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    Help needed with label

    Looks like SFA04 to me. So, Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea of some kind. Nothing on his website I can see.
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    Sarracenia resource

    Grower's initials usually. See the bottom of the deconfusifier introduction page.
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    Greenhouse build

    Very nice. Looks like there's just room for another one beside it
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    Sarracenia resource

    These 2 sites may be of use to you: the original Don Schnell article on Sarracenia flava varieties, and Barry Rice's CP FAQ (well the sarracenia part, anyway).
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    Have I killed my seeds?

    Remember sarracenia seeds need the cold weather for stratification. Like ada I plant my sarracenia seeds at New Year in a cold greenhouse and don't expect anything for 3 or 4 months.
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    When to buy plants

    I think HC carnivorous plants, Hampshire and P-J plants (other nurseries are available) all sell potted plants, so you'd be safe with any of these. There's no advantage to bare rooted plants, except maybe cost of postage, but there shouldn't be a problem with them. I'll be getting some in the post soon, the Italian postal system willing! Should make clear that I'm mainly talking about sarracenia here. I wouldn't buy drosera, for instance, at this time of year unless the plant was already potted.
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    When to buy plants

    If your pinguicula is of the tropical kind then don't put it outside in a g/h. Keep it warm on a windowsill indoors. Sarracenia can be repotted this time of year with no harm but as already been said you'll not see much growth for a month or 2. If they're coming from reputable sellers they'll already be acclimatised to the cold weather so can go straight into the g/h once potted.
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    hi from Madrid

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
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    BLACK Sarracenia

    I believe insektenfang plants were (maybe still) grown in poly-tunnels and I always found their colour claims optimistic , so not sure you'll get the darkness you're looking for.
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    Splitting and repotting unknown hybrid

    Give them a good soaking and then let the pots drain off so the compost is damp. Standing in a few mm of water won't hurt this time of year. Either leave the pitchers on or cut them off - there'll be new ones in the spring anyhow..
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    Top 3 Sarracenia minor clones

    I'll let you know when I put my list out.
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    Top 3 Sarracenia minor clones

    A lot of S. minor listed here of course (with some photos).
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    Top 3 Sarracenia minor clones

    M18 MK for height certainly and a fast grower. I should have a division available soon.
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    Hi there! I'm New Here!

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
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    Hi Hi

    Hi Alex, and welcome to the forum. There are already a few members in Sheffield.
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    Western Australia 2018

    Thanks for posting Christian - interesting photos. Was it really 2011 last time you went? Wow, how time flies! - I remember that series of photos very well.This encourages me to go looking for CPs next time I'm in Oz.
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    You can see details set out by the government here. The immediate problem would be if we leave with a "No-deal". It says "the UK would be treated as a third country and would lose access to the EU plant passport regime" and "the UK would become a third country, and would need to meet EU third country import requirements to export controlled plants and plant products to the EU". However, for imports they say this: "To deliver a smooth transition when we leave the EU, in a ‘no deal’ scenario the Government has decided that the majority of plants and plant products are low-risk and should continue to enter the UK from the EU freely, as they do now." So, we're alright Just need EU countries to be reasonable now.
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    Very small Flavas over winter survival

    I just leave my seedlings in an unheated greenhouse over winter and most survive. The things Karsty suggests will help them grow faster, but you really only want strong plants so don't molly-coddle them too much - let nature take its course and eliminate the weakest.
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    Re-Registering on this Forum

    We seem to have everything since about that date. All the improvements we had been seeing have gone.
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    Dead Darlingtonia

    I believe many in the US have trouble growing darlingtonia because their climate is nothing like it is in N California or Oregon. There shouldn't be similar problems in this country. I grow both outdoors and in the g/h and have had a very good year. The outdoor pitchers in particular have caught so many flies they're going brown and getting very smelly.
  21. You obviously get what you pay for. I've got 2 from the cheaper end of the market and they've been fine. Maybe a little difficult to assemble but just be careful and patient and it should go together OK. I would recommend buying one with a base. In my case the base comes with an aluminium peg for each corner. This can be concreted into the ground and will ensure the g/h remains fixed and stable. A top tip: when installing the base ensure the diagonals are the same length as this will result in right angles at the corners. Once the base is installed you just build the g/h up from it - nice and easy! I'd also recommend buying a g/h with high eaves, especially if you're growing sarracenia. Most suppliers will replace any broken glass you find during assembly, but there can be a time limit - in my case it was 2 weeks. So, if you're not erecting the g/h immediately may be worth checking the glass for breakages. I've only got horticultural glass and a few panes have needed replacing over the years. I've laid a base inside the g/h using compacted sand and cheap slabs finished off with dry cement dust in the gaps. It's a bit of extra work but does give a better look and possibly helps with stability. Else gravel will do on top of a weed membrane. I'm sure others can supply other tips and advice. You can see my 2nd greenhouse half-way down this thread. Good luck!
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    Help with drosophyllum seeds!

    Salts in your sand, maybe?
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    Hi and welcome to the forum.
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    Do I need to divide?

    Yes, photos would be helpful. As Tommyr says don't do the division now but when he says. Sarracenia can stand a lot of pot crowding with no ill effects so that shouldn't be causing the pitcher browning. Make sure it's getting plenty of rain water and protection from the wind as that can cause damage.
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    ASDA plant

    Yes, that was it. They are selling vfts and even Drosera capensis at the same price.Not worth buying the capensis as like most people it's a weed in my collection. I wouldn't normally buy CPs from ASDA, but the S. purpurea looked quite good and would probably only get killed by anyone else so I rescued it. However, the care instructions aren't worth the paper they're printed on.