venusflytrapman

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    Newcastle - UK
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    War of the worlds (wotw), carnivorous plants, fruit bushes, bakery, orchids, bonsai (although I don't have any bonsai yet.)

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  1. What kind of light do they appreciate?
  2. Round here if there is a bog you're going to find it. It grows thinner than other sphagnum and likes dryer conditions. There isn't really any CPs to be found in it. There are also cream ones with orange tops, bright green ones, dark green ones, it has a lot of species the place I visit. I find the moss in ditches dug out probably thousands of years ago where the water has collected and formed a bog in such a way that it is only about 2ft across but stretches right along the side of a reservoir. If I knew so many people liked sphagnum so much I would have taken some photos, I'll do that next time I go if you like.
  3. Yes, Atlanta is more humid. Closer to sea level you see. For a highland truncata, I would have a lower day temp, because it will save you plenty of money. I keep mine at about 23/24c and I am growing all my neps and orchids very well in there. If you have a lowland terrarium, you could also put it in there. It really doesn't have much of a difference, these plants don't seem to even know that one lives on a mountain and one lives on the ground, and from what I have read people have had good results with their highland truncs in lowland conditions.
  4. I remember reading that very fact sheet acually. I found it very informative, and is mainly what inspired me to cultivate it to grow things in.
  5. Yeah, a lower night temperature simulates their natural conditions better, and the air saturates whith water very easily, but I find 15c fine. I get about 80% rh at night, and that should be good enough if lowlanders need between 85-90%, and highlanders can do better in less rh, and as my own rule it must be over 70% at night. As I am speaking my greenhouse is just behind me and I have managed about 65% rh for daytime and my new truncata has been unfurling its leaves and growing its pitchers etc. They are really hardy plants, I wouldn't worry too much about that. There isn't really a need to do anything unless you have such dry air that all humidity is lost after opening the greenhouse for a second.
  6. They should be nicely emerged by about the end of next month, with maybe a couple of leaves, but if you want to see them properly I suggest you see them in the summer time. Although there is the possibilty that cold meltwater will still be keeping them in dormancy for a while longer, but I doubt that.
  7. This reminds me, I'd better write my new blog. Great pictures, thanks for showing us the timeline, I appreciate them :) .
  8. I have only just had my first signs that winter is ending up here, so it is still going to be a while for me.
  9. I used the calculator, and you will get roughly 625 days out of it. About a year and a half, you were right.
  10. At first your sarracenia looked like it was dying!
  11. Is the plant young or old? Such deformities often happen in small plants.
  12. Are those petiolaris complex drosera? They have the same growing conditions of dionaea?
  13. Or just use a dog. Dogs don't tend to dig things up unless they are trying to achieve something, and to stop any chance of that happening get a Jack Russell, they hate water, and dogs don't tend to damage your plants even if they 'help with watering'. Or as Fred said stick to the net. Do your plants ever catch crawling insects on that island? Just a thought if there is any that live with carnivorous plants (I don't know if they would be able to sustain themselves). By the way, is that some form of utricularia in the bottom right corner next to the sink?
  14. He's got him! Haha. Great pictures there. I think I might try doing that, but instead of a picture sequence, a time lapse would be even better. However, my drosera that aren't dormant don't have much dew on the since facing the horror of incandescent lights .
  15. At the moment I am on this site, so that's where I am.