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Trev last won the day on July 28 2019

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  1. Yes those are vft seedlings, congratulations! :) They're fine in an unheated greenhouse over winter. I keep a lose cover on them for the first year. The slime mold suggests to me they are a bit to wet.
  2. Hi inoxy, Is that Werewolf crossed with itself?
  3. Darkest colors I've ever seen on my VFT's this year, and also the least amount of insects around, so Alexis' theory seems to hold true.
  4. Not common but not that rare either. I've noticed they seem to occur after a sudden drop in temperature, like an unusually cold night during the growing season.
  5. U of G researchers discover meat-eating plant in Ontario, Canada:
  6. Small amounts of mineral salts in the water can gradually build up in the peat from all the water evaporation, so it's a good idea to repot every few years.
  7. I've had times in recent weeks where the site wasn't accessible to me. All the sites like show cpuk as being down at the moment, but I can see it fine. I don't use googles DNS server though, I'm using FreeDNS, but if I switch to Googles DNS server and flush the DNS cache, I can still see it OK. Whois lists as cpuk's IP address. If the problem is the DNS server you should be able to access the site by using the IP address link above but that doesn't work for me...
  8. Craig, I used it for years with no problems (apart from the weight of the stuff). Most people use Perlite which is ph 7-7.5
  9. I wouldn't touch anything from Westlands, You should still be able to get J Arthur Bower's Horticultural grit, if no one closer has it then get it from these guys in Skibereen, call to check they have it in stock:
  10. Plenty of Pinguicula lusitanica's around me in West Cork if you are ever down that way.
  11. Hi Craig, I live in deepest West Cork, and have had Dionaea, Saracenia purpurea, Darlingtonia californica, Drosera capensis, Drosera binata, and all the native carnivores all growing outside for many years. Welcome to the forum.
  12. I use an old kitchen sieve to sieve the peat for the surface of my seed trays, then I firm it down with a flat block of wood to get a nice flat even surface to sow the seeds on. If I could get that with Sphagnum I'd use it every time, as Sphagnum is a natural anti-fungal. They apparently used to use it to pack wounds to stop infection.