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  1. Some of my spectabilis and spectabilis hybrids do this. It's the only species to do this and I don't have much idea why it happens but it doesn't seem to do them any harm. I think it happens to me when I let them dry out a bit sometimes, so maybe this is the problem? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. I don't know if this is my place to say but this seller appears to buy plants from European sellers and then sells them on giving them misleading titles. For example most of his neps (I think) come from wistuba. He then labels them as 'seed grown' when they simply are not. I would also be interested to see his permits for sending plants worldwide (which I assume is where he sends most of his plants to) as 'no problems with customs guaranteed' most certainly does not sound official or promising. I think that there is a high chance that this seller is fraudulent. I hope nobody gets conned by them and can see that all they have to do is go to the original place of purchase to get these plants. Hope this helps Oliver Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. The giveaway was the no smoking sign on the left. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Well done stu, some of you were very close, but it was indeed on a plane. It was on the return flight from a recent holiday. I thought it was an interesting coincidence although I think I was the only one on the plane watching at 3am. :) Stu I will send you a PM. Thanks Oliver Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Hi everyone Here is a bit of fun for everyone to enjoy solving. It may be obvious, very, but I found it quite fun. Whoever guesses the following first will win a free burbidgeae x campanulata (EU only, and free postage) 1.What the photo shows? 2.Where is it? Be specific! Good luck everyone!! Thanks Oliver Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Mine grow in highland no problem, they are not fussy hybrids, very few of them are, I have managed to acclimatise all to my greenhouse when I receive them from BE. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Very very well grown!! I am very jealous, it's a species I have thought about growing for a while, but neps usually get prioritised and I forget about my orchids, maybe one day! What temps do you grow it in? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Looking forward to seeing you all there! Last time was brilliant. Don't hesitate to come, you will enjoy it. We all have knowledge in different areas of cps, and last time I learnt so much about others genera and much more, and come away with some new stuff to try. Thanks Oliver Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Great job on the talangensis, I have had many plants of talangensis and after a long time, I think I have worked it out too. They need lots and lots and even more light and extremely high humidity. This has finally worked for me. I think it also depends on the plant you get, they are very hard to kill but if the temperature changes by a lot, they wont pitcher. Also good to see the singalana x spectabilis, they are brilliant plants when you get them going but can be fussy. keep up the good work Oliver
  10. Welcome on board, Great to see an increasing popularity for these wonderful plants in Scotland! Oliver
  11. Absolutely fantastic, you must be the first person to get an intermediate pitopangii pitcher, really well done! What form is it? It's such a wonderfull species. Oliver
  12. Hi there I got given one of these for a gift and I use them for helis, they work very well, however might be a bit overkill for a small terrarium, it's very good though. Anything from simply control is great. Well worth a check for anyone looking for greenhouse terrarium equipment. Hope this helps Oliver
  13. For me, it would have horrible effects. If trading of plants got harder within the EU I would lose 2/3 of my business, and would also effect every other business selling orchids and carnivorous plants. For me operating at 2/3 would mean I would have to seriously cut down my business. In my opinion I would rather have my plants than have not having the EU dictating us. I just think it's my hobby and I care so much about it and don't want it to be impossible to get a hold of something. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. 1st I think is also spathulata x robcantleyi 2nd I think is sibuyanensis x talangensis Here is mine..... I'm sure it has some trace of sibuyanensis in it. Judging by its leafs. Hope this helps Oliver Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. I have grown quite a lot of n. maxima x burbidgeae and they take while to settle in and they would not be happy at all with the temps also in my experience are very sensitive to light, however they are fantastic when you get them going and I would assume that they would grow inside well. Hope this helps Oliver Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  16. Can't go wrong with a ventricosa or burkei they really great and easy, especially burkei. As for burbidgeae the are not that cool growing mines likes it a bit hotter, but good luck finding one took me 4 years! In my experience 90 percent of plants are easily adaptable and will settle in, just insure sufficient humidity and you shouldn't go wrong. Hope this helps Oliver Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Hi everyone, We also will be attending this year after a great weekend last year. This years event will be on the 14&15 of May. It will also be the first time that your can buy my new plants. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks Oliver Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Hi everyone If you have not already seen, please look at the following link. Deadline if friday for price requests. thanks Oliver
  19. Hi there, Nepenthes are very forgivable. But after it's damaged you have to give it perfect (not outside in the uk!) conditions. Keep the humidity high. Please please don't grow nepenthes in an unheated greenhouse, it's a recipe for disaster, as I have mentioned before. You'll waste your money, and nobody likes to do that. I wish you the best of luck in the recovery of your plant. Thanks Oliver Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  20. Bloody Mary produces red leafs all the time and is a sign that good light is being provided. The plant it very healthy. :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Well done! They're very hard to grow. (For me) too hot I suppose. Same with masdevalias, I can grow restrepia though. Beautiful flower! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  22. It's a shame really, respectable seller, nice selection. but this plant sadly is of a very dodgy origin, it is likely from a seller in Thailand who was previously accused of poaching on this forum and on others. Sorry to be the one to say this, and I don't want to make accusations but it is suspicious. I advise that no one buys this plant as to do so you could be supporting illegal trade of plants. If you want one head to wistuba, yes it migh be small but, plants do grow. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  23. Bulbophyllum Lepidum? Mines hasn't bloomed this year . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. I have been experiencing problems as well. Sometimes nothing loads. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk