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John Jearrard
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I don't know about anyone else, but I have had enough of this winter thing. I seem to have done nothing but cut things back for months now, so I was really pleased to find a few signs of new growth while repotting. (Sorry about the bright white perlite - we hadn't just had a hailstorm!)

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Sarracenia alata.

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Sarracenia leucophylla.

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Sarracenia rubra.

They may not be flowering yet, but it's good to see them working on it.

How is everybody else doing

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Looking good John. I must take a look at mine.. The only difference here is that we are in a frost pocket!! Next time you are around this area John give me a call and we can pop up to Hawks Tor.

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Yep, I notice some buds coming on one of my Sarras too!! Slightly worrying I think. Surely it cant be good if plants are breaking dormancy earlier. I guess it wouldnt hurt for a year or two ? but with all the global warming stuff it worries me how much dormancy they'll get in fifty or hundred years time when the weather will no doubt be warmer :happy:

Heather

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I have a few plants where the buds are visible but not yet cleared the growing tip of the plants, yours are far more advanced than mine are. I have two vfts throwing up flower stalks as well. One of them is about 6 inches tall so far

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Yep, I notice some buds coming on one of my Sarras too!! Slightly worrying I think. Surely it cant be good if plants are breaking dormancy earlier. I guess it wouldnt hurt for a year or two ? but with all the global warming stuff it worries me how much dormancy they'll get in fifty or hundred years time when the weather will no doubt be warmer :happy:

Heather

I don't think that we're at the same temps as the gulf states yet...... the plants seem to do just fine there.

I wouldn't bother too much about 50 - 100 years on.

Just make sure your offspring and theirs can tread water well

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Jeez..talk about an early rise here!

I mean, a early awakening in late february..agreed..but this is insane :roll:

In a few years time, say 15, we all have to move north to ensure a proper dormancy for the plants...

Schotland is going to be crowdy :P:P

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Risk of them not getting a proper dormancy in Northern Europe = nil.

Have a look at winter in Alabama. The days of us getting regular 21C+ in January are pretty slim I'd say.

It's not unusual to get buds appearing in February that don't start growing properly for another month.

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Just how many of those reporting buds provide heating over winter?

No heating. Buds are growing, but it will be a long time yet before I see any open flowers.

The lowest temperature I have recorded this winter is -3C, which is colder than last winter.

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No heating. Buds are growing, but it will be a long time yet before I see any open flowers.

The lowest temperature I have recorded this winter is -3C, which is colder than last winter.

that's not very cold. :wink:

I can't see any growth in my sarras.

lowest measure temp. over here: -9

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Im one of the lucky ones-several signs of growth here with flower buds appearing on some of my sarras and vfts.I do live by the sea though in the english riviera where we rarely see a frost in winter.

It is a bit worrying though-spring seems earlier each year!

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Just how many of those reporting buds provide heating over winter?

No heating here..and no glass even! (Foil)

But no bud's found either after a brief inspection just now..my lowest temp. was around -8 this winter..

Currently it's very sunny here...enough so to catch some sun in the backyard...temps at bench level reaching the 10 degree mark rapidly..

I guess temps. in the roof part will be much higer already..

Let's hope they'll sleep a month more or so..i don't want to weak traps!!

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