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  1. We have been accepted for The RHS Tatton Flower Show this year, running from Wed 17th July until Sun 21st July. If anyone would like to help out for a day or more on the Carnivorous Plant Society stand, please do let me know as soon as possible and I can give you more details. Thanks
  2. That’s fab, thanks. I’ll definitely do that
  3. Thanks Dunc, it’s mainly Neps and possibly a few tropical Drosera I’m wanting to keep in there. Due to space in the house I’m having to get rid of my terrarium but the greenhouse has arrived, so I’m just waiting on my friend to help me erect it.
  4. Since moving and having space, I’ve now obtained a 6x4 greenhouse (glass and aluminium) that we’re planning on heating for tropical carnivorous plants (although they do have to share it with my Mum’s orchids). What is the best way to insulate it? Summer time won’t be an issue but I’m thinking come winter time it will benefit from being insulated.
  5. Try the local garden centres, I bought a small bag in one near us.
  6. DATE :- Saturday 25th May 2019 TIME:- 12pm - 5pm PLACE:- East Horsley Village Hall Kingston Avenue East Horsley Leatherhead  KT24 6QT
  7. Everyone is still a member
  8. I will put this suggestion to the rest of the committee, Dunc.
  9. We will be doing so.
  10. Temperate plants in dormancy should be fine, but I wouldn’t buy tropical plants to come through the postal system at this time of year.
  11. At least some of them should still come up fine. I don't usually expect to see germination until April or May from my Sarracenia seeds, that I tend to sow around Christmas time and place in an unheated polytunnel.
  12. I’m always attracted to the plants ‘sick bay’ as well in gardens centres. I just refer to them as hybrids, as you can’t guarantee that they are what you think, especially if you trade divisions of them in the future. There are many cultivars which look very similar to each other, or seed grown plants that are almost identical to a particular cultivar, which they definitely aren’t. Always better to be safe.
  13. We’re Dark Peak, so that explains why it’s so low for us. A total godsend in this dry weather
  14. Quite feasible, as I know a few people not far way who are in Lancashire and have similar TDS levels. We never have to de-scale any appliances either.
  15. True, we are very lucky to have extremely soft water round here. Highest it’s ever tested here is 61.
  16. The TDS of our tap water only measures 47 straight from the tap
  17. Really fed up as can’t manage to get down due to a nightmare unfolding here
  18. Interesting that they’ve now changed their mind about fertiliser being added. My pitchers are growing nice and straight, apart from a couple along the edge of my polytunnel where I think the wind has blow the cover against them.
  19. Even more annoying is that their website says it is pure Irish peat. http://www.vitaxgrower.co.uk/product/irish-peat/
  20. ****! Looks like some repotting is needed here too. Strangely the vfts that hadn’t done well in Westland peat have really perked up in the vitax
  21. Winter is firmly back around here - icy cold and wet