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Darlingtonia update

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It has been quiet on the Darlingtonia topic for some time now. Thought I ought to post some update photos of my Darlingtonia bogs, maybe to stimulate you to do the same. I love to see your Darlingtonia set ups. Here are mine.

A small update, I flooded the bogs for over a week, to get rig of possible weevil grubs. On top of that I also treated the soil with nematodes after drainage of the bogs. There is no sign of disliking by the plants.
14597579363_79cc33d335_b.jpgIMG_6840 by swerfer, on Flickr
14554398616_5422d6a98e_b.jpgIMG_6838 by swerfer, on Flickr
IMG_6838 by swerfer, on Flickr

14390869359_2320273507_b.jpgIMG_6839 by swerfer, on Flickr
14574135021_7723b153af_b.jpgIMG_6835 by swerfer, on Flickr

Tapping down the live Sphagnum from time to time, in the big shaded bog, really helps to control the overgrowing quality of the Sphagnum.
14390793240_66079691d4_b.jpgIMG_6846 by swerfer, on Flickr
14390858909_b2d564c359_b.jpgIMG_6845 by swerfer, on Flickr


Thanks for looking, comments are welcome.

Youri

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They're looking good Youri.

 

Which nematode product did you use?

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They're looking good Youri.

 

Which nematode product did you use?

Hi Fred,

I used nematodes by ‘ECO Style’. Probably the only commercial supplier we have in the Netherlands.

They have various nematodes available for different kind of pests.  

 

https://www.ecostylewebshop.nl/

 

Regards,

Youri

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Why your plants are in cages? Couldn't you make photos without them? :/ Beside that, they look delicious. :)

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Why your plants are in cages? Couldn't you make photos without them? :/ Beside that, they look delicious. :)

The cage is for keeping the blackbirds out. They love fresh Sphagnum, probably for nesting material, but they also like to scatter through the Sphagnum for food. 

I rather fancy my construction. It is either this or a pillaged Sphagnum bog. Simple choice.

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It wouldn't be the first time someone had to retrieve a prized Darlingtonia from a Blackbird nest.

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According to my knowledge, there are special devices to scare away animals. They produce ultrasounds when they detect movement near protected area. I don't have one of such myself, I have a cat... and a dog... I learned about those devised just recently, I have no idea how good they are, but there is one person who invested n it, so when I will have more information how it works, I will write.

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Ultrasonic devices don't really work for birds. I've found they can work for cats, as long as they are not deaf.

swerfer, your Darlingtonia ard looking good, well ahead of my outdoor plants which are only now coming up.

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Swerfer you asked for other growers darlingtonias. Well, here are my outdoor plants.

 

This is an outdoor bog container I set up a few years ago containing not only darlingtonia but also 2 S. purpurea and D. rotundifolia.. Unfortunately the sundews have been swamped by the moss and the sarras get eaten by slugs. I think I'll remove the purps at the end of the season and keep them in the greenhouse.

 

This is just a single darlingtonia that has spread by stolons.

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The stolons go round the container several times. I find these offshoots grow much faster if you leave them attached to the mother plant - so it's a quick way of getting adult plants.

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Here's my other outside container with 2 separate darlingtonias in their second year now. The one on the left is a seed grown example from Siuslaw NF and the other was a bought at an open day.
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And it's producing stolons already.
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