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  1. i think they have done away with it bill
  2. 50/50 peat and perlite is fine for most species but some do like lime in the mix. I don't think p.primuliflora would survive your winter without any heating. P.grandiflora will grow well,and there are 4 flower coloured forms
  3. it depends on where you keep them in the greenhouse, if you keep them on the floor by the open door,where it is cooler and gets the benefit of the cooling draught, they can be grown successfully. Place them where they get the early morning sun while it is still cool. if they are in full sun,all day everyday,eventually the heat will kill them.Why not grow them outside?
  4. A lot of the refusal of the post office to accept plants for postage is down to people claiming compensation in the past for "dead" plants,so now the knee jerk reaction is not to accept them at all, as before just lie!
  5. i gave up Nigel,you can put them on a gallery easy,but you have to make them smaller for anything else i think ada
  6. As Nigel says,you can send them in the EU, the post office just don't want to,so say you can't. simple answer is lie through your back teeth,tell them its a t shirt or stuff you sold on e-bay,door knobs,anything but plants much less hassle. ada
  7. Nigel, there is probably confusion,professional nurseries like yourself provide a great service, I myself have always had great service from you and can't fault you, but some small growers that only sell a few spare plants see an opertunity to make a fast buck at someones expense. ada
  8. i don't grow utrics, but i have had this experience with temperate pinguicula. THAT is being sold something as one species and it turns out to be another when you get it to maturity and it flowers. It is very annoying! All i can say is do your homework on any seller,ask for pictures of plant and flowers,how long they have been growing the plant,who or where did they get it from. One of the growers who mis-sold me a plant didn't give a stuff about selling the wrong plant but i have a long memory! if he tries to sell again i will be watching and remind others of his ways.There is
  9. first of all,its not a species, Its a hybrid,that is a cross between two species if you're lucky. It could be a complex hybrid,that involves multiple crosses of different species or hybrids. A flower colour might help decide what the parentage could be but unless you ask the person you got it from you will never be sure. saying that,i'd go for something involving s.minor and s.purpurea ada
  10. It is on one of the top shelves with the sarra seedlings,if the sun shines they full sun. right beside the door for good ventilation too
  11. Hi, i don't know about different populations living longer than others. I only grow one p.lusitanica ,originally from Stephen Morley . I had the original plants for 18 months easily, some survived around 2 and a half years,the seed from these is still going now and these are two years old now. I don't think my cold damp conditions are ideal for this species but it keeps going,perhaps feeding it might make it grow longer but its in with the sarracenia and has to take its chances. ada
  12. this old question again? we are in England, not America where they grow naturally. We grow them in a different set up,learn from many peoples years of experience, i don't want to be the one that says "told you so" in a year or two. ada
  13. grandiflora does need a cold rest period,to help it flower.If its too warm over winter it will eventually die. they can stand being frozen solid will do it good and won't kill it
  14. Most plants sold in super markets are easy to grow with the most basic of information,they are plants every grower learns on. You should be able to google enough info on it to keep it alive for a while,even though its the wrong time of year really. Just look up info,it really is very easy to do without making yourself look daft
  15. You won't have much luck on Mars,perhaps moon dust would be better and speed up their growth ada
  16. straight out of the sky mine,tried duckweed but it lost to the green stuff
  17. I get stuff like that too and worst,if left i can pull lumps out the are like liver! i get the sun all day,if it shines and it does get very warm in the summer
  18. directed in the right direction? its a carnivorous plant forum ffs! not even a post about how do i keep my vft alive or my capenensis has no dew why? i think someone joined the wrong forum, they need guiding out of the backdoor ada
  19. can the mods or admin do something about new members posting crap! seriously we don't need bombarding with rubbish ada
  20. i think that's your problem,nothing in moss at all,no trace elements,no minerals nowt! they are starving. its only a drosera that usually is a weed in collections but give it a chance and pot it in something with a bit of substance ada
  21. Martin,i think its a poor year for leuco pitchers this year,lots of flowers in spring has used all their energy i think,
  22. i just got some that was on offer,but it said it would last 25years. 2 inch screws are a bit big,i'd go with 1 1/2 inch
  23. quarter inch plywood base,3 or 4 inch wide timber for the sides then line it with pond liner