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  1. Hello,

    Will you perhaps be selling some dionaea this year. Looking at the list last year there were a few i would be interested in



  2. Hi, 

    Could you send me photos of your cephalotus available ?




  3. Yes I have with no problems, but believe there’s a forum thread about the manufacturers mixing it with normal compost
  4. I used to think regia was sensitive to high temperatures, now i'm not so sure. Mine spent last summer getting baked in a south facing conservatory where it gets full sun all day, it's coming back into full growth now we're getting some sunny days (even if it is freezing outside). Conventional wisdom also suggests regia likes a drier soil than other Drosera - I disagree, mine is very thirsty and stands in water permanently through the summer. For sure i agree that a large, tall pot is a necessity the roots are really long, in a fairly open potting mix with plenty of perlite.
  5. I’ve also used it on sarracenia with no problems, on occasion have applied it to Cephs and drosera too.
  6. I had the same problem and had to register a dispute with PayPal to get my money back. Suggest you do the same. I've noticed his website is working again, not the way to treat your customers
  7. After a slow start mine are looking good, I'll gladly try to take a leaf or pitcher cutting off red rocket for you in the spring
  8. Sow mine in the autumn now, seem to get earlier germination that way
  9. I can only agree, never had any problems with Carnivoria, plants are always healthy and a good size. Will happily order from them again
  10. Cancel that, he continues to ignore my emails about my order. Really wouldn't advise anyone to order from this guy...
  11. Just started using a bag of this myself, it looks OK good colour and texture
  12. Been a while since I grew rotundifolia but they look like winter resting buds as the plant goes into dormancy
  13. If you want to split it you will need to let it go dormant so it needs to go in the greenhouse. I'd leave it now until spring.
  14. I don't use auto openers as I'm always worried about strong winds catching wide open windows and causing some serious damage. Opening the door is rarely sufficient, even in winter, you really need some forced ventilation i.e. fans to circulate the air to keep mould at bay
  15. They're best left alone as much as possible as they don't always react well to being repotted and can 'sulk' for a while. As you've already repotted once I think I'd leave it. If you feel you must then the dormant period is ideal, make sure to take cuttings in case the worst happens