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  1. Hi, Just got back from Tatton and picked up a couple of cephalotus and they are not something that I have grown before. The threads make interesting reading but I could do with a few tips if possible please. The two I brought, the smaller darker one seems to be in a mixture of peat and perlite and the bigger one in straight peat. For the night I have put them in my 8x6 greenhouse with my Sarra's in just over 1cm of rain water. Should I repot the bigger one now or wait till next year? (50/50 peat perlite) Should I leave them where they are or move them onto a windowsill (would be west f
  2. Hi Elliot, I'm after a mix of 13's and 15's, maybe five of each? If you have those that would be great. Let me know how much you'd like for them posted and we'll get something sorted out. Many thanks Si
  3. Does anyone know of a good website I can order some varying sized, reasonable quality black square pots from please (UK). I can't find any in any garden centres and I can't find any that are a good price and that don't then have a massive delivery charge. Or if you know of anywhere in the warrington, or north west area that sells them that would also help. Many thanks Si
  4. Does anyone know of a good website I can order some varying sized, reasonable quality black square pots from please (UK). I can't find any in any garden centres and I can't find any that are a good price and that don't then have a massive delivery charge. Or if you know of anywhere in the warrington, or north west area that sells them that would also help. Many thanks Si
  5. Thanks for all the comments, the main questions was around light though not temperature. My plants have been fine outside and tbh the green house is ok but it suffers two problems. The main one is the wind and when windy has a tendency to deconstruct itself so to keep my plants in the garage for windy periods or maybe over winter all I may need is light, hence the question about those lights on the first post. Any thoughts on those? If you were wondering the second issue is damp, the garage is far better there as well. In the spring summer etc it's fine as I leave the door part open but w
  6. Hi, Due to the wind at the moment my collection is in the garage and with the weather forecast I suspect they'll be there for a while yet as my polycarbonate greenhouse just can't stand upto it. There is a small window in a door but apart from that the lighting is very poor so I was thinking about buying one or two of these: http://www.growell.co.uk/eco-lights-compact-fluorescent-lamps-cfl.html Eco-Lights - Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) Has anyone had experience of using them as supplementary light? Do you think red or blue would be better (or both)? Or should I not worry as winter
  7. Hi Mike, I’d like to say a big thank you for allowing myself and my daughter to visit today and have a look around your spectacular greenhouses, a most inspirational visit. Also thanks to you and others who I purchased a few great looking plants from. I have taken the liberty of posting a few pictures of the day below, hopefully that’s ok and the last picture is of the new plants now living in far more modest accommodation. Si
  8. Great video. I will be coming down with my daughter.
  9. Hi Richard, I'm not sure which ones they are but I brought a plant from Gert at extreme plants in Holland, it died in the winter that year but it had seed pods on so I sowed them on a big pot of moss the following spring. Sorry I can't be of more help I'm a complete novice. Si
  10. My seed grown Drosera Binatas are coming up for their second year. I was wondering if anything was still living in my little green house of doom.
  11. V good thread that one, thanks for the link
  12. Hi, great thread and read, really inspirational and I'm liking the results you are getting.
  13. The old what to use instead of peat problem. What I would like to try, but I don't have enough plants to try nor the money to buy a plant to try with but, I'd like to try a mix of on tree, or recently fallen pine needles and sand. Reading a few sources they seem to have a low ph, for example here http://wood.uwex.edu/2010/11/18/pine-needles-cause/ I think they'd need changing every couple of years but the drainage should be pretty good, maybe too good. Has anyone tried this or is it a daft idea?
  14. Hi, Here are a couple of examples that can be changed or something new completely created, you can have names added and these can be on clothes or cloth badges or hats even. http://popcorn-embroidery.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13&products_id=724 http://popcorn-embroidery.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=728 Best regards Si