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    RobinGordon's Plants

    I'm only a beginner in the carnivorous plant arena but I'm a long time gardener.

    I have an Albany Pitcher Plant and two Venus Flytrap varieties. They are all growing outside and uncovered at the moment.
    Temperatures at this time of year are about 15-40 C.

    The pitcher plant was half eaten by blackbirds in the winter, and Long Red Fingers has recently suffered blackbird attack; I might post a picture when it's recovered. The ceph is sitting in a small ceramic pot perched on top of a larger ceramic pot that contains a beginner's bog garden (std VFT). It's been in this position for about four months and seems to like it. The pot is on wheels and as such it is in full sun on cooler days and 60% shade on hot days.

    Ceph (standard)

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    Nice Ceph! Sorry about the raven attack though.

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    Welcome to TF! You may want to consider obtaining mesh . screening to discourage critter attacks. I face the same, here. The birds want to either steal the caught bugs from the VFT's or use the LFS (Long Fibered Sphagnum), for their own purposes.

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    I see that you live in Southern Australia, have you ever seen cephs in the wild? That would be really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BioZest View Post
    I see that you live in Southern Australia, have you ever seen cephs in the wild?
    I haven't - I've only been to Western Australia twice, and have never been to Albany.

    The Adelaide Hills though have a huge population of Drosera whittakerii, D. planchonii, and D. auriculata. The D. whittakerii are currently flowering - carpets of white flowers that follow the sun. It's lovely.

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    A belated welcome to the forum. Nice-looking ceph.

    I would love to see some photos of the wild tuberous 'dews in bloom.
    - Mark

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    I can't find any of the photos taken at the greater scale, but here's a close up.

    Last edited by RobinGordon; 08-07-2013 at 09:57 PM. Reason: explanation

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    Nice plants

    You will see, once you have the fever, you are done. You will have plants everywhere in a year or so

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