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  1. Thanks. Here is my lovely D. modesta. Still waiting for my U. aureomaculata to open. So close now.
  2. I only got the plants as root cuttings last summer. They are not mature enough to flower at the moment, I would have thought. They grow naturally along side Cephalotus, so I treat then the same but in shallower pots. I over wintered them at work this year under 2 T5s. But this year I'll keep them in the greenhouse and bring them in to the house if we get below 0 temps over night. Here is a link you might find useful.
  3. Due to social distancing and the closure of schools. I had lunch while working from home, looking over a few plants. Hope you enjoy them. I also noticed my Utricularia aureomaculata is about to bloom, so I'll post a picture of that when it does
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    Thanks. A division from West Cornwall carnivores, so I can't take any credit.
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    It was just a small division last year. Hoping for some bigger pitchers this year.
  6. Excellent. Even up there in Lancashire. Hopefully it means that we we have a nice long season. Coincententally I think I have just bought a S. Leucophylla from you, from a well known auction site. Just missed out on the alata (ignore if it is not you )
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    Thanks Alexis, I have a S. 'Goldie' X leucophylla that is pubescent. Rather nice too!
  8. It comes as no surprise with the mild winter we have had in south east England. But I already have spikes pushing up! Is anyone else's season starting already?
  9. Hi all, I'm looking for some where buy Ceropegia cuttings that are not C. Woodii. I've bought some from Paul Shirely in the Nederlands but the postage is prohibitive. Does anyone know of anywhere in the UK?
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    When to repot?

    Hi all, I have always repotted or potted on sarracenia in the spring when I see new growth starting. However, could I or should I repot now in January? Is there any benefit or disadvantage to doing it now? Many thanks for your thoughts.
  11. Where abouts are you? It sounds like your D. admirabilis is a gonna. If your in the UK your mexican pinguicula will struggle I feel.
  12. Great shots JP. What are tour growi h conditions? I'm doing ok with the tuberous drosera in an unheated greenhouse in the south of England. Although it does take some a while to get going and don't poke their noses out until after Christmas!
  13. Hi all, I have a modest collection of tuberous Drosera and I have been keeping tabs on when they emerge over the last couple of years. They are in an unheated greenhouse. But come into the house for the night if they is going to be a hard frost or anything under -1C. Does anyone else have any data of when theirs emerge? D. modesta is reliably early. Below are my observations. I have some new plants this year so have no date ranges. I'm in the south if England. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts. D. modesta 9-19th Oct D. squamosa 10-17th Nov D. magna first week in Dec D. anderson is Last week in Dec D. aberrans Last week in Dec D. platypoda first 2 weeks of Jan D. macrantha D. rupicola D. tubaestylis D. purpurascens D. stricticaulis Thanks
  14. Hi all, I'm keen to start making up potting media that is as close to the natural habitat as possible. Especially for my pygmy sundew collection. I have been looking but unable to find any kind of lateritic gravel. Does anyone have any ideas were I may get some. I know it is a bit specialist. But there must be somewhere. Many thanks in advance, Platty