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  1. I'd go with root rot.Was it the european hummers? if so mine did the same end of last year,i left it alone all winter and spring,nothing happened.I was pulling it out to plant another ceph in the pot and found little green shoots about 5mm down,so just chucked the soil back on,now its back with about 5 new growth points.
  2. my temperate pings are going dormant too,don't worry
  3. Hello Shaun,      i will pack your seeds and post them on tuesday after the bank holiday.

    paypal is at [email protected]            the total is £6     many thanks and please let me know when they arrive, please send me your full address too.

    best regards,


  4. A lot depends on the heat.They go dormant even earlier if it gets too hot and start to grow again in autumn when it cools down sometimes. My pings are mostly going or gone dormant now but a few are still growing but much more slowly now,getting ready for dormancy.
  5. they'll be fine,leave them alone until next year. they can stand frost too. when they grow some new pitchers next year,repot them after 2or 3 pitchers.
  6. get as many water butts as you can! you can soon run dry if you're not careful. One butt is no good,it won't last long in a dry spell
  7. Please tell me you're not a councillor . I,m in wisewood
  8. Where abouts in S.Yorks? i'm in sheffield
  9. Do they get frosted? i think some form the flowers in the autumn/winter hibernacula so they can flower early in spring,they need a good cold period. Mine flower every year and are also grown in peat/perlite. last thought, are they really p.grandiflora?
  10. what seeds? how long have they been sown? have they been stratified first?
  11. depends on where you grow,if you can provide the right light and heat,you can grow most things.No heat in the greenhouse so i stick to temperate plants
  12. i blame the wife,she bought the first sarracenia for me,------------26 years ago!
  13. I have a couple of these i rescued from vacant properties,they are great for small plants and seedlings. Good use of limited space too,the covering will last a couple of seasons.
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    Change can be a good thing, but to change something just because you can doesn't mean its a good thing. If it 'aint broken don't fix it!
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    i'll give you that one Alexis,carry on doing good and seeing both sides
  16. could have been a tortrix moth catipillar,there is a lot about again this year
  17. I know what you mean.I only used to grow species and location plants, but the bad winter 7 or 8 years ago changed my thinking. i now grow plants that grow well in my conditions,still some species and hybrids from seed. Conservation is a great idea,they are reintroducing some species around the world now.Some people are for it,some against, but i doubt they will ever do it with our sarracenia.
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    Les and i had a private pm over his worries about this man. i did go round to the address he gave me,which is not the one that was posted as a photo on here. I have checked him and he was convicted of fraud in 2007,i will look for the article and post it on here when i find it,unless that is against forum rules now. Its a good job some of us have the guts to say what we feel and give a bit of balance to a increasingly one sided forum. Soon you will only have the YES people left,will the owners be happy then?
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    I have not slung any mud,nor held a kangaroo court. This person has cropped up again and been brought to our attention. If one thing bothers me,it is people being conned with cp's, i really hate this,yes it has happened to me,so i know how it feels and the people responsible will pay one way or another. Take that how you want! I will always name and shame anyone who does this anywhere i can. If this forum allows me to do so,in a talk about anything topic area. If not,then the CPS has changed the forum from what it used to be. And i don;t want any part of it, if it is