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  1. @Richard Bunn No problem. Darwin it is. I'll make a start. No idea how long it will take. Having 10 month old is taking up a bit of my time :) Shall I send it to you once it's finished Richard?
  2. Hi all, The CPS are keen to have people from the society write an article for the magazine. I'd like to give it a go, but I'm interested in want sort of articles people might like? For example: An account of getting in to growing CPs A scientific article, such as enzyme production in Drosera, production of anthocyanins in Sarracenia etc How did Darwin prove that plants were carnivorous? Proparation of certain CPs Trials and tribulations. Or another aspect of growing CPs Anyway your thoughts and ideas are welcome. Platty
  3. Hi everyone, This my first season with a few aroids. Some successes and some failures. I'd like to see your aroids to! Amophophallus konjac Amophophallus albus Amophophallus nepalensis Pinellia Arisaema flava Arisaema propinquum Arisaema ? (It's on the tag) Sauromatum venosum Thanks for looking
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    Thanks for the reply. I'll have to track down some pubescent rubra and a venosa or two.
  5. Thanks for your replies. It must be a bumper year for flies. I've not seen anything like it. Some of my pitchers haven't had time to colour up before becoming full. Let's hope it converts into growth next year.
  6. Thanks Jonathan. They are coming along. They have done very well with catching flies this year so with a good spring I'm hoping for a fair amount of growth.
  7. Just a few collages of my ever increasing collection. Hope you enjoy them.
  8. Hi all, I have quite a few of my Sarracenias developing brown patches half way up, to near the top of the pitchers. They then seem to rot through exposing their victims inside. Looking inside the pitchers a lot of them seem to be doing very well in catching their prey (basically to the top of the pitcher) Can they be being too effective and the flies inside petrifying before being digestive and therefore causing the damage? Thanks in advance for any insight.
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    Hi everyone, I'm aware of and have pubescent forms of S. alata and S. leucophylla. Are there pubescent forms of other species? Thanks
  10. All done. I had many more than I thought. Now to look forward to some mature pitchers.
  11. Ah, I did not know that. Thanks for the information. Glad I'll be doing the right thing then. Thanks Ada
  12. Hi Ada, A couple of osmocote pellets per pot. Also kept them under lights over the winter at work. They will get their first dormancy this winter. I will do the same with the seedlings I have this year from the seeds I got from you. I wont be giving them any osmocote when I pot them up. They are on their own now.
  13. I have a few pots of 1 year old sarracenias and want to split then up into individual plants and pot them on. Can I do them now? or have I missed the boat and I should have done them early spring? Thanks
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    Scaphosepalum ID

    Hi, can anyone ID this Scaphosepalum. It has finally bloomed and I'm struggling to ID it. Could it be S. swertifolium? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks