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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.