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  1. 4 months on and Drosophyllum doing well. Now to get them through the winter! I have a cunning plan to get them into a bigger pot next spring without disturbing the roots.
  2. Thanks for the info Andrzej, Fancy doing some swapping of tubers next summer? I'll hopefully have a few D. Modesta. My D. Squamosa has emerged at the start of October this year. A full month earlier than the last two years.
  3. It doesn't have a basal rosette. I'm pretty sure it is D. modesta. But thanks for the suggestion.
  4. This tuberous sundew has come up in my pot of Utricularia blanchetti this summer. Still growing even though it is July, while my other tuberous sundews have gone in to dormancy. Can anyone give me an ID. Is it D. modesta? Many thanks.
  5. A few Sarracenia's that are catching my eye at the moment.
  6. Thanks Damien. I think I'm going to turn all my pygmies into 'biotopes' now. One success this year is my D. Slackii sending up a flower spike. This is the first I've managed and I have had it for 5 years! So apparently the trick is to leave it in the greenhouse over winter.
  7. As promised. My Utricularia aureomaculata. The first bloom blasted as a result of moving from work. I'd say it is about 1cm across.
  8. Made a couple of selections
  9. Thanks Ada. I just thought it would be interesting. The plants were under lights for the first year and have just had their first dormancy. I also need to make some room for the next batch coming through. The pitchers they are producing are about 15/20 cm tall, so not bad.
  10. Is there any way of making a poll on the forum? Selfishly asking as later on in the year I'm going to select some 2 yr old Sarracenia seedlings. I thought a forum poll might be interesting /helpful. Many thanks
  11. Many thanks Alexis. So annoying about the pitcher. It is a nice strong growth too! The plant is sending up some more pitchers. But I don't think they will be as big. Nevermind. I hadn't noticed the slightly different shape of leuco buds before. I'll look at my species now they are coming up.
  12. Hi everyone. I just wanted to ask you for your opinions on the following photos. The first one I assume is a mite or parasite of some description that has caused the deformation. Should I cut the pitcher off? And secondly the second a third photos of S. Leucophylla X Goldie and its pointy flower buds. Has anyone seen this before? All my other sarracenia flower buds are rounded. I'd appreciate your thoughts. Many thanks,
  13. My attempt at a botanic biotope. Using Allen Lowrie's Magnus opus I have tried to make a few of my pygmy drosera pots look like the habitat the plants come from. With a lack of laterite I used pink/ orange granite chips and cones to represent small Banksii seed pods. D. gibsonii D. nitidula D. stelliflora
  14. Last ones for a while. Some pygmy sundews flowering. I few question marks about whether my labels are right. Need to closely check with my Allen Lowrie. Any thoughts welcome.
  15. Thanks Andrzej, Very interesting. It is quite a range like mine. -5 s much lower than I imagined they could take. I'm still learning and made a mistake this year by not waiting until they emerged before placing them in trays of water. So I have lost a few species.
  16. Freshly potted up D. capensis 6 years old.
  17. Thanks. Here is my lovely D. modesta. Still waiting for my U. aureomaculata to open. So close now.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. Platty


    Thanks. A division from West Cornwall carnivores, so I can't take any credit.