tom499

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tom499 last won the day on March 26 2018

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    Droseraceae, Lentibulariaceae

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  1. Thanks for the link Corky, some interesting stuff there. I think mine being in a large pot of peat and perlite helped insulate the rhizome from the worst of the cold. I'd be tempted to put it something even bigger as the more space it has the happier it seems to be. I kept it just moist through the winter which may also have helped protect it. It's natural habitat will get fairly cool, but perhaps more importantly quite dry, so maybe withholding water is more important to induce flowering. I certainly wouldn't want to stress the plant in the same way again. It is a shame the garage does not have a window, as I think it might benefit most from a month or so at 5 Celsius with little water. One sweet day I will have a greenhouse with a minimum 5 Celsius temp and these MacGyver antics won't be necessary..
  2. I've had this plant a few years, growing it in an unheated greenhouse and bringing it inside in the winter to avoid freezing temperatures thinking I was doing it a favour. It grew and grew, but never flowered. This winter it got forgotten about and took a tough frost. The leaves died, and I rushed it back inside and hoped that it might recover. You can see the old dead leaves still there. It looks as though the cold shock was beneficial, as it has given me a fantastic display. It has been growing on a windowsill, hence the rather odd inflorescence shapes. IMG_3674 by tom_499, on Flickr IMG_3684 by tom_499, on Flickr IMG_3678 by tom_499, on Flickr
  3. Really drives me round the bend. I thought it had been obvious for a long time now, the best way to manage the natural environment, very often, is to just leave it alone!
  4. I guess the fern will be taking up nutrients from the soil. Could you post a photo, be nice to ID it. Do you know the source of your medium (I'm guessing peat?).
  5. That was quick! Thanks.
  6. Don't suppose anyone recognises this one? 017 by tom_499, on Flickr 020 by tom_499, on Flickr
  7. Suicidal thoughts maybe? 017 by tom_499, on Flickr
  8. Great photos! Sooo many bryophytes
  9. One of my favourite Drosera species, beautiful long tentacles. Recently been moved to a brighter spot, will hopefully colour up more.
  10. Very nice collection.
  11. Looks amazing. Always like seeing Eriophorum angustifolium.