Brendan

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  1. Unfortunately, there's always someone who is a whining bugger and will complain about air being too pure. It ultimately ruins both the hobby and community and is very sad indeed. I've never dealt with OP, but I hope with time you find the spark again. Take care Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. As is said in the medical profession, common things are common. It's good to know about this fungus but unless it's proven then the most likely explanation is what has been given en masse. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. How tall is tall? It can't be over 6ft without planning permission. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. However, Dave has not asked a question in this post and I fail to see how pictures of his plants will prove a point. Both Dave and Fred are giving advice on their own experiences which are completely subjective - so fair enough. OP simply wants to know how to improve his Regia so instead of blowing smoke into the fire, why don't we offer further advice or well wishes. This is exactly why experienced growers leave the forum. Good luck OP, sounds like it's working mate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Stephen's been here since the start of the forum and is arguably one of the biggest contributors to the entire CP community. It's sad not having his expertise here ultimately due to the petty comments of the few. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    VFT question

    Hi Jim. If you feel that the plants are rather weak, you generally shouldn't trigger the traps unnecessarily as it expends energy - unless you're feeding of course. As long as they're receiving plenty of light they'll come on well. BW. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hi Jim, Welcome to the forum! I think they look like they've come from a DIY shop but not to worry - I'm sure you'll have them in tip top condition by summer. In addition, I live in Durham so if you need a hand repotting or want some new plants I have quite a few for sale. BW, Brendan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hi Danny, As Oliver said, it's not advised to plant them all together. You can plant the Sarracenia together in a pot certainly and they will grow outside if you wish. VFTs have never grown well for me outside, only when in a greenhouse. The Sarracenia don't need to be in a propagator, they will likely be more prone to rot. You won't need t4 lights on any of the plants if they are in a sunny south facing window. Purchasing a CP care book would be a great investment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Agreed, unfortunately your plant appears to be fit for the composter. But as Fred says, tug off the pitcher leaves to expose the rhizome of the plant. You'll expose the woody rhizome. If you scratch into the rhizome there may be some signs of life - it will appear white inside. If all of the rhizome is brown then the plant is confirmed as deceased. Rip. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Mendel's law applies only to monogenic inheritance. This simply means that a trait is defined by one single gene. Not all genes are inherited in such a fashion, and are more commonly inherited polygenically, which means more than one genes interact together. It might be that inheritance in the Nepenthes genus is inherited in such a way - creating a normal distribution curve as manders explains above. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. You're a lucky man to get a bonus greenhouse with a new house - must be very exciting for you. The plants will be much happier outside so that they can rest over winter. It also gives you some windowsill space (for more plants ) In regards to heating, I currently have a polytunnel which has been unheated since I got it and for the most part I've been fine. I'm getting a greenhouse shortly and was considering some heating myself in order to keep it above freezing but I'm not sure! Sorry I can't help you very much with that one.
  12. You're doing exceedingly well, congratulations! Have you made any plans RE dormacy? (Sorry if I've missed a topic)
  13. My D filiformis are the most hardy drosera in the poly tunnel. They've lasted 5 years of neglect and still increase in number despite losing the majority of my binata. The poly tunnel is un-heated and frequently freezes. I have no idea about the soil moisture but I imagine they have been sitting in water during winter. Good luck, I know how frustrating it can get when you can't figure out what you're doing wrong.
  14. I'm sort of in the same position of returning to the hobby after over 5 years so I completely understand how you've felt! Looks like a great step in the right direction, congratulations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. A big thanks to you and your family for the hospitality yesterday Stephen - it was a lovely day. The other half also loves her first ever Pinguicula - the challenge is now keeping it alive!!!!