Gaz

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    Peak District, England
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    Growing cacti and carnivorous plants, particularly Mexican Pings and Sarracenia.

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  1. Pretty much the same orientation and positioning my greenhouses are in, except right in front of mine is my neighbours 30 foot willow tree casting a shadow till about 11:30! On top of that we're in a valley and by about 4:30pm one greenhouse is then shaded by our house and the other around 6:30pm by the surrounding hills. I grow Pings (and Haworthias) in the one losing the sun earliest and VFTs, Sarrs, Darlingtonias, Droseras, Cacti etc etc in the other. My plants grow OK and I don't think you'll have a problem with this setup. You could always add growlights if you do find you need more l
  2. Not sure, are they fungus gnat larvae?
  3. Welcome Terry, good luck with your plants and seed germination.
  4. Looking fantastic Martin and your greenhouse must be the tidiest I've ever seen outside of a showroom, are you expecting a visit from the Queen or something? Making me have a severe case of greenhousebarrasment
  5. Very nice. I hope the one I bought from you last year will flower one day, it survived the winter so there is hope. Thanks for sharing.
  6. hi Alexandre, welcome to the forum/ You have a nice setup there on the balcony.
  7. I haven't had a lot of luck with P primuliflora in the past but the ones have now are doing slightly better being kept very wet. Potted in peat/perlite (1:1) like yours with a topping of live sphagnum in which the plants are sat. Pots are in a tray with about an inch of rain water. Also they are not in direct sunlight. Mine are tiny compared to yours and just starting to put out new leaves. Looking at the grow point on yours it may be salvageable. Hope it will survive. PS welcome to the forum!
  8. fantastic, thanks for sharing.
  9. Stapeliads including Huernias can be tricky, too wet they rot, too dry the roots die back after which it can take ages to reroot. I have Huernia zebrina "magniflora" and have found that it grows best in the house rather than greenhouse. It needs a certain amount of shade, I found sunlight in a South facing window was too strong but in a North facing window they will go leggy. South seems ok during late Autumn to Spring. They need a freely draining compost and, although you say your compost is freely draining, I think the peat based mix will be too water retentive. I would use a loam b
  10. It's a shame to have to discourage a potential beginner but I think you'd definitely have a better chance of success if you could add a grow light. There are some cheaper options these days so you might be able to consider it. I'm sure he'll appreciate whatever you get him.
  11. Fair point Magnus, I was more focused on the light availability than the beginner aspect. Let's forget Utrics then
  12. Mexican Pinguicula will tolerate lower light levels but if he has no sun at all even they might also be better with grow lights. Likewise some Utricularia.
  13. Does sound promising, it will be nice to see developments next year. Sorry I don't know the answer to your question.
  14. Fantastic. Let's hope you did something right! Thanks for sharing.