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  1. Awsome!! Im from S Yorkshire too, but im just not living their at the moment. Its a addictive hobby, be warned, lol. Welcome!
  2. No, i wouldnt and havent and so far my plants are perfectly fine. Only time i would, is if it was full of debris from the roof, but in that case id test it 1st with a tds meter
  3. This is very upsetting news... Ive bought a few times from Carnivoria/ David and both times received healthy good plants. I know he can be very slow to respond to emails, and sometimes confused especially if the buyer is changing his mind on what he wants every other day, which was me in this case the 1st time. I just don’t believe David is out to scam anyone, think its just poor management or hes trying to do everything single handed.
  4. I thought the waste was all the crap blown out by the filters...hmm ill have to use my TDS meter to test the waste and see what it reads. Good idea, Yeah i wanted to pipe off the waste so it waters the garden i just need to buy tubing. I have a nice 200 liter container that would be perfect, the problem is how do i stop it filling up and spilling over once its full.
  5. Yeah RO mashines are great, ive been using one for years. Id love to get away for it to run the water in to a bigger tank
  6. Thanks Gaz, Yeah its unfair to the photographer to just use his image without asking.
  7. Oh realy, its a slow grower? and it dosnt climb, what is its growing patern then? I think ive finally tracted down a few seed grown truncs, i cant wait to get one
  8. Dr. GreenThumb

    Botanical Art

    I've been wanting to get in to painting plants now for sometime, its a good way to combine two of my passions. I thought id share them with you as i do them. Im always looking for good reference photos i can use, please if you dont mind sharing them with me, i need good quality photos to work from, showing as much detail as possible. Also i will need written consent saying i have your permission to use the reference photo. Alex
  9. From the album: Botanical Art

    Nepenthes Veitchii 'Candy Dreams' watercolor and pencil commissioned by Toms Carnivores for use as his new website header and logo at https://www.carnivorousplants.co.uk/ It was a true pleasure to paint this beautiful plant! The plant was grown and photographed by @redleafexotics who's Nepenthes collection I'm absolutely jealous , lol. Look forward to painting more of your plants in the future!
  10. I love Bicalcarata but I also decided not to get one until i build a greenhouse. Great plant!
  11. Wow you lucky bugger! Ours is about 200+ its well water so theirs no addatives, still wa too high for my Cps though.. shame
  12. Well said Juan! I too like forums for the same reason.
  13. I think its pretty ridiculous that this thread is still going on, Sheila made a pretty valid point that most have just brushed off, that their simply isn’t any evidence. The whole ant story,? This could of all been made up by a couple of internet trolls looking to have some fun, and by god they did find the right place. This freedom of speech stuff is a joke, you simply cant be posting peoples details online, final. And the Facebook group thing, they are very well run groups, they would never have allowed this circus to go on so long, as some have suggested.
  14. Hey Dimitar, I was just reading an old post about Cephalotus seeds. You mentioned that many times the seed can be just an empty husk. I got my 1st seed from my Ceph plant i got over a year ago, it has grown great and put up quite a few flower stalks, Ive harvested the seed but it seems like theirs nothing in thoses husks, or is it that the seed is super tiny inside?


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      Hey Dimitar, any help would be greatly appriciated.

  15. We are plagued with drone fly’s at the moment, .. Thought I would put them to good use, lol



  16. I think a swarm has moved in, 


  17. Well, As if i didn't have enough hobby's.... :-)


  18. Hey hope everyone is well, been moving into our new place over December, its very rural and we still struggling to get internet connected up, trying to get the toilet working was a nightmare and i had to do the unthinkable,  lol, Ive never put my arm down a more disgusting hole.... been so much work to do and we still have loads before we are settled. Lots of room here to grow my plants, heres a little tour of the place i did a couple of weeks back


  19. so far I've had my Ceph outside on a west windowsill since i got it in January, its been doing really well, its grown a lot and the pitchers look nice and healthy. Winters are mild here and frosts are very rare and normally then only up in the mountain. Good drainage is key, and outside you get as good airflow so that helps keep fungus away. Where about in the EU are you?
  20. Ive been using ShutterFly for some forum posts, its not realy for that but you can upload photos, put them into folders, and then i just open the photo and use inspect element to pull out the file url location. I know many use flicker, i think that works, ive never used it. thanks if its the 911 im thinking about, lol
  21. I stopped using Photobucket awhile ago now because its been buggy for ages, i read on the net m any have given up with it.
  22. From the album: Botanical Art

    Latest one in the Nep series, Ampullaria. One of my favorite Neps. Photo reference courtesy of Marc Anderson http://marcanderson.photoshelter.com/
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