Paul O'Keeffe

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  1. Think you maybe short of one more plant Great set up. Looks super cool
  2. Welcome to the forums.
  3. Fantastic pictures. Your plants look stunning.
  4. Hi, So after a few years off and a sudden urge, I've now not three plants. Just like how it started 20 odd years ago. I am now limited to my flat only and have no access to a garden or greenhouse so for now, I've got - Pinguicula Guatemala Drosera capensis Narrow leaf form Sundew Nepenthes x ventrata long tom My only other option is a terrarium but slow and steady. Water also an issue. I'm having to buy water from Halfords. Again, no access to a good source of rain water. I could put a bucket outside when it chucks it down but I'm in South London...it could well get nicked :) Anyhoo, lets see how I get on. I still have all my books to swot up on. Completely forgot about no tap water (which I haven't used). Gosh how it all disappears from the mind :)
  5. Had more luck with http://www.imageoptimizer.net/Pages/Home.aspx Thanks.
  6. I can't save as JPEG. Just gimp or a couple of other options. Looked at a tutorial on Youtube but the list of ways to save isn't coming up for me.
  7. Hi. Can anyone recommend a compression software? I have pics I want to add to my sales post but I can't get them down low enough.
  8. Yep it's NOLU :) I will have a list at some stage. I was going to sell the lot in one go, and may still do but someone may pop round in a few weeks to see what I have. After that, I'll make a list and pop it in the sales and wants. As I said above, I probably will keep a small handful. Just need to offload the majority.
  9. Kind of had but my family have been looking after the plants while I think what to do with them. Just can't get back in to them. It may be that I have too many away from home. Once I scale down, maybe I'll see if having just a few will do me. I still love the plants but taking care of them in my situation is quite a chore.
  10. I'll post in the sales or wants soon. It's around 50-60 sarracenia. I couldn't tell you what they are though. Quite are few have lost labels. I have been selling them in drips and drabs on ebay but I live in London and the plants are in Margate so bringing them back and forth is becoming a ball ache :)
  11. I'm still a full member. Ah a picture of one of my old VFT's as an avatar
  12. Hi. I was a member here from the start of the forum many years ago (15 maybe), but over time and with some life changing issues over the years, my passion for my plants ended some time ago. I'm hoping I can join here again so as to sell my collection to someone who would like 50-60 more plants than for me just to let them die/throw etc. I am still keen admitedly to keep 2-3 on my windowsil at home. Maybe even rejoining, I may find that passion again but I will be sellling my collection. So Hi :)
  13. Here is where I am with this now. I take it I cut the stem just below where the new plant is growing and pot it up?
  14. I always cut the stalk off before it can flower
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    Well done Derek. Look forward to some pics.
  16. Never looked into fertilizers personally so don't know much about that subject but I grow a few neps on my windowsill and grow very well.
  17. My Utrics have all kinds of drosera growing in them from wayward seed. As they are youngish drosera and the roots aren't too long, I can lever them out carefully without harming the Utrics.
  18. Someone else has said the same Bob. I'll put it down to that :)
  19. To the level yes. December is when I cut them down. In the past they have looked unslightly hanging over the edge of the pot so a cut back sorts that out.
  20. Mine flower only because I'm not usually there when they do. I would cut those off though as the flowers to be aren't anything to write home about.