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Floydsdad last won the day on September 6 2015

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About Floydsdad

  • Birthday 05/22/1970

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    Cooking ... (Take a peak at my food blog if you like at
    www.Floydsdadonthepans.wordpress.com ) Pottering in the greenhouse, although the tomatoes and chillies are about to be replaced with a plethora of carnivorous plants! (At least that's the plan!
  1. Thanks Ada , and Ian respectively ! I'm sure you both recognise some of your fledglings !
  2. Another update .. Things are really taking off now, and as predicted space is becoming limited ! Loving the sundews I have to say, and the VFT's are blooming ! Almost all the Sarras are putting up pitchers now and the reserve collection is looking a lot healthier ! Definitely going to need another display making ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Well I'm no doubt going to try and do another display bench, so any help you need, just ask. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hi, Thanks for the kind words. Glad you like. I can assure you there's been a minimal outlay for the whole thing. The plastic tray the plants sit in is an underbed storage box from B and M Bargains (about a fiver) the logs were 8 quid each from B and Q. The bench was made out of off cuts of 3x2. The medium is peat moss and perlite from the garden centre (about £20 for enough plus spares). And the plants, well if you look around on the site there are so many kind a generous people who will let you pick up some of their spare stock fora fraction of the rrp, and even throw in the odd freebie! Maintenance is minimal, lots of rainwater / deionised water , and just time plucking out rouge weeds and strands of grass that grow through the moss. I reckon by next season I should have a few spares which I'll gladly help you with if you like. Cheers ! FD
  5. Was that a lens for your phone did you say ? I'm intrigued ? What phone is it ? Cheers.. FD Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Now it seems I've got the technology working ... Here's the whole thing .. A few more weeks and everything will hopefully start to fill out ... If you can spot a gap , and suggest a plant you think will look good in there .. Please just drop me a line Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. One last one :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Another attempt at sending a pic or two ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Feel free to take a look at my efforts as a newbie ! I'd post a pic , but for some reason my I phone won't send them .. I'll try once more .. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. As I thought .. The link to the pics embedded in my message as I typed it .. But no pics
  11. Not sure if this darn phone will play along .. Had a little peep in this morning in the way to work ... And almost everything is now starting to grow ... And some of the plants look great in the early morning sun
  12. Damn phone sent half a message !! Just to say, keep asking the questions. The people on here are so helpful. And there's always people with a little spare stock to help quickly build your collection. I started with a few pots and a chat with Ada on here 18 months or so ago .. And here's my little display, I'll probably have some bits and bats spare in the coming weeks... And the advice I got was spot on, whatever size greenhouse you have.... It's not big enough ! Ha ! Enjoy ! FD
  13. Morning ! I'm a full year in and believe me, once the bug bites it bites !
  14. Update Time ☺️ Well the winter has passed, and I've just started to up the water levels to get things a little more 'boggy'. And despite my worries, never having been through a winter before, everything seems to be sparking into life. So, as per the suggestion, I'll post a pic or 2 every few weeks to see how things progress. As per, if anyone has any feedback or advice, throw it my way ! Heaven knows I need it ! The first of the sundews are starting to grow ☺️ And the Capensis in the log survived the winter too ☺️ And on the right hand side the VFT's are kicking into life ☺️ And hopefully, soon the sarracenias will start to throw up a few pitchers ☺️ That's how it's looking as we hit the start of the growing season (I think !) Hope you like ! Check out www.Floydsdadonthepans.wordpress.com