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  1. It always astounds me how people keep buying from this type of seller.there are many small growers on here that advertise great plants cheaply.But they often get ignored,are they too cheap? Or does a flashy Web site and high prices make plants better? Always read before you spend your hard earned cash,if you can buy local, then you Don,t get issues with weather being too hot or cold and there are no issues about things getting lost in translation.
  2. it does not look like a typical leptoceras to me, google pinguicula leptoceras and look at the images. it looks to have some grandiflora in it to me,some of the seeds on sale are notorious for being mislabelled and or hybrids. i could be wrong and this is only my opinion. ada
  3. its a well grown plant,but are you sure its not a hybrid??
  4. perlite at 2500m high???????
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    CPS Issues

    Morning Stephen, i know people do all the work voluntarily. the comment i made was more at Annette wanting to dissolve the society and give the money to something/somewhere/somebody else. If none on the existing members or commitee were members of this new set up because they hadn't been invited to join or being elected because they hadn't being made aware of this infighting. who would have got the money then?? technically only the members of the new club or society she had made up would be able to share the money out and with her being a trustee,it smells very fishy to me. Iam all for moving forward and modernisation but done properly,if she has nothing to hide why hasn't she provided the evidence or answered any questions put forward? ada
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    CPS Issues

    NOT A LEG TO STAND ON.springs to mind. Anyone who values the society should have nothing to do with her,anyone who thinks they were appointed by her to do a job should resign, they are there illegally. i think she saw the money! A step backwards but the society will come out of it better and stronger.
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    CPS Issues

    Dennis, thank you for taking the time to explain this at length to all the members on here. I have known you and Phil for many years and trust you both without question. The new(old) or ex chair person or woman ,i don't know. She might have good intentions but going about it the way she has,i.e forcing people to resign is wrong. How can she dissolve a society that is prospering? O.K anyone can moan about this or that but it worked. It sounds like it was a bad decision to let her in at all, i can see a point of bringing in new blood to run a newer more modern society but to kick out the very bones that has made it what it is,is wrong. You need some experience behind you when you take over something like this and should be willing to listen to all points of view from everyone and not just bulldozer your own thoughts straight in regardless. ada
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    CPS Issues

    new rules to run the society better are welcome at any time,but who has been accused of what? names please,proof? many of the people who give their time freely are genuine people trying to do a job,many miles apart from others and getting together can be awkward. I'm all for moving forward and modernising but totally against being dictated to by one person or a committee ran by the old friends network when you don't know who is pulling the strings. The problem is anyone who takes any position has to make decisions that won't suit all people,all of the time. Then the bickering starts and that's why anyone with any sense keeps well out of it,so in the end its everyones fault and we get what we deserve. and the answer is NO. ada
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    CPS Issues

    I must have missed the fb post,but would be interested to see what is going off. It's always been good to get things out in the open to stop Chinese whispers and get both sides so everyone gets a fair chance to have their say. Ada
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    Crossing Sarracenia questions

    On the antho free question. it depends on the so called normal parent,if this plant is AF recessive you could get AF plants by crossing it with a totally AF plant. I have a fair few AF recessive plants i have bred myself to cross and back cross with AF plants to get better clones. ada
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    Sarracenia psittacina ID

    Could it be,south side of the okefenokee swamp?
  12. Very nice,won,t be long before its full
  13. still growing mine without any heat at all here in yorkshire as i have for 28 years, I'll let you decide how they cope. ps no neps though. ada
  14. it depends on how much the greenhouse door is open and how much sun you get at this time of year, i can just see a bud forming in the crown of my AF PURP VENOSA LUTEOLA bob hanrahan clone but its always one of the first to flower
  15. Looking great Alexis
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    Have I killed my seeds?

    they will be fine,keep them damp/wet .i'd expect germination in april/may
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    Buying bare rooted plants during dormancy

    do the same as everyone else, buy your plants and learn about them as they grow. Most are very easy to grow given a few basic requirements which can easily be googled or searched . Plants are usually cheaper whilst dormant and much easier to post without damage to the pitchers or leaves too. ada
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    are they under lights? it looks very leggy for a sarracenia seedling. what are the others? weeds?
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    BLACK Sarracenia

    James ellis bought it and moved the plants to a new address,he does grow a lot of the nep thingies though
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    BLACK Sarracenia

    Martin, Aidan did grow in a poly tunnel and his colours were great, the heat is also a factor,which helps with the depth of colour. The plant goes really dark for me too but a twelve foot greenhouse in sheffield by the pennines just isn't the same as down south , I bet in Italy or the south of France it would be a show stopper. ada
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    BLACK Sarracenia

    That.'s a very dark plant Mike. Let me correct you though,the plant you mention from insectanfang was actually bred by me. It is one of 4 plants I grew out from a batch of seed I pollinated,I sent AIDAN a piece to see how dark it would go,my conditions are not perfect for colouring up but this plant showed potential! I will try a piece outside this summer,if we get one nice enough.we get a lot of cloud most summers and our temperatures are,nt great either that,s why we grow undercover to try and get the best from our plants in a very short growing season. AIDAN lives in the USA now,I. M sure he,d let you use the picture if you ask him. ADA
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    Very small Flavas over winter survival

    24 hour lights and fertilzer does make a difference but not everyone can do this. It also does not let the plants get hardened off and you will loose some when they go outside
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    Very small Flavas over winter survival

    they are fine,they can stand a surprising amount of frost without any ill effects. They are also very slow growing from seed,so there is nothing wrong with them size wise. They are in sphagnum which has nothing at all nutrient wise to make them grow better,repot them into peat/perlite and you will see a real growth spurt in the spring and one last thing most sarracenia seedlings look the same in the first year anyway no matter what species they are. ada
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    Any Saving my Darlingtonia?

    Provado can burn plants leaves if left in the sun whilst still wet and it would dry them out like that if left next to an open window in a heat wave.The plant would be much better outside