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  1. Ahh poor Ben, may he rest in pieces. It may seem a bit callous, but he has hundreds of worthy relations out there looking to be adopted, jump back in, give some of his kin a home, it's what he would have wanted. As Dunc says if you can keep the plants outside pease do, the sun wind and rain do them a lot of good and make them more robust, turgid and colourful. Cheers Steve
  2. Hi Bens Mum Unfortunately it looks like Ben has rhizome rot. lift the rhizome and snap it in half, it should be white inside, if it is brown and corky, cut that back progressively till you hit solid white, which if there is any, is likely to be at the very end by what would be the growing tips. If you find white rhizome plant it in NEW sterile media or Sphagnum and keep very wet and you may get a result. Get rid of the old media and dead rhizome in a sanitary manner. Good luck, I think you will need it. Steve
  3. Hi cplant and welcome to a fascinating and absorbing hobby. As Ada indicates, there is a Sales and Wants section which you can avail yourself of once you meet the qualifying criteria, similarly there is the members seedbank which is a great resource and also a there is a section on carnivorous plant websites that you can look through and get a lot of information from. Assuming they still go ahead with all the current problems, there are also various members open days where plants are bought/sold/traded, which are advertised in the forum. Cheers Steve
  4. Hi nnnnicos and welcome to the forums. Nice to have you in the forums as a member. If you need any advice for your plants feel free to ask here, these people will know the answer to almost anything you can ask. Good growing Steve
  5. Nice to see them in habitat, nice pictures. Cheers Steve
  6. Welcome to what is an absorbing hobby Tim. Any information you need can be found here , amongst friendly and helpful experts, so do a bit of research, get your wallet out and watch the quids diminish. Good luck with the allotment and GH Cheers Steve
  7. welcome to the forums Mike Cheers Steve
  8. Hi Paul and welcome aboard! Cheers Steve
  9. Hi Platty It depends really, as most of my plants are outside I tend to do it in spring when the plant is coming out of dormancy so that any root damage, minor wounds etc caused by repotting or relocating are not left open for weeks and months before they can repair/callous over. However like most I have repotted now and other times of the year without many disasters. Cheers Steve
  10. Hi BloodyVince and welcome, once you get started in this hobby it does tend to take over a bit. Good luck in search of the cultivars you seek. Cheers Steve
  11. I have mine in a 12" shallow pot full of live Sphagnum standing in a tray of water 2" deep in summer, just damp in winter and it grows well every year. I have not tried any other medium for this plant. Cheers Steve
  12. Hi RepublicDos and welcome to the forums. If you are up for learning you have come to a great resource. Cheers Steve
  13. Hi TG and welcome to the forums, sounds like you have great conditions for plants, that don,t need dormancy. Cheers Steve
  14. Morning Cap and welcome to the forums. Cheers Steve