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  1. James, just got an email from you but the return address powerontheroad returned a failure, can you send me an email with your real address,

    cheers

    Andy

  2. James, just got an email from you but the return address powerontheroad returned a failure, can you send me an email with your real address,

    cheers

    Andy

  3. I have just taken some pictures of the Heli i put under the bulb and by some fluke it is exactly 1 month to the day that the plant has been under it. The Heli i used was an H. minor i aquired earlier this year. It was a small plant that hadnt grown much over the summer while it settled in. It was entirely green with no colouration previously. Pigmentation appeared on the pitcher almost immediately and now as you can see from the pictures there is significant colour in the plant especially on the inside of the pitchers. There are also three new pitchers growing. I am very happy with the result
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  7. Hi guys, In the last couple of days one of my heli just shrivelled up. Nothing has changed, it hadnt even been moved. Here's a couple of pictures. All the leaves have dried up. There are a couple of new leaf tips in the centre so it may not be a gonner yet but i dont know why this has happened. Another pot, a division of the same plant, is doing fine next to it... Andy
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  10. No my Heli's just sit on the Kitchen windowsill facing east. Very far from ideal for light levels but it is cool. They don't grow quickly but they do ok, it's a low maintanance setup:-). I just got the two lamps setup and put one of them over one of my windowsill Heli's. If i get the colouration you are seeing i will be very happy. Andy
  11. i just got the bubblewrap in for the first time as well, putting it up on the inside is going to be alot of work, ie moving my benches, any reason i cant fit it to the outside of the greenhouse with tape?
  12. Out of interest, do people mostly sow sarra seed on peat or does anyone use sphag? I was considering sowing them on super sphag so that the pots would remain free of rubbish for longer and the seedlings dont have to compete with moss...
  13. Well i hope they work 'cos i ordered 2 bulbs today and then i had to go to argos and get two lamps to put them in. But i think its a great idea and as my Heli's curently live on an east facing window they could do with the love....
  14. What are you using for the roots and the pitcher feeding?
  15. mobile, i'm liking the look of your setup, can you link me to the lamp on argos' site (i like the look of that lamp) so i can go buy one and stick a Heli under it! I simply dont have the space or time for complex lighting and terraria so this would be perfect to try. -edit: dont worry, i didnt realise that industrial look was the bulb itself! Andy
  16. Can always write GBP if you cant be bothered searching for our symbol :-)
  17. I planted out a barrel bog full of Darlingtonia this spring and was just wondering if i need to protect it over winter. The plants used did not come from the greenhouse but are usually kept outside in a sheltered position over winter. I cannot move the barrel now as it is too heavy so is it advisable wrap it in some insulation or is this unnecessary overkill for the Darlingtonia? thanks Andy
  18. second this question, i would like to know any good suggestions as well.
  19. Hi all, I got my first R. gorgonias a month ago complete with bugs. I was looking for some general advice for care over winter. Its currently in my greenhouse which will be kept above 5DegC all winter. Is it fine to leave in the greenhouse in these conditions over the winter or should i bring it into the house? For survival of the plant and the bugs... Also how often should i be watering it over the winter.... thanks Andy
  20. Whether natural stratification or a fridge based method what percentage of seeds should one expect to germinate out of a given batch?
  21. I like the kitchen roll / tin foil method of fridge stratification and i will definately try that for something but i just wanted to let nature take its course on some of my seeds this year and give the conditions so that it can... Stephen... sounds promising, in which case i can just put them under the benches.....
  22. Hi, I'm after some advice for sowing Sarracenia seeds this winter to ensure high germination rates in the spring. My collection is in a 6" x 8" greenhouse but because this houses the Pings and Droseras as well as the Sarras i cannot leave it to drop to winter temperatures and maintain at least 5DegC over winter. Which leaves me with the problem of where to put my Sarracenia seeds as i think the greenhouse isnt going to get cold enough. I have quite a few to sow, presumably the best thing is to sow them around Christmas, leave them to natural stratification and then move them into the greenhou
  23. Hi all, I am thinking about overhauling my staging this winter. I currently have aluminium staging but it just doesnt cut it. It doesnt remain completely flat for the water trays, its fine for the pings and the droseras but for the sarracenia it just bows. I would like to build my own wood staging for my sarra's. I have a champions nearby so i can get all the wood from them. Does anyone have or know a good site for finding plans for staging / benches. I want to build something nice and solid but also that looks nice. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Andy