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  1. Hi ada, Thanks for the reply. I suppose if a plant doesn't grow and improve each year that may be a sign that something's not right and needs checking. I'll keep an eye out in future and test your hypothesis With all the dividing of plants I've been doing my new greenhouse is not going to be big enough, so no chance of spreading out the plants (only kidding, a bit more space left yet).
  2. I'm doing a major re-pot of all my sarracenia this year. I got to my Goldie which performed very badly in 2020 so I was not surprised when something was wrong. On de-potting I found that the majority of the rhizome was dead, i.e. inside was brown rather than white. I've managed to break off 2 growth points which are still on white rhizome and potted them on. I've disposed of the dead rhizome. Most of my plants have been fine so far, and Goldie has been good in previous years, so what causes plant rhizomes to die off like this? Any insight would be much appreciated and I hope I've caught the ro
  3. Hi and welcome to the forum.
  4. Thanks for the advice jds05 and RobH. I'll have to investigate the price of black tanks on the 'net, and also check local companies. I'm pretty sure I saw a load at Severn Trent recently.
  5. Now I have a bigger greenhouse and therefore more scope to expand my collection I'm going to need more water. I currently have 3 210 litre butts but struggled in the dry months this year. I need to increase the storage capacity but don't just want to get more water butts (although that is an option). I was thinking of buying one of these used 1000 litre IBC tanks. Has anyone got experience of these? For instance being translucent is there a problem with algae growth? My main difficulty will be getting into the property - I think I'd have to remove a fence panel! Any other suggestions woul
  6. Welcome to the forum both of you. We all start with a vft
  7. They're quite difficult to get hold of, but there may be some seed for sale on the forum later in the year. Unfortunately my adult plant died last year so no seed from me. Don't know about live plants in the US but they don't like transplantation much so it can be difficult.
  8. I grow mostly Sarracenia so it has to be that. As for satisfaction I think that comes from growing a plant to adult size from seed. S. leucophylla I've grown are not quite adult and I'm having great difficulty in selecting the best from an impressive group (if I do say so myself ). Another from seed is S. 'Orange Fire' x S. flava v. ornata (seed originally from Cedric) which produced a surprising red cross and is one of my favourites.
  9. Hi Steve, welcome to the forum.
  10. Yes, well worth going to that. Remember to take a full wallet!
  11. Hi and welcome to the forum. If you're anywhere near Fair Oak try a visit to Hampshire Carnivorous plants - well worth it.
  12. Hi and welcome to the forum. When you've been on here a month you'll be able to access the members sales section.
  13. Hi Mel. Welcome to the forum.
  14. Drosera binata comes in many forms, both red and green, so it's entirely possible it's a binata. Not sure about the others without checking as I'm no expert but it could be D. spatulata. Looks like you have some Utricularia in that pot as well.