Richard Bunn

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    Chinese?

    Hon Ada. Just seen it and flagged as spammer. Posts removed.
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    Curling monkey stems

    Yes they will.
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    Curling monkey stems

    It's fine. In the wild they use their curling tendrils to grip on to other plants to support them while they climb.
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    Venus fly trap advice please

    It's doing fine so I'd leave it in the pot it's in and not divide it yet. Although they prefer to be repotted every two to three years for fresh soil so if you can it would benefit from it but it's not crucial this year I think. Also, try to put it in the sun. They like as much sun as they can get. You can't go OTT with it. If you're repotting it and moving it's location to full sun then I would nip out the flower stalks this year.
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    Carniplants.eu Problem!

    Is there anyone else that have had problems with this seller recently?
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    CPS Issues

    Andy, as one of the individuals who were unlawfully registered on the Charity Commission's website, it may or may not come as a surprise to you to learn that the Commission does not include squatter's rights as part of their regulations. I would recommend you allow Mrs Bell to deal with her issues herself.
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    Hi

    Yes that's it, Gary.
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    CPS AGM

    Majority of the membership is in the south according to the membership map in the member database. It's being held at a location that's central to the majority.
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    The Carnivorous Plant Society - AGM

    If you need to contact us for a replacement membership card, then please use the 'contact us' form on the website www.thecps.org.uk/contact
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    Hi from Norfolk

    Hi Red. Welcome to the forum. Feel free to ask lots of questions. I know how awful it feels to struggle with them initially. I struggled for years, then I found the forum here and absorbed all the information, bought a couple of good books (The Savage Garden by Peter D'Amato and Insect Eaters by Adrian Slack). I found all this information invaluable. And I soon learned how to bring my crash-test dummy of a Venus Flytrap through dormancy and out the other side. Same for a Sarracenia. On another note, it's more than likely that your Nepenthes alata is actually a hybrid called Nepenthes Ventrata. That's the most common one available in the shops and garden centres. Happy growing.
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    Saying Hi

    Hi Diki. Welcome to the forum. Depends on the chance of a polar weather front moving in or not. You can always shove it back in the shed if that does happen. Or throw some sacking over it. But if the weather stays as it is then outside is perfectly safe. They're tough enough.
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    Collection for sale on eBay

    I've had to edit your post to remove the link. Forum rules don't allow ebay auction posts, only 'buy it now' ones.
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    CPS Issues

    Admin note: I've merged the two topics relating to this matter together in their entirety. Anyone can post. Forum rules (2004) apply.
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    CPS AGM

    Hi. The date hasn't been set yet as we're trying to secure an appropriate venue. The Committee will give members proper notice though once we know. Regards Richard
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    Best time to sow Pygmy Drosera gemmae

    Now. As soon as gemmae is produced. It doesn't keep very long at all in damp tissue in the fridge.
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    Greenhouse build

    Looking really good Alexis. I love those high-eave greenhouses. Wish I had thought about that at the time.
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    No more PM notifications?

    Should be fixed now.
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    No more PM notifications?

    I'll look into it tomorrow. This is because the fixes I made have been reversed.
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    More Lost Posts - Wednesday 12 December!

    This ought to get rectified today. I'll ask our developer if he took a more recent backup during the changeover (which is still happening). It may be possible to get them back. Changeover issues were a possibility. Sorry.
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    CPS Statement Regarding Forum Data Loss

    Thanks Steve. It's nearly there. Seems operational but I haven't had the final 'It's completely finished' email from our developer. He's been working very hard on it though. We've been in communication all afternoon.
  21. A few days ago we discovered that the forum hosting company had started charging us for running two servers for CPUK, rather than one. We did not request a second service, other than our backup service. Upon contacting them, they told us which service needed to go and told me to delete it via the client area. I did this as instructed. They told me the wrong one. This unfortunately also included the backups. Upon deleting our active server we then discovered that they had been storing our weekly backups of the system on the same server, rather than on a different one (which is best practice). The only backup that was available to us to be successfully restored was from August. This was when we moved to a faster SSD server. Therefore all content posted onto the forum, along with PMs and new sponsors advertising on the homepage, is as it was on August 5th 2018. All information between that date and Sunday, December 9th 2018 has been irretrievably lost by the hosting company. Needless to say, we are incredibly disappointed (not my actual words) in the service we've been paying for and the impact this has had on our community here. We will be moving to our own web hosting service very shortly. There may be some downtime during this changeover. I'll post when it has moved successfully and we can all work together to rebuild our beloved forum from the rubble as I know our forum membership can, no doubt, rise to the occasion and make CPUK great again! When the Phoenix has risen from the ashes, we ask that anyone who has recently posted plants AND SEED for sale or exchange to please list these here again. This would benefit many people. If you registered after August 5th you will need to reregister again. If you have just registered (or done it again) I will send out the validation emails when the transfer is complete. We are so sorry for all the inconvenience caused to all affected by this issue. Yours sincerely Richard Bunn CPUK Forum Webmaster The Carnivorous Plant Society www.thecps.org.uk
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    Grow list missing plants

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    Lost posts

    We're sorry about this. The forum hosting company have deleted the wrong server with all our backups also. We're working on it and doing all we can, but this may not be rectifiable. We will post more about it. There could be another restore happening but we're not sure from what date (if at all) it will be yet. Needless to say we are incredibly disappointed (not my actual words) in the service we've been paying for. We will be moving to our own web hosting service in the next few days. I'll post when it has moved and we can all work together to rebuild our beloved forum from the rubble as I know our forum membership can, no doubt, rise to the occasion and make CPUK great again!