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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. Gaz

    Hello from me

    what a dilemma! his 'n' hers greenhouses perhaps
  2. Gaz

    Hello from me

    Welcome to the forum. You've got some nice plants there, they should grow well for you and once you've planted them out you'll have plenty of room for more in the greenhouse
  3. Nothing I need this time, but I wish you well with your new enterprise
  4. Gaz

    Wire Support for Dionaea

    I've haven't found the need for supports on VFTs but have used these for Sarrs... Support Ring, they're a bit flimsy and probably wouldn't be much use outdoors but seem OK in the greenhouse.
  5. Gaz


    Welcome to the forum and good luck with your Ceph.....and all the other plants you'll soon be buying
  6. Nice to find CPs in habitat. Well photographed to show the variation. Thanks for sharing.
  7. It's a fairly gut-wrenching when you break the spoons on brand new Heli pitchers, but in my experience they are quite tough and this doesn't stop them growing. Once it's settled down it should be fine. For me the biggest danger has been too many heatwaves. Just try not to poke them too much to see how they're going on
  8. Gaz

    Spots on Sarracenia

    Good to hear you got to the bottom of it. I've seen thrips on VFTs and Pings this season, only in small numbers fortunately but ended up with deformed traps and damaged grow point. Sprayed with Bug Clear Ultra 2 and monitoring with magnifying glass, so far only seen dead ones since. I can't say with any certainty that the BCU2 didn't set the Ping development back a bit as well but now recovering.
  9. Argo you are the "lucky" one to have aphids land on your gigantea ...for me they always hide on young plants of smaller species
  10. Not in my experience. Aphids are crafty little sods and hide in the non-carnivorous parts of Pings such as the grow point and underneath new leaves.
  11. Thanks Argo, your conditions are interesting and very different to mine. I hope the rest of the season grows well for you. Hopefully I will eventually have some divisions with flowers to post.
  12. As Tropfrog says, small space with small plants equals more plants. Pings can also keep me fairly busy during Winter. Unfortunately we live in a windy area where our garden acts as a wind tunnel so outdoor Sarrs don't grow well...although I do still manage to keep a few outdoors. ...and I did say "just"
  13. this is always a difficult question to answer but I think for me Pinguicula just beat Sarracenia
  14. To get such huge plants, do you have to give them extra any nutrient, or are you just relying on them catching their own food?
  15. My giganteas would be in something like peat, coarse (gritty )sand, small perlite, calcerous clay (cat litter), small pumice in approximately equal portions. Now I would simplify and omit pumice.