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  1. As above what is this plant? I went to the butterfly house in Sheffield and saw this plant whilst I was there and read the sign about what it was but have forgotten the name!!! But it caught my attention as it looked like it should be carnivorous (tho it's not as far as I know) Anyway some pics to help identify it :) And a butterfly eating a banana just because Hope someone on here knows
  2. Just been playing around with the macro mode on my camera Drosera aliciae
  3. arnaudcarni thank you it is still doing well can see some new pitchers forming :) Had the plants out to enjoy some Sun and catch some food also have a new addition and also spotted another freebie in one of my tubs :) Food :) New addition And the freebie i spotted today
  4. Thank you! Haha indeed tho don't tell the other half already have a few plants eyed up Yeah That is my plan with them for winter tho my Binata is currently growing in with my S. purpurea so may replant a few of them to grow next year as will be leaving the purpurea in the greenhouse. Yeah that seems to be the best plan, just need to watch out for those extra cold spells!!!!!
  5. Thank you again for all the advice! Has put my mind at rest a little :)
  6. Thank you all! I think I will just line the green house inside with bubble wrap and I may invest in a paraffin heater to only be used if we get a long cold snap! does that sound like a decent plan? Adam
  7. Just made a new thread about that before I saw your reply! whoops lol whats the best thing to do if it does drop that cold? could I line the greenhouse with bubble wrap or would it be best to get a small heater just incase?
  8. So it has been brought to my attention that I'm not really prepared for my first winter with my new plants. I will soon be moving and putting the plants into an unheated greenhouse I had assumed that this would be good protection for them in the winter but now I'm wondering if i will need a heater for my new greenhouse and if so what would be the best/safest way to do this? Or would I be able to use bubble wrap or horticultural fleece in someway? Plants I currently have are Dionaea muscipula varius cultivars Sarracenia purpurea (still unsure which one) - but think either type should be fine? Sarracenia leucophylla Darlingtonia californica Drosera capensis (alba) - assume I keep this one indoors? Drosera binata Many thanks Adam
  9. Well I am in the process of buying a new house which comes with a green house the sale should be complete in the next couple of months :) so the plan was to move them into there for the winter. does that sound like a good plan? still new so have a lot to learn! also should I get a small heater for it or is unheated ok? Adam
  10. Fujifilm finepix s1600 and not a cp but another fly catcher
  11. Drosera capensis (still covered in peat from postage can't seem to shift it) Drosera binata new growth (freebie) Adam
  12. Sarracenia leucophylla Sarracenia purpurea Darlingtonia californica Adam
  13. Well I only recently started keeping cp's (around two weeks ago) but have really caught the bug! and thanks to two lovely people on here my collection has grown a lot in a short time! So would like to say thank you all for the advice iv had up to yet (expect more questions from me) and a big thank you to Ceri and Gary for my new plants! Firstly the Venus fly traps Big mouth South West Giant All Green Giant Sawtooth Akai ryu (my first fly trap) Adam
  14. Well I have many hobbies but the one that got me into growing plants was fish keeping. I think I actually spend more time messing with the plants than the fish! Does anyone else keep a planted fish tank? Tho I know some of you will have aquatic cp's! Tho I know nothing about them lol anyway here is a picture of one of my tanks Adam
  15. Thank you for posting this! Very informative and answers all the questions I had and gave me even more to think about!
  16. 27 and only just started keeping cp's..... tho I have a memory of my dad buying me a vft which I think I killed by trying to feed it a locust and using tap water.......
  17. Glad you have managed to get it sorted one way or the other, tho as I'm new to keeping cp's I think if I'd had this experiance that it would have put me right off the hobby!
  18. Just wanted to say that that looks amazing!! Iv read through the whole thread and would love to do something like this! As I'm just starting out I think I might do this as a winter project so it's ready for next spring so I can go all out on it.
  19. I'm rather overwhelmed by all the responses :) everyone seems so nice on this forum!!! And I would love to come and visit some of the more local to me! Also just had my mortgage offer so will soon be in the new house with the greenhouse!! So no doubt seeing your setups will encourage me to fill it completely with cp's :)
  20. I live just outside mansfield and travel to wollaton for work so notts will be easy for me! Also used to work in mapperley is it Brookfields? Also Dave I would be interested in some plants depending on what you have :)
  21. Ahh ok I will message the seller and see if I can find out! and the conservatory is south east facing so it tends to get a lot of light so hoping they will be ok in here for a bit! Im currently in the process of buying a new house and the previous owners are leaving in the small green house in the garden so hopefully that will be better. Just been looking at the Triffid Nurseries site and saw that they do a mixed beginners seed pack with 10 differant species and I quite like the idea of growing my own plants from seed but wondered if I'm too late in the year to get them and sow them? also is there a good place online to buy peat moss? as I can only find the westland one which seems to be useless! or am I better just buying some pre mixed substrate from one of the venders above to grow these seeds on if I do get them? also sorry for all the questions tho I have been reading up for days I am still pretty clueless lol
  22. Thank you all for the warm welcome and advice! And to answer some of the questions yep they are being given rain water and I got them off eBay from a seller called sundewcottage. Was wondering what are a couple of good online shops to get them from in the uk? Also I have them outside at the moment as it's such a nice day but am reluctant to leave them out as I have a rather nosy dog who would try and eat them! So they are mostly staying in the conservatory at the momen will they be ok? And lastly I'm not sure on what type of Sarracenia purpurea as it was just listed as Sarracenia purpurea.
  23. Hello Just thought I would say hi, Im very new to keeping cp's (2 days) and thought I would share a couple of pictures of my 3 or 4 new plants. sorry for the poor quality of photos and sorry that the plants are looking a little sorry for themselves but think that was due to being in the post 2 days ago! Dionaea muscipula 'Akai Ryu' Drosera capensis alba Sarracenia purpurea And the possible 4th plant that is hitchhiking in with the S. purpurea which I have been told may be a Drosera binata? also as you can see the Capensis has a lot of peat stuck all over it from being in the post so should I just leave it or try and remove it? many thanks, Adam