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  1. Did you ever manage to source a SD KRONOS ?

    Im still looking in europe to no avail.



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    P.s Does a " blog " garden mean you'll have to post updates about it regularly on social media ?
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    Whistables a nice place, or at least it was, it's been a few years since I've been there! The majority of carnivorous plants can live outside all year round, most of mine do but if you can give them protection in particularly cold times then that's a bonus. Nepenthes and some of the more tropical sundews will need to be kept above freezing though.. The main issue with growing outdoors is the damage caused by nature, wind and heavy rain can see your prize pitchers snapped in half or all slumped along the ground. Look into some of the smaller / shorter growing sarras as they are more robust outside, chuck in a purpurea or two, couple of fly traps and drosera and a ping or two and you'll be away mate ! . Avoid dressing the top with moss though, pretty as it looks the birds will rob it for nesting and usually nick a plant or two at the same time ! Good luck with your project Kev chris
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    Hi Kev Welcome aboard, always nice to see a local grower. where in Kent are you?, I'm between Chatham and gillingham. cheers chris
  5. I'm not sure what the issue is Rhys, maybe it's worth asking admin ? I grew some some vft's from seed early 2017, there was far less monitoring though on my part !. For the most part they're still doing ok but are still very small and beginning to get overgrown by moss. They seem to grow for me 'naturally' at about the same rate as cephalotus from seed . It's painfully slow for the first couple of years. . I know people have managed to double the growth rate by skipping dormancy in the first couple of years and growing under artificial lights etc.
  6. Hi Rhys unfortunately I can't open any of the attachments?, I've added a picture of the error I get , this is on my iPad? cheers blocky71
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    Weird creature

    We have a slightly less dramatic approach here in the U.K. Kirkgaddy... Mozzies will lay their eggs in any standing water available so it's inevitable some will end up in the plants reservoirs, especially if kept outdoors. Leaving the trays to dry out for a day will pretty much kill anything residing in the water... Personally I remove the 'rafts' of eggs that can be seen floating on the surface and move them into a jam jar of rainwater to hatch. Once hatched they go into my fish tank as a much lovedtreat for my fish !
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    Flower bud appearing early for me

    I've not been out to look at my plants for a while but if the weather sticks to the forecast then I'm hoping to get out and cut back the brown stuff and put a bit of water in the trays.....
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    What is this Nepenthes.

    It looks like mine but I have the wrong Id on my plant !
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    Have I killed my seeds?

    Ada lives up north, you may get better weather earlier Guy !
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    watering orchids

    And 46tds tap water ???? Not in my neck of the woods !!!!!
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    Top 3 Sarracenia minor clones

    The Antho free minor is a pretty plant but not a particularly strong grower in my conditions . M22 MK If Dede already has this clone then give me a shout @linuxman when you have a division , cheers Blocky
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    Garden gate ' illusion ' mirror

    It's not happened yet and we're over 2 years in now.... I've had a blackbird and a sparrow try and fight with there reflection but that's as drastic as it's got !
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    There's a fellow in Bromley if I remember correctly, loaksey I think was/is his username. Not seen him about either lately....