Jaicen

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Wow, very nice plants that look to be thriving. I hope to visit them one day.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. The majority I think have low ph fluid and/or enzymes which kill the eggs, I wouldn't be concerned.
  11. 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?
  12. Jaicen

    Asda Nepenthes

    If anyone is struggling to find these I'd be happy to post some out , my local Asda seem to have a fair few Sukis at least.
  13. I got out to Llandudno today, and found the Pings pretty much straight away, growing in wet seeps at the side of the road. Very pleased to see them, but gutted to have missed the flowers by what looks likedays . Thanks for the pointers Mark! Is it possible to upload pictures here without using a hosting site?? I took some phone pics, left the good camera back home unfortunately. Edit for pics:
  14. Nice pics Carnivine, where where they taken?
  15. Thanks for the tips, I'm going to be in the great Orme area at some point, so that might be a winner. Can you PM me the best areas to look? I recently found some D. Intermedia in Sussex too, will post pics when I get back from Wales. Cheers, Rob
  16. Does anyone know of any locations I could find Pinguicula or d. Anglica in north Wales?? I'm near Prestatyn. I know there are some in the Snowdonia region, are there any closer?
  17. Jaicen

    Asda Nepenthes

    You could try contacting Borneo Exotics? They replied to my Facebook message very promptly. If you're desperate I'm sure you could get some shipped over privately from a forum member?
  18. Jaicen

    Asda Nepenthes

    They're in most of the stores that carry some houseplants. In my local Asda's they've been flying off the shelves. So far it seems that 'Suki' is more abundant as Lady Luck and Bill Bailey are harder to find. I bought two of each
  19. Jaicen

    Asda Nepenthes

    Mine are in domes, they seem happy so far and one is on my work windowsill which came along at a fortuitous time if you've read my thread! Do be careful of putting them in full sun without shading. My wife 'helpfully' put them out in the sun one day for me, resulting in the loss of pretty much all the leaves on the specimens she put out.
  20. My Esseriana have standard coarse sand, washed to remove the fine particles leaving behind gritty quartz. The plants have grown happily for 12 months so far with no signs of moss.
  21. So the limiting factor here is likely to be the light levels, not the humidity? That's a shame as I don't really want to start adding grow lights at this point. I'm going to leave the Suki on my windowsill for a few months and see how it goes as it's already here and it only cost £4! If it doesn't pitcher well, i'll move it to the north-east window which does get some direct sun late in the afternoon.
  22. Guys, i'm looking for some advice. I've always avoided Nep's as I thought they were finicky and hard to grow, but I've decided to give it a go. I recently picked up a few biodomes from ASDA of all places, with some nice looking hybrids (Suki and Bill Bailey). I'd like to grow one on a windowsill in my office which never receives direct sunlight (north facing), temps are usually 15-20 degrees with 40-50% humidity. Are these conditions suitable for neps? I know I can't get away with growing drosera etc as there's not enough light, is it possible to grow nepenthes with lower light levels?
  23. Looks like overheating. Is the glass ventilated?
  24. Last time I checked, 1 was definitely less that many...