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Paul O'Keeffe

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    I've been using tap water for my neps for over a year now here in London without any ill effects. quite handy for me considering I live in a 3rd floor flat :) Sorry - off topic
  2. I used a fungicide since posting my topic and has done the job. It does take a little while to clear up so be patient.
  3. Thanks Stephen. I have a bottle of Natures Answer which deals with powdery mildew so I'll give that a go.
  4. My longifolia has picked up some kind of fungus/disease and on some leaves, what looks like straight grooves that could well be some little critter having a munch. Are there any solutions to sorting my plant out please? Thanks :)
  5. Nice pics. I'm glad you mentioned Churchtown Carnivores. I sold them a plant earlier this year and possibly had some more for them but I lost their contact details.
  6. I use 100% live sphagnum moss in large terracotta plastic pots which do very well for me.
  7. I was given one just like the second link and find that the plastic is always ripping at the top and at about £6-8 a throw to replace it, I gave up on the thing.
  8. You have bloody big flies in Cheshire Great pics :)
  9. My aliciae took a bit of a battering a couple of years ago on a south facing windowsill. It also lost it's dew and turned a little red. Unfortunately it never recovered
  10. I've had my ventrata for 4 odd years and have never seen it flower yet some of my younger neps have.
  11. I wouldn't repot my nepenthes each year as they don't like having their roots disturbed from what I've seen. I've just repotted some of mine and quite a few of the older leaves have just died but the rest of the plants are still healthy. Like Aidan, my ventrata was sitting in the same soil since I bought it from a garden centre but only for about 5 years. The soil was looking rank so decieded for a repot. I have potted mine up in 100% pure sphagnum.
  12. Another reason for me to move out to somewhere a little bigger
  13. I have four ventrata cuttings on the go on my windowsill. Don't have the room for a propagator so I leave them sitting with my other neps. So far they are all doing very well.
  14. Looking really good. Thanks for the pictures.
  15. Thanks for the tips. Plenty or cling film and cardboard with some bubble wrap/foam to pack it out :)
  16. Won't cost me a thing Sheila. Haven't paid for a stamp in 10 years Perk of the job
  17. And the card packers would stop the weight of the pot from crushing the pitchers. I'll give it a go. Thanks :)
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