Richard

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  1. I use an app called Ninox. It’s a fully customisable database. You enter your own fields, choose what fields to show on the overview and can print of lists etc. Because it updates to the cloud I can access it via iPad, phone and Mac . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. To be honest, they don't need rescuing. They are propagated in their tens of thousands for the houseplant trade and are practically disposable. They die, and are easily replaced on the next order.
  3. It's something to do with Tapatalk. I don't know how to fix it though [emoji38]
  4. Make sure the greenhouses are bolted down securely. They may look heavy, but they will move in the wind. Maybe not enough to blow over, but they will 'creep' ever so slowly, twisting the frame and putting pressure on the glass. Choose your spot carefully. Maximise the amount of sun it will gather for Sarracenia. Make your base larger to accommodate water butts and maybe done outside trays for growing purps. Make sure you are buying the biggest you can afford. You will fill it up quickly, and an extra greenhouse/base if far more costly!
  5. Make sure the greenhouses are bolted down securely. They may look heavy, but they will move in the wind. Maybe not enough to blow over, but they will 'creep' ever so slowly, twisting the frame and putting pressure on the glass. Choose your spot carefully. Maximise the amount of sun it will gather for Sarracenia. Make your base larger to accommodate water butts and maybe done outside trays for growing purps. Make sure you are buying the biggest you can afford. You will fill it up quickly, and an extra greenhouse/base if far more costly!
  6. Slacks classic ratio, this is my mix too!
  7. Well they refunded my money. But to be fair, I would have preferred my order of plants but they chose the easier option. No explanation, no apology just a refund. Lesson learned and I don't order from them again.
  8. Anyone ever had any issues with Carnivoria.eu? I placed an order with them in February for a number of Utricularia species but have not received delivery of them. I have followed up with David via email twice. First he stated he had to check his postage receipts. I followed up a short time later and he said he would send it the following week (24th April) when the weather improves. A week later another email to say he has to check his postage receipts again. I have recently asked for an update again but have had no response. I really want the plants I've ordered but don't know whether to call it a day and claim my money back through PayPal.
  9. Must admit this has been my only gripe with the CPS. It's a great organisation, and I appreciate it's run by volunteers, but there needs to be someone to respond to membership requests quicker. I had similar issues when I first joined over 20 years ago. Paid my membership and got no response back for some time. When I questioned the membership secretary at the time I got the old it's run by volunteers and have to fit it in with their everyday lives. Whilst I appreciate this, I had also parted with my hard earned cash and wanted to know my membership had been actioned. In this day and age, there is no excuse for there not to be an email sent to new members advising when the next newsletter is due.
  10. Hardly a day goes by that I'm not snapping pictures either on my phone or through a camera. Thought it's time I put them somewhere for all to see [emoji4]
  11. Wow! That is a beauty. I've never grown any temperate Pings other than grandiflora and vulgaris. Is this one any more difficult to grow? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Not sure which is correct but, I've always struggled with how to pronounce this one. Is it... 1) Kates-bee-I 2) Cat-ez-bee-I Or something complete different [emoji15] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Looks like Sarracenia x melanorhoda, Which is a cross between S x catesbaei and purpurea ssp purpurea. Good score for a fiver! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I'll be there, looking forward to it!
  15. Beautiful plants. That hamiltonii looks amazing.
  16. I feel your pain. Not sure how long it keeps for but I found a garden centre near me selling it and I bought all the last remaining bales (12) as well as 6 bales of another brand (clover I think). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. I purchased one last year, potted in pure peat. It grew slowly, never looking that good. A small planet appeared in the pot so I detached it and put it in my tray of shagnum under the staging. It grew larger than its parent and far more vigorously. It survived a minimum of 4*c without trouble and it's just starting to grow actively again.
  18. These are absolutely amazing. The flowers remind me of good old fashioned English Sweet Peas! Beautiful.
  19. Thanks Ada. I must try get some as I'm using it up like nobody's business. I don't recall perlite being so expensive when I was last in the hobby. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. How are you certain the seed is old? To be honest capensis and binata seeds are quite tough anyway and I would still expect s high germination rate from old seed. I take it you sowed the seed in December? What conditions are you keeping the seed in? Both of these plants have a winter dormant period so winter would not be the optimum time to expect germination. Keep hold of the pots, you will probably find they will germinate readily once spring arrived. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. To be fair, the original poster has explained the reasons why she is not able to name the person. She has probably gone a step too far just by creating this thread but has done so to warn people. I have no idea who the alleged person is, but I do know if I suddenly get an email begging for plants I have been forewarned and will be cautious.
  22. Thanks Manders, I have thought about trying one but was ne really grave enough. I might give one a try!