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  1. thing is you have such a large area it covers 2 parks / reserves, Mt.Marvin botanic Park and Oyster Harbour Gull Rock Road Nature reserve, this is a massive area , you have 2 roads going to the headland and beach areas , and along those roads some ceph sites ,which is not close to the beach or head land areas ( Ledger Bay ), and who knows where the cephs were taken from any by whom ?, Ledger Bay is no indication is just a general localized area , like saying they come from Albany ,cause this or these parks are about 10+ times the size of Albany in area probably more , so do they come from Mt.Marvin Botanical Park or Oyster Harbour Gull Rock Road Nature reserve, Ledger road site or Gull rock road Site ?? this is the problem with using wrong location or just generalized area names makes it very difficult to know where a plant actually comes from ? ,think it come with trying to hide the location or just lack of aera knowledge ,later would stand to reason more because of lack of signage, this in not a well known area or used or seen by many people its not easy to find or navigate .
  2. Marcus, no its differently south of Perth , and just east of Albany , beautiful area, and very large in area too .
  3. to show you I have been there here are photos of the bay area, there are no signs , its a huge place. the actual inhabitant's of the bay tuber drosera
  4. Hay guys hold on , I not accusing Andy of any thing ok , its not his fault , he can only go with what name his has been give by the seller as far as i can see, ok , as I stated ,I just want to clear some thing up here, not say that any one is being misleading or what ever, there is no place called ledger bay !!, in the habitat area of where cephalotus grow . Corky , have you found ledger bay !! I cant ,and I been there too and dont know of it ?? have you a GPS or Google earth location for it ,would welcome the information just look in my FB and Marcel has posted there that there is ledge bay in fact , but going there is no signage to say so , been there , its a remote road and place , but still the name is incorrect, , that plant can not come from the bay , it may in-fact come from the Ledger Road site which is a distance from the Actual bay , ,but 100% not from the bay area, you need to understand that cephalotus, just dont grow any where , it needs very specific area, common plants that it only grows with and other factors to grow in , so much for Google earth , AU is still a remote un known place its seems !! so there is a Ledger Bay ! For me its like saying Walpole is the Coal mine beach area , if you been there you know its just not so , when you go to a shop that has your item you look for , do you say I'm going to south London to buy this item , no you say I am going to Harrods or blah blah shop to buy this item , its the same here , and the plants are in this area are just standard size plants.
  5. the other thing to remember is that cephs require a time of semi hibernation as they do here in winter months in the wild, as the cooler time lets them rest , some die off a lot some stop growing others just slow growth , depends on the habitat and plant , seen some in full growth and others all most back to rhizome not a meter apart in the same site ? just some thing to consider as well .
  6. Dimi sent me a link with some one selling a ceph from triffid ,call Ledge bay giant ,dont know if it triffd in UK or Triffid park in AU ?? there is a place in Western Australia called Ledge Point , but not Bay , but this it way way to high up to habitat cephalotus, by about 6 hrs drive north to far up!. this name is none existent ,in true ceph growing location habitats !. if you Google Ledge Bay nothing comes up only Ledge Point, and that is not ceph habitat . so I believe its not correctly named , and dont know if its any one on here on CPUK , sorry , you have bought a plant that has a fake name, unless you can find Ledge Bay in the right habitat area !! I cant !far as i can see its dont exist , same as emu point cephs , no cephs there either, the plants are a bit further up so they are incorrectly named as well . What i will add is there is a Ledger Road site , but differently not a Bay site !!.
  7. yes Marcus, i think that it mainly was to protect the site from being poached, just giving a general location , but its a well known tourist site now or should i say was !!, as mostly destroyed now from natural weather , , the correct term is Coal mine beach, other sites have similar plants , as you get further East they change skin texture and colours ect , so the area has some distinctive plants , I would say your plants would probably be CMB , or other sites i mentioned in your PM .
  8. many pants even in the wild just say green,usually lack of sun ,some location plants are just greenish but from my growing them here in AU , if you keep them in shad they will stay green all the time, if you introduce sun but with cool temps you can achieve some very good colour, if u have sun and heat , you likely to have grenish plants as well
  9. Dimi if some one is going to call a new location site , I or Richard or Phill can investigate it , very easily , and really if Phill or Richard dont know about it all ready its probably not there , so not likely to happen , very few people would know where to even start looking any how ,even local people could not tell you where other ceph sites could or would be located
  10. people let me just clear some thing up here, Walpole is a very small town ship , with just a few shops petrol station,pub and few homes and not a lot more, its a town and dose not have a single cephalotus plant in or round it , the nearest site is Coal mine beach,at is approx 10 min away out side the town and several other sites many more kilometers away from the actual town ship , the naming of a ceph as Walpole is just not right , there is no such plant !, please use the correct location data as coal mine beach , or if known the other sites some distance away from CMB , not Walpole !.
