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  1. Hello, I just saw this post which is really interesting. I'm working in Le Havre botanical garden (France) and have diploma in experimentation on plant since 2018. Can you tell me more about the product and the results you attempt ? And of course, if that post is still relevant ? Best regards, Gabin
  2. Your N. dactilyfera is really impressive ! Never heard about this specie, is it a highland one ?
  3. Hi, The first is N. x ventrata For the second, it's an hybrid, but one ?
  4. The first picture reminds me N. ventricosa x sibuyanensis x sabre dark chery but I don't think this it. But 100% sure that it's not pure burkei. For the second photo, yeah, it looks like sumatrana indeed
  5. Thank you guys for your support ! It's really "enjoyable" I will let you know for the futur, i'm not giving up !
  6. Thank you so much for you compassion... No I won't give up at all, I just can't. As you said, this is my life.
  7. (click on the picture to see the video) This tuesday was supposed to be the most important day in my life. I did my oral tests in foreign city, from the end of my studies that I'm passionate about and are the catalyst to my professional future. Unfortunatly, it was also my WORST day ever. 8 years of passion, investment dropped off the map in 20 minutes. The fire may come from "waterproof" LED lights which have been tripped during my oral tests and caused the loss of everything important to my heart. Nepenthes were my reason to wake up in the morning, the goal in my life, my passion. I don't even know what my feelings are currently, I'm just chocked as f*** about what just happened. There is absolutely nothing left. Nothing to save, nothing to recover, nothing to get back or give out to my passionated friends while I start something new again... I don't know what to say, don't know what to do anymore. I'm just freaking disgusted... --- I still think i'll restart the activity, an insurance expert visits me on Tuesday. Normally the greenhouse is not insurable, on the other hand what it contained yes. So I will try to do my best to find the least invoice regarding plants and equipment to try to recover a few euros that will be necessary if I intend to start all over again. One thing is certain, I can not give up this dream ... Here... So there will not be too much news about me for the coming months, unless ... An advice, pay attention to the electrical connections and the reliability of the products you buy ...
  8. Hi ! Here is an old picture of mine, it's a really slow grower to me... Don't have current picture with pitchers lol
  9. Keep us apdated my friend! However, I can't see any ovata or flava in it, this pitcher is really elongated and has not the round shape of the flava group. Anyway, the shape of that plant is really curious and interesting! First thought was hamata or eddie shape because of the teeth we can see ahah
  10. Hi everybody ! The beautiful days come back and it is felt in the greenhouse, in the temperatures also ... :: e21 It was time to discover the banana trees and palm trees outside. The problem, a lot of grass and bad have settled all around the greenhouse, and it's not very aesthetic. I am also lazy in terms of weeding so I opted for a solution of lazy: cartons and a mulching over. ; So putting up cartons around the greenhouse and around the banana trees / palm tree. This autumn, I made an enormous cut on the only tree in the garden, an Acer negundo. I crushed as many branches as possible, which gave me a big pile of barks. This allowed me to put everything around the greenhouse, over the cartons to give a more natural effect. Normally the cardboard should degrade itself and "kill" the weeds that were underneath originally. Well this is not the most beautiful effect, but I find it cleaner now;) I do not know, but I hope it will benefit bananas and palm as a mulch. Anyway, I could not post only that, so here is a small series of nice plants right now ... :) Enjoy ' N. ventricosa x ephippiata N. maxima 'Dark' x veitchii EP My very old N. inermis who has not moved for months or even years finally gave me thanks for his first pitchers, moreover, uppers ! A nice basal popped up, I have the joy to discover my first lower at the same time ^^ Similarly for N. talangensis, no growth for months, obviously no pitchers either for years but here, first pitcher, and an upper one. Well I hope the following ones will be a little bigger and attractive anyway;) A promising little one, N. truncata 'Giant' x ovata EP A hurdy-gurdy, slowly growing, I still wait for the upper for years, but it does not decide: p N. (lowii x veitchii) x boschiana Another that leaves me very impatient: N. truncata 'Giant' x trusmadiensis N. burbidgeae x platychila who had only vegetated for a year, finally decides also to redo pitchers.. If she could be a female .... :p A plant that I bought years ago as seedling which makes its way quietly, I named N. talangensis x platychila! So here, if some of you have had the opportunity to buy it too, I will be very curious to see what happens to you, because I can hardly tell myself that there is talangensis in it ... lol Well, that's all for this time ... See you soon ! :) Gabin
  11. Well it's recycling equipment from an old Greenhouse. For the 2 sides, it's polycarbonate plates and for the "roof" it's an old greenhouse cover. ;)
  12. Hello everyone ! Small update, I bought a LED kit to put inside the "greenhouse in the greenhouse". The first goal is being to be able to cultivate 2 or 3 lowland species. No heating inside yet , and anyway the temperature at the moment does not allow me to buy lowland plants by having them delivered with that kind of weather. So, space is used by my seedlings and cuttings ...;) A little heating will soon take place and I will wait until spring to be able to try the culture of a N. mirabilis var echinostoma and N. bicalcarata ...;) Meanwhile, 2 pictures of some nice current nepenthes... and N. 'Predator'
  13. Some random shots this afternoon ! N. lowii x campanulata N. ((lowii x veitchii) x campanulata) x truncata N. ventricosa x spectabilis A classic one, N. glandulifera, always beautiful, can't wait for the vine ! the last one, N. veitchii x burbidgeae Cheers ! :)
  14. Hi ! By "media" I mean what is your substrate ? By the way, I'm not sure your stenophylla is a pure one, it really looks like a N. glandulifera hybrid to me, look at hair and dots ! ;) I also love the peristomes on your N. rafflesiana, so toothy !
