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  • Birthday 08/27/1958

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    CPs - principally Sarracenia purpurea. Gardening, Breeding Tortoises, Natural History.

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  1. Rob58


    Heliamphora pictures
  2. Its a beautiful plant and your flowers are a gorgeous colour, worth growing for the flowers alone.
  3. Saw them myself and while the 1st pictures are good the 2nd images show some very poor quality plants - dormancy or not. Also saw it's a new account with no feedback history. Returns not accepted - I wonder why!!!
  4. Hi there - lucky you having this lovely hybrid. Yours may be smaller as not yet mature size. Often maturity takes time after division. Also different growing conditions will yield different appearences even in the same cultivar. Have you a picture of your own plant?
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    I'm back!

    Welcomefrom myself as a new member but I also saw that your hobbies included tortoises too. Now thats a cool combination :-)
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    Rob's Agaves

    Rob58 - Selection of my Agaves.
  7. Hi All - my first post on the forum but thought I'd share our Agave. I first saw Agave medio picta aurea in the Canaries and wanted one on first sight. They don't grow as large or as blue on the margins. However they are a lovely addition and unusual as the more common form has the yellow confined to the margins of the leaf. They look great on the patio during summer but now housed in the greenhouse as the Autumn weather sets in. Rob
  8. Thank you both for the Welcome to the forum. Enjoying all the information here and looking forward to building a collection.
  9. Thank you Simon for your help. I've sent an email to Hampshire Carnivorous so I'm hoping for the best. Thank you Simon for your help. I've sent an email to Hampshire Carnivorous so I'm hoping for the best.
  10. Hi Crowlord. Also from the region (Ipswich). It's a hobby that's addictive with so many plants to choose from. My favourites are Sarracenia purpurea and another which does well outside (northern type). Best of luck with your plants and plans.
  11. Hello Everyone I've just joined after seeing what a great forum this is. Its a huge resource of fellow enthusiasts and information. My name's Rob and I did keep quite a few plants some years ago but let a friend have most of my plants due to relocation and work in Spain. My other interests are gardening and breeding tortoises. Presently I live on the Essex/Suffolk border though originate from the north-east. I like all carnivorous plants but my passion is for Sarracenia purpurea. I really am facinated and my enthusiasm started when I saw one in a nature book in 1969. Around the same time I was on holiday in north west Scotland and saw my first one growing on an island bed in a pond at Inverewe Gardens. The gardener gave me a small division and I was hooked!!! I kep my favourite plant which was a division from Matt Soper's Burkii 'Chipola Giant'. It held pride of place in my greenhouse until my giant tortoise bulldozed down the staging and ate every scap of it!!! I still have the tortoise but not the plant. If any member has a division from this clone that they can spare to sell then I'd love to grow it again. Looking forward to meeting other members and sharing the hobby.