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  1. Beautiful colour. Mine have never gone that dark. Out of interest, what are you using in your blend of orchid compost? Thanks.
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    Wow, fantastic collection. Interested in hearing about the different smells. Would love a echinolabium but hear it is probably the most potent. Thanks.
  3. Beautiful. I will see if I can take some new photo's this weekend. I really need to clean the glass on my coldframe to allow more light and get them to colour properly.
  4. Hi James, I remember buying and trying a load of air pots years ago. Interesting idea, but the bugs just loved them, multistory capsule hotel.
  5. Yes, just no time. I do buy plants occassionally but have been concentrating on orchids and tillandsia's recently. I do miss posting, but have no spare time. My little one is one month now and my oldest 3 years. Amazing how time flies. I do read posts when I can and good to see yours.
  6. Yes, the real deal. Sorry, you may not realise, I am TheFriendlyGiant on eBay and HugoMorse on here.
  7. Yes and yes. I bought mine, very kindly, from Stephen in Jan 2007. You can search my old posts on here :) How is yours doing?
  8. Just looking through my old messages on here. It was a German Giant I traded with aida. I still have the messages from LJ. Reading it, I told her there was a surprise from Samson (on my cats) in there for her. Looking back on my messages, what ever happpened to Melly? I remember she had one of the largest collections of VFT's and set-up her own forum.
  9. I remember she was preparing for her wedding, so, probably had many other things take her time instead. It feels good posting on here, but a very rare occurance. Just no time, especially with an increasing family. I remember when there was a handful of clones of VFT's, etc, and the selection now is amazing. Always amazed at some of the new forms being grown. I tend to log in to look rather than have time to post.
  10. Wow, an old thread that I stumbled on by accident. I gave one to LJ. There is a very funny, but rather cruel, story behind it. One of my cats killed a monstrous spider; you could see all the individual eyes, large and hairy and very long legs. I carefully placed it inside one of the pitchers as if it was crawling out. LJ told me she almost had a heart attack opening it. I was chuckling and hope she did see the funny side. I sincerely hope she is doing well. I remember she was preparing her wedding around then. I used to grow a few varieties of Ceph's but had to cut down on my collection many, many years ago. Luis bought some of me and I see him list spares on eBay occassionally. He has an amazing collection. Other than LJ, I gave one to a French grower, but cannot remember her name now. I may still have the message on here, but do not have time to check. [EDIT] It was aidi on here in August 2008. I was passionate about VFT's and traded for a Coquillage. I did sell a couple on eBay. Having just checked, the same person who bought one of me in 2015 has just purchased another. I would not want to name them for their privacy. Once again, I am having to cut down on my collection, but this time on VFT's again. I have a new baby (my second), so have no time to give the time required to CP's, my orchids and tillandsia's. So, the money from anything is going to good use for my little ones. My TC2 is very special to me. My very first ceph and amazing how different it grows under different conditions (back in the day, I had a terrarium). It grows monster pitchers for me. My only other ceph's are Eden Black, purchased from Stephen in May 2012, and Big Boy, purchased from JohnP on here in July 2008. I cannot part with them.
  11. I spent a lot of money in the past buying Moorland Gold. Full of seeds. You'll spend forever picking out seedlings. Glad to get back to Irish Shamrock.
  12. I used to grow quite a few variaties a long time ago, but only have a very small grow space so downsized considerably to grow other plants. Tank Ceph 2 (sibling to Eden Black), mother plant is from Jan 2007 from Stephen, 3 separate pots. Some large pitchers on my oldest (1" wide and 2" tall). Eden Black, from May 2012 from Stephen, 2 separate pots Big Boy, there are some massive pitchers here but is too dense to measure the largest, from July 2008 from JohnP, 2 separate pots.
  13. Here is Red Piranha from almost one year ago (1st August 2015):
  14. Hi Kieran, The problem with the some of the red's is that there are many clones circulating under the same name. I have had Akai Ryu from several different sources and the difference in how they grow are vast. The same applies with Royal Red; I have never had one that retains the green band around the trap edge. With a form like Bohemian Garnet, Red Fused Petiole, Red Piranha, however, you know the plant you are getting due to its unique characteristics. From my experience, a good clone of Akia Ryu can be a massive grower and Red Piranha can put on excellent size. Bohemian Garnet and Red Fused Petiole are small growing plants for me, but beautiful.
  15. I am working fine, but have a different problem; if I reply to a private message, it makes two posts instead of one.