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  1. Hi Hypno and welcome back!
  2. Hi Vince and welcome. Hope you've got some spare space you're going to need it these plants get very addictive. Cheers Steve
  3. Hi Jon and welcome back to the hobby and to the forums. Cheers Steve
  4. Hi Alexandre and welcome to the forums Cheers Steve
  5. Try as I might, I cannot get coir to replicate the results I get from peat for carnivorous plants, no matter what I mix it with.
  6. In answer to your question, some firm of evaporative cooler would be your most economic solution, however it will be massive compared to your set up.
  7. I grow a fair few outdoors in bogs and many tall ones do indeed blow over in high winds and rain. Over the years I have tried a few methods but never come up with anything better than a stake and stiff wire. As Ada say, unless you have the time and can be creative with how you position it (you can loose a lot of the impact if you have a lot of plants close together and 'hide' the stake in the general morass of pitchers and position the wire about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way up the pitchers) it can detract from the overall display. Having said that flattened pitchers look worse. Cheers Stev
  8. It says in the write up free from artificial additives. Are you thinking of Westland peat? Cheers Steve
  9. Hi Shane and welcome to the forums and absorbing hobby. If you are after information there is plenty here, and if you cant find what you need just ask, someone here will know the answer! Cheers Steve
  10. Hi mark and welcome to the forums. Cheers Steve
  11. H Dan nice to see you back. Welcoome Cheers Steve
  12. What you have there is mostly carpet and star moss rather than sphagnum, so you should be fine, the caret moss wont grow vigorously enough to cause the seedlings any problems and the wretched star moss can be pulled out in single strands as it grows if needed. Cheers Steve
  13. Hi Flytrap_canada and nice to see you back after a long time. Look forward to the sharing of the knowledge! Cheers Steve
  14. Not a problem being cool enough, a lot depends on what containers your plants are in as to whether they need protection. Beware frequent freeze/thaw cycles and desiccant winds. High mass containers/medium are obviously better than small pots. Cheers Steve
  15. You can, but even big south facing windows cut down the light quite a bit so you wont get full coloured specimen plants. They really are better outside, and they can get dormancy better out there too. Cheers Steve