Simon B

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  1. Simon B


    I grow majority of mine in a cold greenhouse, its sound like you've already got some of the beginner plants I would have suggested. I'm very biased to vft's and all the variants.
  2. Simon B


    Hello and welcome to the forum ! as for a beginner's plant where do you plan to grow your plants ?
  3. Thank you !! The 'Coquillage' was from you last year, and on the 'Louchapates' photo a trap from the 'Charly Mandon Spotted' I got from you has crept in aswell !!!
  4. Just a few pics of some of my Dionaea I took today while pottering around the greenhouse. Fondue Lochapates Coquillage Triton Trichterfalle Fused Tooth
  5. Amazing !! Pacman is one of my wants for this year.
  6. I Will second Richard here I do like my vft oddity's and that looks a very original mutation. before it becomes a named plant do you want to sell me a division.
  7. I use a Dymo Labelmanger pnp its not a handheld needs plugging into a laptop or pc. use a cheap white on clear tape on black labels. only been using just over a year but haven't had any faded yet.
  8. Welcome to the forum !! I would class myself as a northern member but still 150 miles south of you.
  9. Welcome to the forum you'll get lots of guidance and advice from past posts or if it specific ask away !!
  10. Welcome to the forum, what part of yorkshire are you from ?
  11. CephFan you are right majority of nylock nuts are steel ! bi-metal corrosion is what I thought it was called but seems it is the same thing after looking it up. You can get aluminium nylock nuts which won't cause it but still have the nylon insert to stop the nut loosening.
  12. This may sound stupid (being an engineer) but mine isn't exactly secured to the ground !!!! its grounded by gravel all around outside and inside. (its a very small sheltered garden we also rent so cant modify much) the movement was within the structure and some how has worked the nuts loose. it was only on one side so can only think my "helper" didn't tighten the nuts properly.
  13. its a very cheap aluminium framed greenhouse it maybe in the design, and the nuts a very cheap (you get what you pay for), think nylock nuts would be better. I'm having a move around in there before spring so will replace with better nuts should help.
  14. Simon B

    The monster

    amazing. I love it. its definitely unique. are other traps on the plant like this ? I guess you wont be sure its stable yet ??
  15. Just got woken at this stupid time of the night because a neighbours bin had blown over. went out to investigate and noticed my greenhouse was moving a hell of a lot. One of the cross braces had some how fell off !!! After getting that back on and tightened up in the dark with a small torch. Went round to notice a lot of the other bolts had become loose. all tightened up now. this is my first greenhouse and should have realised that these need constant attention. just a warning to people new to greenhouses. sorry if this seems obvious but if I hadn't been rudely awoken I can imagine my greenhouse would be a wreck now.
  16. Spring isn't that far away, even if it feels a long way off now
  17. a panel on mine was blown out last night i've managed to get it back in for now. but like ada says i'm going to seal them all in when weathers a bit dryer.
  18. I'm not sure if Phoebe just thinks they're giant litter trays but seriously it looks very good and neat. I need to get my shelving sorted very soon.
  19. just to add Matt Soper now runs Hampshire Carnivorous Plants --> he has the cultivar you're after listed but out of stock. maybe message him and see if he can let you know when available.
  20. Welcome to the forum, and back to the hobby. after the wait period the sales and wants section will be open to you and is the best place to ask about the specific clone your looking for. happy growing and good luck
  21. They all look fine to me, all mine are looking a lot worse for wear with the recent drop in temperature. only thing I would suggest is a bit more air flow that small greenhouse looked very humid in one of your pics, as I understand it can lead to mould and rot problems. but I'm still only a beginner at this so maybe someone more experienced could lend some input.
  22. Hello and welcome to the forum, it becomes a very addictive hobby, I just started my first outdoor planter this year here's the link to my thread
  23. same here last few days been unable to connect to it but as I'm typing this it is working faster than ever
  24. Simon B

    Is it ture?

    I'm no expert but the way I understand the information I've gained is all your sarra's will need a dormancy, and your dionaea will too. drosera capensis will survive a dormancy but don't think it actually needs one (near impossible to kill) but your other drosera's i'm very unsure. I don't grow droseras. How will it get below -20c, is the English weather going to be that bad this year