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  1. Heck Nigel, That was quick!! Best Regards Andy
  2. You can get hold of tuning forks pretty easily on Flea-bay. I bought a "set" for £11 only. It contained 5 or 6 different frequencies. I started using the 250Hz fork but this didnt seem to work very well at all so I then switched to the 510Hz fork and the pollen flew out in huge quantities!! I have put the spare pollen in small open tubes, standing in a bed of dessicant beads, and then in a sealed tub, in the fridge. Stored like this the pollen remains viable for up to 12 months. Good luck all. Andy
  3. Hello, I have had both in cultivation for many years now. I treat both of them the same, which involves growing them in an unheated greenhouse, which regularly gets frost bound each year, using the tray method as per Cephalotus. I think S. caespitosum is one of the easiest sps to grow in our UK conditions. Frost hardy. flowers every year. Robust. Hope this helps? Andy
  4. Yeah, those N.lowii were quick to germinate and with a high % germination rate. Same for the N.vielliardii seeds. But alas nowt from the rajahs yet!! I am awaiting some fresh .N.lavicola seeds right now so that might be a nice one to try. 15 years is nothing!! Isn't it???!! Only 14 years and 10 months to go then! Andy
  5. Surely its worth having a go yourself??!! Thats half the fun...hoping for success but half expecting failure!! There is no shame in failure. How can you win or lose if you don't run the race?? I have just had masses off N.lowii germinate...but none of my N.rajah!! If it was easy everybody would be doing it!! Besides, how are you going to keep your surrogate seedlings alive and well if you don't already have the right cultivation conditions in place for Nepenthes?? I am now using a mix of supersphag and vermiculite having moved away from using finely chopped live green sphag
  6. Hello,

    Im interesting of this seeds. If you have it can write pm? Can you tell me how much for seeds and how many seeds. And the last is shipping to Slovakia. Thanks.

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      andyinsuffolk

      Hi Jurkylius

      We have now got the Black Miracle seeds in. They are now on the website. 10 seeds per pack.

      KR

      Andy

  7. Hello Girls!! Whats been going on here then??!! Apologies for not getting involved sooner but have been away on business to the Seafood Expo in Brussels - part of the "day job". Firstly, many, many thanks to so many CPUK Forum Members who tipped me off that things were getting heated - its been frustrating not being able to respond or even to find out what the problem was!! So...Ledge Bay doesnt exist (according to the Thead title)??!! Thanks to those who have pointed out in this thread that it does! So I guess thats that cleared up then??!! Special Well done to Marcus B for rec
  8. Hi All, I have been following this thread with interest. Just so you are all aware, all the traceable Triffid Albany Blacks that I have sold/parted with since they were first released have been supplied with a Unique Number which is known to the owners of genuine clones only. If therefore, you have any doubts about the heritage of your Triffid Albany Blacks, go back to the vendor and ask what this unique ID number is. If you then email me via my Triffid Nurseries email address, I will be able to check through my records and hopefully, validate the fact that you have a descendant leaf pu
  9. Hello Ian, I am sorry that you feel mislead. Richard is correct, in that you can only get the true clone by division or leaf cutting. The seed you have bought is taken from a genuine Akai ryu clone which I have pollinated using pollen from another genuine Akai Ryu clone. However, in botanical circles this is NOT an acceptable way of propagating the true clone. For example, although I did the pollination by hand, with a brush, perhaps a Bumble bee flew into the polytunnel the day before (when I wasn't looking) and pollinated that same flower....with pollen from another VFT clone? You just ca
  10. Hi Daniel, No offence taken I assure you. Thanks for your kind words. Stay handsome! Andy
  11. Hi Daniel, Thats fair enough. I have been growing Cephs for just over 28 years now and I can confirm that this is no "fake". Its a very real, living, very dark coloured Cephalotus clone that I have been growing for a number of years now and is a plant that I am particularly proud of. You certainly won't have seen this particular plant around before (unless you have visited Triffid Nurseries in recent years) since I have never sold one, nor given one away before. Alot of growers guard their favourite plants with a passion!! I am no exception. Finally, I have no wish to mislead anyone. Neve
  12. I too am interested to see what this sells for. Daniel G. Why are "alarm bells" ringing? Please explain. Andy
  13. Hi Martin,

    Thanks for getting in touch - I hope you are well.

    I am afraid I had no success at all.

    I would like to try again though. I would like to buy some more if they were avialable.

    Kind Regards

    Andy

  14. Hi Martin,

    Thanks for getting in touch - I hope you are well.

    I am afraid I had no success at all.

    I would like to try again though. I would like to buy some more if they were avialable.

    Kind Regards

    Andy

  15. Hi, please, I want to ask you how you was succesfull with growing of U. simmonsii? I am still interested about this species.

    with great respect Martin Spousta

    email address: [email protected]