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    Sarra Id?

    You could make it a pedigree mongrel if you don't find out what it is. The lids look interesting, being so flat. Sorry I can't help with IDing. I saw someone posted a key on here a while back. Maybe you could use that if you can find it.
  2. Hm... The rhizome did seem dark coloured, and a little peeling, but when I got it, it was like that, so I assumed it was normal. But there was small green growth around the roots, and one person said that normally when you get plants through the post, the bit above the soil has to die off first so it can grow again.
  3. This is the base of the sarracenia leucophylla. The fungus seems to be gone, but that may just be because I scraped it off.
  4. Fine, give me aminute to find my camera.
  5. Of the fungus? I can't seem to find it. I scraped much of it of when I first saw it, and have just now replaced the top couple of centimetres of peat, and it seems to be gone. The roots look fine, with some small new growth, but all above the soil is brown and shrivelled, dying off.
  6. Just come back from caravaning, and found that the sarracenia leucophylla that I got through the post, not only is dying off (but apparantly this should happen fo it can grow again) but the brown shrivelled stem's bases have a thin white furry coating on them. I suspect this is fungus. As soon as I find somewhere to put it, I'm moving it away from my other, as yet healthy sarracenia. But, for curing the fungus, what should I do? Spray, fire, what? Or, as it needs to die back, if the roots are ok, just cut the stems off? Help!
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    Soil

    I must be in the general then. I simply feed the flies to my pitcher plant. Much more satisfying.
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    Soil

    Is that movie too bloody for a girl then? I must admit, there was ALOT of blood in that movie.
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    Soil

    Thanks. The sarracenia is currently sitting in a pot of rain water I top up pretty much daily. I'll try Homebase. Yes, I am a she. I'm still not quite sure why so many people seem to find that surprising.
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    Soil

    I couldn't get any sphagnum peat, but the guy at the garden centre said Miracle growas ok. But greenben on here said it had too many nutrients in. Yet, the brief day I had my sarracenia in it, the slightly droopy brown bit straightened right up. So, I was thinking, how bad is it if I grow it in Miracle Gro?
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    Soil

    That was a quick reply!
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    Soil

    Ok, once my mum comes back, we're going to the garden centre. So, Irish/German sphagnum moss peat, and perlite? In the ratio 2:1?
  13. It could be a new fashion.
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    Soil

    Thanks, I should be going to a garden centre next weekend.
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    Soil

    Sarracenia leucophylla.
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    Soil

    Thanks, I just did that. It's standing in a small glass thing with rain water in now.
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    Soil

    I don't know. I don't think it's sphagnum compost, it was the sompost we use for the rest of our (non-cp) plants. I know it isn't definitely not ideal, but I thought it would be better then leaving it to dry, with nothing (save a tissue) on it's roots.
  18. There's mistletoe at my school. I never thought about voluntarily growing it because I don't want a parasite on my hazel, or a competitor on the ivy's vertical log.
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    Soil

    I just got a sarracenia I wasn't expecting for a while, and I have no sand. So I put the young plant in some peaty compost. Is this ok? I should be gettting some sand soon, but until then, is this ok for my new plant? Also, general discussion on the best type of soil for sarracenias.
  20. Thanks, I looked. Maybe I might try that.
  21. What is grafting? The friend I got this from might have an older tree I can 'graft' from.
  22. I have a hazel sapling in the garden, and I was just wondering when I can start to expect nuts? Does the plants have to be a certain age? And what time of year do the nuts come out? The sapling is about a year/year-and-a-half old.
  23. Thanks, I just did that. Do you have any idea how many years it might take before developing normal growth?