Jaicen

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  1. Awesome, thanks I'll bear that in mind next summer.
  2. Makes sense, but you'd have to bag before the flowers open?
  3. I'm wondering what people do to prevent their specimen plants hybridising when you want seeds? Assuming they're all growing and flowering together? Do you usually isolate plants you want to set seeds?
  4. Yes, that was my thinking too. The cows have had a dramatic effect on the area, it's very much broken up the ground and there's a lot of dung so it's likely that this, combined with the grazing has eradicated most of the interesting plants. I didn't see any of the purple orchids, and found just a few small D. Rotundifolia. I'm not sure what the 'land management' were thinking to be honest.
  5. Just an update, I went back to find the pings again today, but it looks like they are gone. The area has been heavily grazed and trampled by cows
  6. Wow, very nice plants that look to be thriving. I hope to visit them one day.
  7. Jaicen

    Asda Nepenthes

    I think Yossu has a point, but the novelty collectability (pokémon effect?) of the biodomes is a winner for me. Where are you finding neps for £4 though? Plus, they grow like weeds compared to most other Neps I've grown (and killed ). My Windowsill Suki is putting out its second new pitcher and has grown out the top of the dome already in just 4 weeks. FWIW, of the three varieties I have, Suki is by far the most vigorous, Lady luck the least.
  8. Jaicen

    Asda Nepenthes

    Excellent news, guess that means they may re-stock in my area too. I may get some more Suki, it seems to like the conditions i'm growing it in on my work windowsill. Averaging 20 degrees and 50% humidity on a north west window and it's out growing of the pot and pitchering nicely. It's been there exactly a month and seems to be thriving on just tap water. Result.
  9. Jaicen

    Asda Nepenthes

    That's funny, I've been scouring charity shops for old glass 'fish bowls' to use as terrariums. Have you had any joy in the hunt Yossu?
  10. Brilliant! I like to see them growing with Drosera, that's cool. The shot of the plants near the stream is particularly good. Are they in a slightly shaded position? It looks like they haven't begun flowering yet, whereas those I found at Llandudno were all but finished.
  11. Jaicen

    Asda Nepenthes

    Good to hear they are still about, all the local shops here are out of stock. I hope that means they flew out and they're re-ordering the next cases!
  12. Indeed, i'm not sure what it is. The pings that look like they're growing out of the rocks are actually in some sort of spongy, porous layer on top of the rock. I'm not sure exactly what it is, maybe a sort of mossy lichen, or perhaps an aggregate washed down from above. It's actually quite spectacular, I went back and had another look before I left and I found a great many more plants. You can see where they are flowing down the hillside following the path of the seep where I guess the seeds get washed down the hill. I also found a lone flower, which made my day really. I'll upload a pic or two from the second trip later.
  13. The majority I think have low ph fluid and/or enzymes which kill the eggs, I wouldn't be concerned.
  14. So I've been growing esseriana for a few years. They throw up flowers readily, and grow resting buds during the winter they also divide at will! However, I've never got seed from them, so I'm wondering g if they need a different clone to pollinate? Any ideas?