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    From the album: Photos 2021

  2. linuxman


    From the album: Photos 2021

  3. 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).
  4. 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 rot in time!
  5. Hi and welcome to the forum.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 would also be welcome.
  8. Welcome to the forum both of you. We all start with a vft
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Hi Steve, welcome to the forum.
  12. Yes, well worth going to that. Remember to take a full wallet!
  13. Hi and welcome to the forum. If you're anywhere near Fair Oak try a visit to Hampshire Carnivorous plants - well worth it.
  14. Hi and welcome to the forum. When you've been on here a month you'll be able to access the members sales section.
  15. Hi Mel. Welcome to the forum.
  16. 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.
  17. A late friend of mine made the bench - he was a patternmaker by trade so knew what he was doing! The other wooden things are mine. I bought the aluminium staging from TheGreenhousePeople who provided the Robinsons greenhouse. I asked about it's strength and was told it would be fine. So far, so good!
  18. Much of the bench space is taken up with seedlings. I'm thinking of moving them to the old greenhouse that came with the house which will free up alot of space. I can also put more benches/trays down the centre, so there's scope for many more plants. I'm hoping I won't fill it for a few years, but you never know
  19. I was down at Matthew's nursery the other week. He's got some fantastic plants. I hope you enjoy yours. Needless to say, I bought more than I should have (if there's such a thing).
  20. And now the plants (which is what it's all about, after all).
  21. Have now moved all my plants into the new greenhouse. Here are views from the outside ...
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    From the album: 2020 Greenhouse

  23. linuxman


    From the album: 2020 Greenhouse