Ian Salter

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  1. They are tough as old boots and will make more roots anyway. Ian.
  2. Yes they do grow great in pure Sphagnum but never let the tray dry out in Summer or you will find a crispy plant that will fall over.
  3. Too much saturation and lack of air flow combined with heat will stew and rot plants quicker than they can grow. Too much perlite means less water retention so the watering is more frequent. Taller pots work well as there is a ready supply of water at the roots but the crown is higher up and drier so less chance of stagnation and rotting. If you chose to stop using sand or perlite completely then you will find that when the tray dries up the pots will retain just enough moisture without suddenly going dry. Pot your plants quite loose, compaction means saturation. And finally, if the roots rot the plant will turn into one big cutting budding everywhere. Ian.
  4. Hi. What are your growing conditions like. Light levels, media etc.. Ian.
  5. If you like a plant and not many others do then it is underrated and the reverse if you don't like a popular clone. It's purely a matter of personal preference. A Drosera capers is is as worthy as and Adrian Slack clone though.
  6. It looks like we will be coming along too as we will be bringing a new Welsh bred CP obsessive ( all our fault of course). See you guys on the day.
  7. Just to let you guys know that a week Saturday that the Carnivorous Plant Society will be holding an event for the Saturday/ Sunday Aug/ 5th and 6th. Free access to CPS members (you will need proof of membership) https://www.facebook.com/events/538088016582651/?acontext={"source"%3A5%2C"page_id_source"%3A109388516211%2C"action_history"%3A[{"surface"%3A"page"%2C"mechanism"%3A"main_list"%2C"extra_data"%3A"{\"page_id\"%3A109388516211%2C\"tour_id\"%3Anull}"}]%2C"has_source"%3Atrue}
  8. we had a very good open day this year, 12 people attended, the weather was good, and I got many new plants myself. Thanks all. Ian and Dianne.
  9. I understand Andy, Mike we will keep some back for you but it will have to be reheated. Ian.
  10. Also to let you all know I have labeled over 400 plants for sale covering 200 plus clones. Ian.
  11. We are treating everyone who arrives between 10am and 11am (roughly) to a cooked Welsh breakfast. If you are intending to join us early for food then please let us know so you don't miss out. Ian and Dianne.
  12. ah ok Alexis, I only intended to do some blurb and a link and that came up and I thought coool. I didn't even know it would work like that.
  13. 12, Maes-Y-Tyra, Resolven, Neath, SA11 4NN. What details Alexis, like the address you mean?
  14. Sorry but it looks done for, the best you can do now is empty it out and see if there is any good material in there. more than half of mine did this recently. (sorry wrote this when I saw your last photo then realised I missed a load of posts)
  15. remove the dead material and keep the plant fresh and cool it may continue to be ok.
  16. I would lean towards heat stress, I have lost a load recently (including clone 1 Stuart and they had the biggest pitchers) since the heat went up there has been problems here. from what I have learned when there are signs of decline above there is already trouble below.
  17. most likely ventrata as it was once very common for them to be sold as alata. N. Alata is usually green with large wings hence the name. Ian.
  18. I grow all of mine in Tom pots also known as Rose pots, The idea is to plant the rhizome about half way down and either fill in with media or Sphagnum moss. The good thing about Sphagnum moss is in Spring new growth is not hampered by a bound up layer of typical moss (or you can remove the thick mat of moss and top up with loose media. Ian.
  19. To be fair that is a great varied collection.
  20. If the Spring Sun is mild then just keep plants moist but simply if the sun is blazing hot then you will need to make sure they are in water or they can overheat. Ian.
  21. Glass will not blow out unless the wind can get in first. make sure the windows close securely when needed and shut the door when it it windy and most importantly bolt the greenhouse down. ian.
  22. I have built 8 greenhouses all by digging a trench all around as Welshy says and lay in cement or concrete in about an inch or two as level as is reasonable. After it has cured a single course of bricks or blocks can be laid to match the base of your greenhouse, this will raise the greenhouse and give you something to screw directly into and the base layer will help against settling on disturbed ground. Might I add that whatever ground you dig compacts back down over time that is why your ground has sunk. Ian.