BrianF

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  1. Lol thanks for pointing that out ok thanks, I need to get my self some perlite also
  2. I purchased some supershag from the little shop of horrors and will look to replant my trap into this soon. If anyone else has used this product is it worth me mixing it with a little of the old/current soil?
  3. Just to update you all, my plant appears to be doing well and is outside looking healthy :) I purchased some supershag from the little shop of horrors and will look to replant my trap into this soon. If anyone else has used this product is it worth me mixing it with a little of the old/current soil?
  4. I'm enjoying seeing my plant come back to life a flourish in this weather we are currently having, there are so many traps of various sizes growing through. :)
  5. I have noticed some of the new leave stems coming up have a crinkled (not smooth and straing edged like in my earlier picture) look to them, is this a sign of a lack of nutrition or something?
  6. One of the main goals is to bring in more insects, we may venture into Bee keeping if at all possible also. As far as the Carniverous plants go, I am a newbie so it needs to be easy enough for people of our level of experiance to grow them. I wish I had a local supplier to ask to help out and possibly donate a few samples.
  7. Hi everyone, today I attended a local community meeting to discuss what exactly to do with some unused land near to where I live. The general plan is to turn this into a local project where anyone can get involved growing plants of all types eg:-fruit & veg or rose bushes etc etc. We discussed having a pond also and it got me thinking if I was going to try any Carnivorous plants, what would be a good place to start? At this moment in time it's just a thought, but one I can put forward to suggetion at the next meeting if it's practical enough. This project is b
  8. My VFT Is this a flower bud appearing. if so. Should I just snip it off?
  9. Compliments of the season to everyone! Ok with this recent extreme weather I did not dare leave my VFT outside in the garden but am now worried about the dormancy issue as the plant still looks like it's growing as normal. What should I do?
  10. I love this xmas look to the forum :) On a more serious note my fly trap appears to be growing well, I've been putting it outside virtually everyday and sometime night but am kinda getting worried that it's not showing signs of dormancy. Now it's getting really cold outside I'm not so happy to put it out.
  11. There's a joke in there somewhere regarding the catching of a bug!
  12. I'm not planning on expanding the collection just yet, but you never know. Short of getting more as a gift, or if my young nephew struggles with his one then I will take it from him to try and save it. Gotta admit I love the idea of a hanging pitcher plant though :)
  13. Congratulations you have done what many others have failed at; keeping a VFT alive for more than a month. It sounds like it is doing well too. As regards to repotting, don't touch it now. Wait for after its dormant period, and repot if you want in about March time. To make it dormant, keep it outside, or in a well lit shed; somewhere cool in any case. Ok thanks James, dormancy is around December if I'm correct?
  14. Ok my plant is looking healthy and appears to be growing fast! I just noticed that a couple of roots are starting to show underneath the pot, would ythis be a sign to repot? Also, if I do need a repot. Can anyone recommend a supplier for the soil in London. Many thanks :)
  15. Hi Lara, and welcome, I am new to this place myself but so far everyone has been freindly & helpful :)