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  1. Edithcolea Grandis, we meet again ! After failing three times, I think I now understand this plant (I'd like to think so...). So here is my fourth try in two different pots, mixes and locations. Will I ever see it flower ?
  2. I never cut off anything even after they are dry and brown and long gone. I like seeing the old and new together like in nature.
  3. These are amazing! Thanks for sharing.
  4. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely getting one for myself.
  5. Rodrigo are you keeping it too dry ? You should keep it wet at this stage. Its leaves should be erect and point to the sky. These are mine from last year And yes this is the link I read, thank you Linuxman. It was very helpful for me.
  6. I don't think it's a clone. This happened to a few of my plants (including a nepenthes) after I used an insecticide on them. It may be a deformation due to pests (mine were suffering from globular springtails) or the pesticide.
  7. Hmm my previous statement is a bit dramatic, sorry about that. I was just disappointed. The soil was indeed quite dry, I don't know why they keep them like that. However, it was a joy to see such big truncatas. Other parts of the gardens were awesome though, especially the water lillies. I don't remember what this one is...Someone recognize it ? There were two other truncatas already so I think this is either a hybrid or something else. This truncata was lovely. It's bigger than what it looks like in the photo, there's a part of it behind that tree. This one had an active pitcher somewhere under there. This Veitchii looked miserable.
  8. I've just been there and honestly they looked terrible. I will post a few photos I've taken.
  9. I am using seaweed for everything from drosophyllum to utrics including drosera and flytraps. I've seen a boost in every species.
  10. Thank you Mobile, I didn't realize it could be converted. This is very helpful to know.
  11. I'm using bottled water for all my CPs from drosophyllum to utrics. The label reads 56 mikrosiemens (don't know if that's TTS for you). I haven't had any problems. It might make a difference however that I generously top water all my plants including flytraps.
  12. Yes Gert is my favorite as well. His nepenthes are so hardy.
  13. maxxima

    Orchids in UK

    Ok this is perfect, thank you Richard. Open to more alternatives if you remember any.
  14. Congratulations! I have 6 plants myself and they are all in bloom right now. It is a very unique and fun plant, certainly my fave. I hope things go well for you. There are experts on this forum like Jan Visee, I recommend his cultivation guide to you if you need any help.
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    Orchids in UK

    I'll be in Manchester and London for a month, can anyone recommend me a shop in UK ? I am especially interested in small species. Any good store is fine, I'd like to buy online as well.
  16. Omg I thought I hated gnomes but that thing is sooo cute!
  17. Wow! That's such a beautiful view you have there, you are very lucky. Gorgeous plants as well.
  18. Wow this is some serious body of work and they are incredible. You should really think about having them published.