andrewmc

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  1. Hello all, I use, with great satisfaction so far, an electric heater connected to a thermostat for my highland GH. Now that we are getting very cold nights and that I have built u quite a collection I am afraid of a failure of the heater or just a black out, which happen from time to time here. I would then like to have an automatic back-up heater in case the first one fails. ( I live far from the GH ) I ws thinking about a gas heater with a built in thermostat, but I can find only electrical ones, and this does not solve the problem, of course. Can anyone help me out? For all of
  2. Wistuba et al. confirmed it was a new species. And I liked N. Amabilis much better! Andrew
  3. here are some pictures of the plants N. Truncata (d) N. Veitchii x Burbidgeae N. Spectabilis x truncata ( this one grows like a weed ) and the wonderful Truncata x Ovata Andrew
  4. Hi Welshy, sorry for not having explained that!! Yes, in wintertime the outside of the CELdek pads is closed by wooden frame with bubblewrap, so far so good. When i'll get round and save more money i will buy a whole sheet of poly...
  5. I am sorry that i haven't uploaded the topic as i promised. Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of the GH, one from 5/6 months ago and one from september. Nepenthes surely grow very fast. I managed to install a mister/irrigation system that is proving very effective ( I have been away one month so far and evreything is still alive) and i can proudly say that I spent less than 250 quid on it. So if everyone is interested please PM me for the links of the pump and fittings. Cheers, Andrew
  6. I am sorry that i haven't uploaded the topic as i promised. Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of the GH, one from 5/6 months ago and one from september. Nepenthes surely grow very fast. I managed to install a mister/irrigation system that is proving very effective ( I have been away one month so far and evreything is still alive) and i can proudly say that I spent less than 250 quid on it. So if everyone is interested please PM me for the links of the pump and fittings. Cheers, Andrew <a href="http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/Andrea_Mzighe_Bianchi/media/IMG_6606.jpg.html
  7. Dave, temps below 5 degrees will readily kill lowlander seeds whilst temps below freezing will kill any nepenthes seeds. Unfortunately, i know that from experience. Andrew
  8. Hello Manders. I have very few pollen from a golden peristome form. I have loads more in the fridge but not sure if you would like to try with that. The plant put out another ( the 4th!!! ) spike and i will have more fresh pollen in about a month. Let me know! Andrew
  9. Hi Gareth.. yes, i think the only Giant Sanguinea in cultivation ( at least in Europe) are the ones we got from Ricardo!! I was impressed to by the size of some of those sanguinea. I am sure you have seen the pics posted by our friend David Tan, from genting highland! Are you keeping those cutting in your lowland house?
  10. It does look like some N. macfarlanei x sanguinea I have seen, but it could be a complex hybrid. ( the fact that it vines vigorously points me in the direction of a sanguinea parentage, if the father was mira it would stay more compact, in my opinion! ) That's unfortunate, anyway, next time you cut it please let me know, i am sure i have something interesting for you in my greenhouse. cheers, Andrew
  11. Hi Manders, I am impressed by the beauty of the father plant. great job!! Did you grow it from wild collected seeds? is there any chance of you swapping a cutting/basal in the next years? cheers, Andrew
  12. Hello Matt, In a few weeks I will have N. Veitchii ( AW lowland clone ) polle available, not sure if it is on the list yet or not. Cheers, Andrew
  13. andrewmc

    needs pollen

    Hehe I have a veitchii Tom! Thanks for starting the topic mate! :)
  14. I will have a male veitchii in flower, we could try this weir hybrid if you wish. Andrew