  15. Really nice mate ! Beautiful plants ! What's your media ? :)
  16. Hi everyone ! After one week of vacation next to the see, I'm enjoying the sun from Normandy and the light it gives to my nep :) N. maxima 'dark' x veitchii EP N. lowii x veitchii making its first pitcher of the season ! Btw, it making it's first flower spike ! Now, I know it's a male, if anyone is interested with.. ;) To end this post, here is the first pitcher since I bought it last year of N. x Mixta ! (Close to the N. lowii x veitchii's flower spike) If anyone interested, do not hesitate ! :) Cheers Gabin
  17. Do you hva e closer picture of your first nepenthes, the one you call N. fusca. Leaves reminds me the ones of N. clipeata, don't looks like N. fusca to me.
  18. This is gorgeous ! Congratulations ! Such a nice Gh and collection :)
  19. That's right, don't forget that isolation is one of the key to save money with heating :) I don't spend that much of money in winter thanks to that in my GH. I live in north of France.
  20. The last one for the moment, N. truncata x (izumiae x TM)
  21. Hi everyone ! Here is my first upper pitcher of N. burbidgeae x platychila ! I have never seen an upper of this cross yet, love it Anyone else grow this hybrid ? 13428579_10209784055423995_3592125088234545163_n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr 13406756_10209784055063986_7400659026984112229_n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr 13427829_10209784055103987_9035819621357389784_n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr Cheers !
  22. Hi everyone ! Long time I posted something here ! There a few news since the last time I let you see First, I change the set up of my GH, repot everything into pots over new tables I made. Before : 64063912644807102086240910656112760205377013554655n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr During : 55083012654370102086327830429051685147026248149213n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr Almost done : 30676812644947102086740441544075977789695600491239n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr Done ! 74955812669594102086807249614238110712523292377588n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr Now, some nepenthes pitchers :) N. 'Predator' N. Predator coloring up by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. ventricosa x spectabilis N. ventricosa x spectabilis by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. ((lowii x veitchii) x campanulata) x truncata FullSizeRender 4 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. bokorensis IMG_1080 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr The complex one : ((lowii x veitchii) x boschiana) x ((veitchii x maxima) x veitchii) IMG_1081 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. aristolochioides x edwardsiana IMG_1085 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. (sibuyanensis x TM) x truncata 69158412592697102086450084285324617247690487663831n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr Here is when I pollinated my first flower stalk from my female N. ((lowii x veitchii) x campanulata) with lot of different pollens 4815942158710208671564692422933332785116400026n by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr IMG_1046 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr IMG_1047 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr IMG_1048 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr IMG_1048 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr IMG_1050 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr IMG_1051 by Gabin Lorandin, sur FlickrIMG_1053 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. robcantleyi x hamata , love this one ! IMG_0855 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. sibuyanensis IMG_0982 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. ventricosa x ephippiata IMG_1037 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr N. (ventricosa x TM) x (talangensis x TM) IMG_1039 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr To end this topic, my favourite one for the moment : N. ventricosa x TM FullSizeRender 3 by Gabin Lorandin, sur Flickr Hope you guys enjoyed it :) Gabin