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  1. Good looking plant. Maybe this is the way to go for growing helis indoors without the trouble of a terrarium. May be a good solution for over wintering. Would more lamps be needed for a greater number of plants?
  2. If they are seeds (and I've not seen any before so cannot comment) then sow them in spring in normal drosera compost and stand in water in a sunny position. They should germinate in 1 to 2 month's time.
  3. Great plants Bill. Do you keep them in a greenhouse? And if you get any seed you want to get rid of, let me know
  4. Hi, I was in your position a while ago (see thread I bought 2 helis from Extreme-plants, a H. nutans and a H. heterodoxa x minor which are both supposed to be easy. Anyway they're still doing fine, maybe enjoying the cool nights we have ATM. I can recommend Gert at Extreme, he's very helpful and the service is first class. Best of luck,
  5. Minimum of 7.2C in my greenhouse last night. Pretty good for my helis I hope. Not so good for everything else, though.
  6. Ah, I wondered if it was a utric but I know absolutely nothing about them. Another plant for the grow list, though and it was free!
  7. Best of luck with yours. I can see myself getting hooked on these plants now
  8. Got some free drosera with a sarracenia I bought months ago and potted them up separately. Just noticed this flower in the pot. Sorry the image is not very good but it's quite a pretty flower, though rather small at only a few mm across,and this picture doesn't do it justice (shows how eyes (even mine) are better than cameras). It seems to come straight from the moss, ie I can't see any leaves of a plant. Looks like there are others there as well (the bulbous shapes on the end of stalks). Any ideas?
  9. Well, they've arrived and I've potted them up. I think they look good, Gert has done me proud. Here's some pictures: H. heterodoxa x minor H. nutans Both together Let's hope I can keep them alive Regards,
  10. Yes, I've had this happen, but I cut off the damaged pitcher. Are you saying it should be left to rot naturally? Any one tried this?
  11. Thanks Jerry. Yes, this could be bit of a challenge but at least I'm starting with easier varieties (or so I'm told). I keep the greenhouse door open all day and I intend to put the helis as close as possible to it for the ventilation. Anyway, it's not too warm here in the UK ATM so they shouldn't burn. Maybe I'll put up shading just for them next year. I'll also try the pot flooding you suggest. Fingers crossed. Regards,
  12. I've never seen any advice in the books on leaf cuttings, although I've read it's supposed to be possible. I pulled a leaf off one of my flavas a while back, shortened it and stuck it in the same pot. Not seen any growth yet so can't say it's going to work, but it's still green! I'm also doing a rhizome notching experiment which has worked and I intend to post the results some time in the future. Cheers,
  13. Hi, In case you've missed it. In today's (Saturday) Daily Telegraph gardening section there's a cover photo of a VFT and a feature on Matt Soper. Cheers,
  14. Hi everyone, I'm hopefully getting my first Heliamphora next week from Extreme Plants (thanks Gert). I'll be starting with juvenile H. x heterodoxa x minor and H. nutans. Over the summer and autumn I intend to keep them in the cool greenhouse with my Sarracenias and bring them in to the house over the winter. I've read all about the various substrates and shall use LFS and perlite in a 50:50 mix. Also, I've come across different opinions about watering - tray, no tray, gravel bed etc, and misting and no misting because of fungus. Thoughts anyone? I was also wondering whether a drip system would be beneficial? Then I wouldn't use a tray but drain the excess water to be reused later. I would be grateful for comments and advice that anyone's got that may prevent this first attempt ending in disaster! Many thanks,
  15. Mike, Will you have anything exciting for sale? Regards,
  16. Mags do you mean danah's delght cos I don't konw that one! Any pics? Cheers
  17. Hi Mike, Yes I'll be there. Wow, first to reply
  18. Wow, didn't realise there were that many pages! I think like most people I started my own list numbering system based on the order I obtained plants. But I reckon I'll give up on this and like LJ just include all the details from the seller that I can. I'm sure that'll end up in duplicates but hey, what you gonna do? At least I won't be adding to the confusion Cheers,
  19. Welcome. Yeah, it's a great place for advice. I've only been collecting this year and everyone has been very helpful. And it is addictive isn't it?
  20. Hi Diego. Welcome to the forum. Pretty impressive growlist in only 3 years!
  21. Hi, You're probably right LJ that no one's going to use somebody else's system. But like you say getting similar plants from different growers and not knowing if they're the same can be frustrating. I've started my own numbering system but with a mixture of MK, andycpuk, Matthew Soper etc numbers it's getting rather confusing and I anticipate difficult to maintain. I am keeping a list of the plant ID and origin though. Phil, great link. Someone's got too much time on his hands ;-) Regards,
  22. Hi, Is there any system for clone numbering? For example to take one of Mike King's clones described as: F27A All red form, Blackwater State Forest Park.(W). Does everyone use this number or does each new collection start their own system? Would sure be easier if F27A (for instance) meant the same everywhere! What do others think? Regards,
  23. Hi, If they're rubricorpora or atropurpurea then I believe they need plenty of sunshine to turn red. The new pitchers on my rubricorpora are not that red either. Cheers,
  24. Hi All, Like many others I bought a S. x "Juthatip Soper" from Mike King on his open day. Well, I'm really impressed by this latest pitcher and thought I'd share it with you Just noticed the black spot of fly poo on the lip that I'll clean off tomorrow. Another angle showing an older pitcher in the background (and neighbour's cat). This new pitcher will eventually darken to this colour with age. Cheers,