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  1. 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
  2. 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
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    Dead Darlingtonia

    Small pots also heat up much quicker than larger pots
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    big darlingtonia

    All bits are spoken for Terry,sorry
  5. some pictures of one plant this year,first two are of a 60odd cm pitcher,last one is 31 inches,nearly 80cm and still opening and growing.
  6. its opening up a bit now,this was taken a few days ago and its grown more
  7. Tidlers! the lot of 'em. i have one at 31 inches tall this year.
  8. To anyone who bought some of my temperate pinguicula gemmae. The ones sold as p.apuana may be p.grandiflora. Please let me know anyone who does get p.apauna from them, i would like some back. I have lost my parent plant,cooked by the heat! and the ones left in the pot are p.grandiflora and p.vulgaris! I think the mice that ate my sarracenia seed have been moving and eating these too, my white flowered p.balcania has been nibbled and died. So please accept my apologies for this mix up. ada
  9. To anyone who bought some of my temperate pinguicula gemmae. The ones sold as p.apuana may be p.grandiflora. Please let me know anyone who does get p.apauna from them, i would like some back. I have lost my parent plant,cooked by the heat! and the ones left in the pot are p.grandiflora and p.vulgaris! I think the mice that ate my sarracenia seed have been moving and eating these too, my white flowered p.balcania has been nibbled and died. So please accept my apologies for this mix up. ada
  10. Minus 6 to minus 8 is regular now,the lowest temperature was minus 16 in a really bad winter about 2010, all my plants survived that,that are growing now. but i did lose over 70 plants that winter.
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    why bother?

    never used tapitalk what ever that is
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    why bother?

    i have tried three times now,once to answers a topic and once to message the person directly,lastly to post a new topic about it,all failed. what the hell is going on? ada
  13. I have tried to answer a topic today but the forum won't post my answer. I have also tried messaging the person too,same outcome the forum just wont accept my message either. lets see if i can post a new topic! ada
  14. Hello Robert, dodgey peat can also cause these symptoms too. some suppliers add fertilizer or broken bags with additives in so they don't waste anything and mix it up and re-bag it. I would have thought if they were straight when you left,they would be showing aphids on them. Aphids hiding in the crown would affect them earlier and not let them grow straight from the start ada
  15. Hello Robert, dodgey peat can also cause these symptoms too. some suppliers add fertilizer or broken bags with additives in so they don't waste anything and mix it up and re-bag it. I would have thought if they were straight when you left,they would be showing aphids on them. Aphids hiding in the crown would affect them earlier and not let them grow straight from the start ada
  16. Hello Robert, dodgey peat can also cause these symptoms too. some suppliers add fertilizer or broken bags with additives in so they don't waste anything and mix it up and re-bag it. I would have thought if they were straight when you left,they would be showing aphids on them. Aphids hiding in the crown would affect them earlier and not let them grow straight from the start ada
  17. All mine survived in an unheated greenhouse,again for the 27th year! It never gets cold in London,does it. I have a few for sale that are tough as old boots take a look in the sales area
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    Sad ceph's

    blocky, its happened to mine too,but they are in large 8-9 inch pots. Last year the european hummers was hammered,i left it until september and was going to use the pot to pot on a smaller ceph.when i pulled out the old compost i found 7 small growth points just below the surface,so i just put it back,its fine now just smaller. years ago my smaller cephs in little pots all died when they were frozen for a while. A couple of days you might get away with if you're lucky. ada
  19. do i see 2 tiny roots just forming? i wouldn't be happy with that but i'm not surprised either. It gives me an idea how much i can charge for a leuco var alba #1 from steffan Lenssen. It will grow,but the first two seasons the pitchers will be like grass i reckon ada
  20. looks more like a black mini banana :)
  21. heated? that's a luxury most of us don't have,mine are frozen solid,i cant even lift the pots out of the trays. Yours will be fine,some of mine might die but i doubt it