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Everything posted by billynomates666

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Hi RepublicDos and welcome to the forums. If you are up for learning you have come to a great resource. Cheers Steve
  5. Hi TG and welcome to the forums, sounds like you have great conditions for plants, that don,t need dormancy. Cheers Steve
  6. Morning Cap and welcome to the forums. Cheers Steve
  7. Hi wiganddavid and welcome to the forums. I think everyone here started with small collections! Feel free to ask anything you want, there is a wealth of experience and knowledge here that will answer any questions you may have. Cheers Steve
  8. Morning Harry and welcome! Im sure that the other half will grow to love them as much as you do Cheers Steve
  9. HI Eston Villan and welcome to CPUK. It is that sort of hobby I'm afraid, you going to need a lot of space and a fat wallet! Cheers Steve
  10. Hi Jonny_P and welcome, I am a little bit clairvoyant and I can sense a new greenhouse coming to Hampshire in spring Cheers Steve
  11. Seedlings can be fertilised with a weak fertiliser (normally a tenth of the normal plant dosage) by foliar spray or pipette into the pitcher and derive benefit. However I have absolutely no experience with worm casts on CPs so cant advise the dilution required, nor the possible action of the 'beneficial' bacteria in pitchers. The results will be interesting, note the type of Sarracenia fertilised as not all make digestive enzymes. Cheers Steve
  12. Hi Rachelsr and welcome to the wonderful world of CPs, you will find the answer to any question you may have from the growers here. Cheers Steve
  13. Hi Magnus and welcome to the forums Cheers Steve
  14. Looks like an alba, give it a few days in some sun and you will be able to tell. Cheers Steve
  15. Nepenthesman makes a fair point, peat breaks down as the PH raises and tends towards a dust like medium which constricts air movement to the roots. I have successfully revitalised old media by mixing it with pine chips/shavings to add larger spaces for air into the mixture and adding sulphur chips to redress the lost PH, the eventual breakdown of the pine adds tannins and acidity over a longer term than the sulphur. it isn’t as good as new peat but it works for me and as I grow most of my plants outdoors all year, they will not make specimin plants, but are nice enough in my eyes, this way saves money and natural resources, which if you are replacing a bog can be considerable. Cheers Steve
  16. Hi Colin and welcome I hope you have some spare space, you will soon fill it. Cheers Steve
  17. Hi Frederico and welcome!! Cheers Steve
  18. That is indeed the most important thing. Cheers Steve
  19. My understanding is that the original 'Schnells Ghost' rotted before it was propagated, so now we have a number of yellow flowered leuco's is called 'Scnells Ghost' but are not the original or necessarily clones of each other. the official description registered at the ICPS is as below. "This clone has yellow flowers & the pitchers entirely lack red pigment except before they open when flushed with salmon, & when senescing, and intermittentliy & sparsely inside the pitcher a few fine purple veins occur. The lids are 98% white with only a few green veins." Cheers Steve
  20. Hi C Greer and welcome to the forums. Many questions - ask away! I dont think you will find a more knowledgeable bunch on CPs than here. Hope you have a lot of space they do get very addictive. Cheers Steve
  21. Hi cogsred and welcome to the forums. I hope you have some room, CPs are very addictive you know Cheers Steve
  22. Hi Redsarebest and welcome to CPUK. You can get a wealth of advice from some very knowledgeable growers, some of the best in the world. Keeping CPs isnt too difficult if you just do the basics right, I'm sure you will master it quickly. Best of luck and ask anything, there's no such thing as a wrong question. Cheers Steve
  23. Hi Justin and welcome, go and spoil yourself get a couple of plants before spring, you wont regret it. Cheers Steve
  24. Try these useful stuff cheers steve