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  1. Thanks for that, that's pretty helpful. I'll be building it a house by the Harz mountains in north Germany, the underlying geology is mostly limestone, so any water around is pretty alkaline. I should probably try and keep the containers for the froggery and the bog apart, although maybe I'll try two froggeries to see what happens, one acid, one alkaline. There's certainly plenty of toads in the Harz, this time of year in one big amphibian orgy, with great big piles of them in the local ponds!
  2. This autumn I plan to build a bog garden that'll double as a froggery, and I was wondering if anyone has tried something similar? I plan to have a pond with a slope going in and out attached to a bog in some way. I haven't really figured out how I'll do it yet, so any thoughts are appreciated!
  3. That's my plan for next year! Self seed this year though.
  4. Thanks for that - I guess I should stop checking it every ten minutes then
  5. I've just taken my first faltering steps into TC with three flasks of sundews and one of sarracenia seeds and a fifth with nothing as a control to see what causes any contamination, but I was wondering, how long does it take to show? In such a nutrient rich environment I'm assuming its not very long.
  6. I haven't yet, but if my minor &/or leucophylla flower, I'll self pollinate them.
  7. If I self pollinate a heterophylla sarracenia, are the seeds likely to produce heterophylla plants as well?
  8. The local blue tit population seems to have discovered that the old & dead pitchers are a great source of dried insects. They're having a feast with the hardy ones I have outside. I think I might do some generous pruning on the ones undercover and put the pitchers in those little nets that you get wild bird food in and let the little guys have a feast
  9. I had two greenhouses, one was polycarbonate, one glass. The glass one was unaffected, the polycarbonate got chased down the street. To the polycarbonate's credit, I suppose if a pane of glass had been blown onto the street then run over by a large truck, it wouldn't have been re-useable!
  10. Result! Thanks for that, I've ordered them.
  11. I'm not sure what you mean by that. I mean the metal base, the one that sits on the ground, is a few inches high and is the same width as the bottom of the greenhouse frame itself. There are clips that attach to the bottom of the frame (on the nuts and bolts that hold the frame together) that clip onto the base, and its those that I'm after. I've bought them before, I just can't remember where, but I do remember having a tough time trying to find them.
  12. Can anyone help me? I need those clips that connect the greenhouse frame to the base but I can't find them anywhere. There's lots of glazing clips and things for connecting the base to the ground, but I can't find these clips anywhere. My greenhouses came from B&Q so they're probably quite standard.
  13. I've had both polycarbonate and glass greenhouses, and I'll never use polycarbonate again. I lived in a windy place and I got sick of chasing the panels down the street during a storm.
  14. I had polycarbonate, but it never stayed put during the windy Scottish days. And once its loose, it flies very well. On one occassion we had to chase a panel down the street, although in its favour it did survive being run over by a truck.
  15. Does the forum allow new members to read & respond to posts in the sales forums without being able to start a new thread? That might work.