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  1. temperate pinguicula need to be grown outside! they will grow inside but long term it will do them harm and eventually lead to death. They form premature hibernacula when they get too warm,they will resume growth again when it cools down but this is at the expense of the plants energy reserves and it will be smaller and then when winter comes it might not have the reserves to survive until spring. They need to be outside
  2. As Rob says,were they covered at all? They Don, t need covering.I throw vft seed on my sarra pots and they germinate fine in full sun and take the heat of a greenhouse and are probably drier than Yours too. The wet compost gives them enough humidity,fresh air around them will prevent rot or mould in full sun.
  3. Pictures will help us,it could be a pest in the soil eating the roots.It could be the wrong type of compost? There are many reasons
  4. Always works for me,never had a failure this way
  5. I have a red stripe x leah w and the flower is yellow,so I would say it comes more from the leah w parent
  6. take any plastic bag/covers off the seeds. they dont need them at all. Fresh air circulating around the seeds is best,especially if you use new compost. I always use old compost for seeds where the natural balance of the soils bacteria/mould etc doesn't show any sudden growth or blooms to affect the seeds
  7. I have only very rarely had sarracenia send up a second flower,if the first is removed. It could happen if the plant is multi crowned I suppose but not from the same crown. VFT,s on the other hand will send up numerous flower stalks if you remove the first one
  8. you can select them out easily
  9. I think 2 years is a bit young,unless you are growing them under lights and feeding them? Also everybody likes different colours/hybrids,shapes etc,so you are only going to get that shown in a poll,or only the thoughts of people that can be bothered to vote, just enjoy your own selections ada
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    deep breathe in,and out. Did you read my earlier post at all?
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    Plenty of growers sell their spare plants on here or on line.New members usually have to wait a month I think before they can see the sales section.Admin might change this with the things that are going on now,so long as the seller's can provide plant passports in line with present guide lines on selling on line
  12. Very nice,not at all jealous. Alright then I am
  13. FredG removed himself from the forum,and set up his own. He got the virus that killed a lot of his darlingtonia,i haven't seen him for over a year so not sure what he's got left ada
  14. I believe she had problems with her husband and marriage .I,m not sure but I think she gave up with the plants,it would be nice if she sited things out and let us know if she is O. K
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    only the brown crispy bits
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    its totally natural for the pitchers to die off from the top,the plant is re absorbing the nutrients from the leaves for the energy to flower,cut off any brown,dry crispy bits but leave the green leaves alone. Sorry it upset you when it caught flies but this is what they are designed to do,this is how they get their food. They digest the flies they catch to grow and flower ada
  17. Gaz,if the planters are dry and warm,then silicone will do the job very well. leave them in the house for a good few hours then seal them and let the silicone go off and wait until the smell is gone. they should be fine then.
  18. Sphagnum likes wet conditions to grow well,ceph grow better in more free draining compost with more peat in the mix but not kept too wet I find,just damp is best,at least in my conditions.
  19. I thought it had been repotted,this would explain the boost in growth with some fresh compost and a few more nutrients.
  20. Has the first plant been repotted? It looks a different pot to me from the first immature pitchered plant you showed.
  21. we all need a permit to sell from the u.k to europe over the net
  22. Who knows? The plant health and safety people are unsure of what to tell us.Do we need a plant passport to sell plants or not (over the internet)European growers say it only applies to business,s but the UK ,PHSI people say we need one to sell,unless doing business face to face with th buyer.
  23. Looks very posh Dave,got the seeds in yet?