olivier marthaler

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  1. Hi Olivier,

    i'm interestin to buy Darlingtonia Californica Seed

    Any left?

    Regards from Sweden


  2. Hi Olivier,

    i'm interestin to buy Darlingtonia Californica Seed

    Have you available?

    Regards from Spain


  3. ... had our first real frost this morning ;-) but here also, far too dry, 900ml instead of 1500 normally for a year...
  4. So I guess in Portugal you have warmer conditions... :-) good luck my friend! OL
  5. Hi Darlingtoniae lovers, For the first year, a couple of large Darls have developed a *second* bud in the year. Due to a warm summer + Indian summer (drawing to a close now), the buds are approx 5-7 cm tall. My plants will hibernate around 3-10°C and I guess the buds will not grow then. So my question: Should I remove these buds to save energy for the plants, or would you think they could grow in the springtime? All answers will be appreciated! Thanks a lot already, OL
  6. ... so far, not at all, no bigger than "regular" seedlings of the same age...
  7. terrific plant indeed ;-) OL
  8. Hi fellow Darlingtoniae growers! In January 2014 (or December 13, not sure) I bought seeds of Darlingtonia "giant x giant" on eBay uk, from someone called "Colin". Of course i didn't keep track of this transaction... and now that seedlings are growing, I'd like to contact "Colin" for further information about his seeds. So does any of you know about him? or about his batches of seeds + origins? Thanks already for your help, and best regards from Switzerland, Olivier
  9. Sorry picol and tatter, I was not clear when I mentioned "shelves". Pots would be placed in trays on which fresh air has free access. Simply no direct light... Hope I am writing things more precisely this time :-) Thanks for your advice in all cases, OL
  10. Hello colleagues, I have had the same phenomenon with a few citrus trees here in my veranda (cool climate, 1000m asl,Switzerland): They have developed new leaves, which is not what they have done in recent years at the same time. I guess it is due to the uncommon warm and sunny late summer we've had here... How about at your places? Cheers, OL
  11. Hi every Darl grower, As I have to remove plants from outside for the wintertime (Swiss mountains, 1000 m asl), I don't have enough place to store them all (adult and seedling) in a frost-free veranda window. So many might end up in bottom shelves in the said veranda, in real low light (darkness indeed). As the plants would be dormant, do you think it is ok, or do they DEMAND light anyway? Thanks a lot for your opinions and answers, OL
  12. Hi Nigel,

    sorry for this problem: I really do not know what is going on...

    so you can contact me at my usual address:

    [email protected]

    and I will answer for sure... :-)

    all the best,


  13. Hi Ada,

    do you still have Darling seeds? Do you know where they're originally from?





  14. Beautiful site in the NF which I have visited today! Loads of Sunshine in addition... Thanks for your pics, elvis :-)