai, Kiteflying, CPs

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  1. Anyone know if the controllers supplied with GH1 (specifically on PS2, if platform makes a difference) are compatible with GH2, GH3 etc, or have they added new features for the newer games? Many thanks, Jim
  2. If you haven't read it already, you might like to check out "Raw Spirit" by Iain Banks - a very enjoyable read about a whisky tour he took around scotland, and other general musings. Chapter two deals with Islay's distilleries, so you can do some reading before you begin your "research".
  3. The white sap suggests a euphorbia species, the closest I can think of is E. caput-medusae, which is a pretty close match, but it may not be this one, as the euphorbia genus is simply mind-bogglingly huge! http://www.collectorscorner.com.au/Cacti/L...es/JCPFS146.JPG
  4. Could you please get in touch to sort out this problem

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  6. Yes, they're great. Unfortunately, I think a some of those were taken on an open day, and show houses which are not normally open to the publc.
  7. Hi all, might be leaving it a bit late, but on Saturday, as a birthday treat, my other half is taking me to Kew for the day. this will be my first visit, and I don't expect to be able to see everything, so was wondering what bits you'd say fell into the "not to be missed" category... cheers, Jim
  8. Actually, that photo makes the red look much brighter than it really was - the effect of the lighting, I suspect. At all times the red is a bit more "meaty" than the bright scarlet shown. lol - it'll be a long time before i'm at that stage, Giu, as my plant is only a (fairly) recently rooted cutting itself... I'm fairly sure there will be other people around that might be in a better position to help you, though ;)
  9. Hi there, having just got my broadband up and running again, after a month without it, I thought I'd share with you this composite picture of my first pitcher on my recently-acquired 'Lady Pauline'. The peristome is getting darker and more intense by the day, it seems, and has changed a bit in the few days since that last picture was taken... disregard the "other" pitcher in the last photo - that's a stray from my ventrata (which, BTW, is currently producing hopeful-looking seedpods after being fertilised a week or so ago ) cheers, Jim
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    Will do once my internet connection's back up - I'm currently having to pillage time on other people's PCs just to try and work out what my problem is....
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    Hi there, yesterday I noticed for the first time a cluster of flower buds appearing from within the folds of the latest leaf of one of my Neps. It's very early days, I know, but the buds appear to be slightly ovoid, rather than spherical, which I believe indicates it a female plant. If anyone has male neps in (or about to) flower, could they please pm me with details, and hopefully we can sort out a pollen-for-seeds swap. The plant in question is my beautiful N. x ventrata, with lovely burgundy pitchers: Cheers, Jim
  12. I suspect that they would prefer a more free-draining mix, and obviously you'll need to provide nutrients, too. Once the plant is established, I'd be inclined to pot up a couple of sizes, into a good quality compost.
  13. Nope, not packets or bushes - peanut plants are herbaceous annuals, I believe (at least in temperate regions they are, though they might be longer lived in warmer climes - not sure). They are, of course, not a true nut, either - but rather a legume, so think of them more as a dry pea or bean...
  14. What about your bag of peat? Could be the peanut was "planted" in that before you used it to fill the pot... As proof of the ID, here's a pic of a deliberately planted peanut: http://www.lifenut.com/blog/wp-content/upl...8/04/peanut.jpg They're interesting plants to grow, as once pollinated, the flower stalk turns downwards and buries itself in the earth so that the fuits develop underground (hence the alternative name).