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  1. i always sow temperate p[ng seed as soon as it is ripe. Some seed always germinate in the same season ,giving them a head start. The rest will germinate naturally the following spring.
  2. That,s a great show Phil,will you pollinate them?
  3. You will also have to spray the plants against greenfly attack ( it will happen)the outdoor growing season is much shorter too. One last thing,are those lumps of limestone around the plants?,most carnivorous plants hate lime.
  4. The sun was my biggest problem,it dried the rock out too much especially when it was windy.my garden gets sun all day,so unless I put it in a bucket full of water,I was constantly playing catch up watering the plants so they didn't, t burn in hot weather.I suppose you could set up a small solar pump now to do the job for me.
  5. you could try and remove the covering compost a bit,what have you got to lose?
  6. Cephalotus seed is notoriously difficult to germinate for some people(me included) it can take months to years! D.Muscipula should germinate in six weeks or so,i have had six year old seed germinate like cress,even my kids grew these from pollination to maturity without any help. D,anglica is the same,sarracenia seed if stratified should be the same. the only thing reading your post i would never do is , never cover any carnivorous plant seeds with anything! not even a light dusting as you say
  7. i have tried growing pings on large lumps of limestone. I drilled half inch diameter holes in them with a drill,filled this with peat and put the hibernacula in this. They grew quite well but watering them was a problem for me in the sun. Even standing them in large saucers of water was a problem in full sun,so i gave up. I have moved all my temp pings outside now,just covered by a metal mesh box i made to stop the birds,they only get limited direct sun now so i may try again with the limestone lumps ada
  8. Those are great results!!!!! did you feed them? Its always very rewarding to see other growers doing really well with seed grown plants originally supplied by me. thanks for showing your excellent results
  9. They should germinate around the same time.Are they getting the same amount of light? My sarracenia seed germinated early this year,except for two pots.these were not quite as well lit as the rest,so I moved them into direct sun.A couple of weeks later they germinated fine. Slight differences can make all the difference!
  10. o.k,no greenhouse and bad weather explains the poor growth,
  11. It's very late to be growing its first pitchers? Even mine have been open for weeks now. It also looks like they need more light to me. It looks like the first pitcher has grown up into another pitcher to bend like that.
  12. good, it can make them very "green" and prone to botrytis over winter if they don't use the fertilizer in their system
  13. You must have been feeding them to get that big in 12 months! Splitting them now is fine,they will bounce back in late summer/autumn and be settled in for next spring
  14. Both are very easy to grow,but the drosera will more than likely lose its dew on the leaves due to the dry atmosphere in a house. The purpurea has water in its pitchers so can cope better and stood in water too helps more
  15. Try the sarracenia purpura venosa,my mother in law has grown one on a north facing window cill for years,once they acclimatise to dryer in door conditions they are fine
  16. I sow all my seed at christmas/new year,except pings which I sow fresh in summer
  17. Keep the trays high up in strong light ,keep warm and wet and you can,t really go wrong with fresh/stratified seeds of any of the common species
  18. Good to see some fossils too,but sarracenias,hate lime! Are fossils in limestone?
  19. any pictures of the trays? drosera and pings seeds are like dust and any seedlings are tiny when first germinated.
  20. Just had some seeds germinate from this location
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