  11. often a change of spot can encourage some activity as well, the plant looks ok , so it obviously needs some thing to encourage it to get going again, weather it be light, temps, fert , new mix ,often just a change can trigger some thing , its all a bit of trail and error when they just stop, happens here a lot as well , with various plants, and i just try a few things as stated above, normally its out weather that causes it here excessive heat in summer
  12. yes some times they just dont want to get going , i see some new growth there i think at the base of the still live pitcher, ,they are very hardy , and i would give it a boost with a re pot in early spring ,i think, that is what i do for stub-bone plants, usually works, ,it may need a good root clean as well ,could be bug or some thing in the mix hindering its progress , you never know, wash off the roots get dead & old roots off, and wash with clean water inspect and treat if needed, with fungicide or what problem has accoutred, re-pot and let settle for a few weeks ,usually works ,
  13. Hi Martin well not quite ad difficult as you would think, helis are very very hardy plants, and suppressing take a lot of temp before they affected , but the cooling of my G/H is very important as well , the cooling air over the plants is a major aspect of success here
  14. FTH , yes in my experience here in AU , the more sun with cooler temps you can give them the better they will flower, in the wild they get very intense sun ,but very cool temps dew to height above seas level they grow at , by trying to emulate these conditions , you get colour , growth and flowering in most cases, full to 75% is what i give mine .,they flower in very early spring and Autumn to mid winter here for me .
  15. Now that the horrid hot weather is finally over here in AU the plants are responding well to the cooler nights and day temps, showing here in these helis H. folliculata first flowering . H. heterodoxa x ionasii flowering 2 spikes again . same plant with recovering H.ionasii in foreground H.tatie first flowering extremely happy
  16. Dam, I hope its not true !!, but i did see he advertising the small N.kiossii ,and know he goes to all these places, he claimed to me that many areas had been poached before he got there by others, and many site had been wiped out by poachers, , not convinced he is the big poacher all have been on about though !, shame , one way to stop poaching is not to buy the plants ! only seed , but sadly many seem to think that having the plant at any cost is worth it no matter what , taking out a whole spice is wrong , Felix told me that all but one plant of N.rigidifolia had been taken at the main site , so people get the word out do not buy these pants from Indonesia ,as all will have been poached!. weather it is Filex or not I do not know ??
  17. hay Tommy is me john from AU Adelaide on FTC yep got loads here now all grow well ,have about 12 verities now or more loose count in the jungle here :)
  18. I use this small portion of my G/h to a multicultural mix of plants that grow with nepenthes, like Amorphophallus, orchids , aristolockia vines, and various others ,
  19. Charles asked me to put up this photo of one of his low light grown Hummer pitchers
  20. yes I too walked all the way past the boat ramp to ward the point area along that beach area of the river entrance into the inlet , as well , , over the back top of the cliff on the other side of the road from CMC site, walking to ward Walpole , that area look promising but not much common trees or shrubs need to support Cephs , many tubes there though , great place , the other sites are some kilometers away on the west side of the inlet , is a cow of a drive over there but nice plants. the sites are dependent on quite a few natural habitat features and flora ,to allow cephalotus to grow in a location , with out these natural elements , they just done seem to grow , so is why they are spread out and not all ways easy to find , you realy need to know what to look for to find the sites in most cases .as all ways there are a few exceptions.
  21. Martin , the ground that has been lost is substantial , the higher ground has still good numbers of Cephalotus on it dough many have even seen round there its quite a climb , there are still areas that were open enough for them to spread no problems, even if its heavy grass they will grow , just not colour as much as seen in many over grown sites , , , the open ground you speak of is all but gone now, as seen in the vid, and what you saw is no more, if the higher ground some how stabilizes , then they will spread over that area like normal they would I hope i answered your question inquiry right for you
  22. Hi Martin , yes my friend , just hope its round for a lot longer than i think , , its so much weakened now
  23. Mato seen teh ever expanding palm oil tress my self , covering hundred and probably thousands of miles its just horrible, and illegal logging , how dose that work , some ones getting big back pocket $$ hay
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