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    Hi everyone,

    I registered with this forum some time ago, and browse here from time-to-time, and thought it was about time for me
    to "de-lurk" and join in the fun!

    My name is Adam, and I'm currently living in West Wales (Ceredigion is the county), in the UK. I've been interested
    in Carnivorous Plants for quite some time, since the mid- to late-1980's, on and off. I love all CPs, but my
    favourites are definitely the Sundews (Drosera), followed by Butterworts (Pinguicula) and Bladderworts
    (Utricularia) in probably joint second place, followed by Sarracenia & Nepenthes in joint 3rd, followed by the rest!

    I'm also interested in all other plants, but especially Orchids (esp. hardy and half-hardy ones, e.g. Dactylorhiza,
    Cypripedium, Ophrys, but also the "tropicals", in particular Slipper Orchids), Aroids (Arum lilies and relatives),
    and to a slightly lesser extent Fuchsias, and Ferns. Also Cacti & Succulents.

    I've finally set up my greenhouse now, complete with bubble-wrap (and hopefully a propane gas heater before the end of the
    month), so can hopefully look forward to gradually ( or quickly! ) expanding my collection. I'm hoping to concentrate
    on the Drosera though.

    As for carnivorous plant societies, I'm currently a member of the UK CPS, the International CPS and the Australian
    CPS, all of which I can highly recommend. My current fav CP book is "Carnivorous Plants of New Zealand" by Bruce
    Salmon: absolutely fantastic!

    My next CP-related project (prob. sometime in the New Year) will be to set up a suitable terrarium for the
    "woollies"!! (Drosera petiolaris complex). Does anyone here grow these plants, or can point me in the direction of
    a guide to setting up such a terrarium? I hoping to start some from seed. Thx.

    Anyway, I hope to be able to contribute to this forum from time-to-time, and perhaps even exchange
    plants/seeds/gemmae in future!

    Kind regards,

    Adam. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    P.S. Just though I'd get this quick "wanted" info in, if that's OK!: does anyone know where I can get Drosera
    prolifera and/or D. schizandra in the UK - plants or seeds? (I already have the ubiquitous D. adelae). Thanks.

    P.P.S. I'm also planning to frequent the UK CP forum, at:
    http://www.cpukforum.co.uk
    (where I've posted this message aswell). See you in both forums?!

    P.P.P.S. In light of the terrible tradgedy in Bali, I send my heartfelt condolences to everyone there and in Indonesia: never lose hope for a better, more peaceful world.
    Kind regards,

    Adam.
    Wales, UK [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    I'm mainly interested in Drosera, Dionaea & Aldrovanda, Hardy Orchids (esp Dactylorhiza), Arums and Ericas (Heaths/Heathers - European + S.African)

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    Well well. Welcome to the forums! You seem to know a lot of information.... We hope that you enlighten us all, and maybe ask a few questions yourself! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    I'm sure you'll find everything yer looking for!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Welcome into the fold [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] ! Hope you have as much fun here as I do. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    So happy to have you with us Adam! It's a great group of people here from many different places. Sounds like you have much information to give and hopefully we'll have much to give you in return. Glad to see you on board here at **********/Exotic Gardens [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the management. And the management will be happy to hear that!

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    HELLO IM FROM WALES TOO about time im not alone [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    im about 9 miles form cardiff liveing in caerphilly. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    mile it may never hppen

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    well, with you focusing on drosera, and mike king focusing on sars, we just need a few more people to round out the huge collections across the pond eh? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Welcome!
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    Hello Adam and welcome to the forums! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    What a wonderful introduction. I enjoyed reading your post. I think Wales is a beautiful country. I would love to visit Scotland, Ireland and Wales some day. I think somewhere back in my genes lurks a little DNA from those countries even though as of the 1500s my ancestors were in England. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I am a drosera lover myself. So its nice to see another 'dew fan on board. If you ever have any sundew questions, the man to talk to is Tamlin. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] He can pretty much answer any question and there are lots of others too that can help you there. Just check out the sundew forum.

    I grow orchids as well, as do a number of the members here. There is a forum for orchid fans too.

    There are members here from all over the world, so glad to have you join us.

    Happy growing!
    Suzanne
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    Hi everyone!

    Thanks so much for your kind words of welcome! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    I hope I can contribute and help others, and will no doubt need info myself. I'm looking forward to being part of the PFT community. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Parasuco: I know a reasonable amount of info, but I'm far from an expert, and have a fair way to go before I am ( if ever!! ), but we're always learning. I'd be glad to help out. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    BCK: Thanks, I'm sure I'll have fun here, everyone seems so friendly! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    G1: Thanks! I'll do my best!

    Coma: Shwmae! Sut rydych chi? Good to see another taffy here! Hwyl....

    RP: Well, I'm working on a "huge collection": it's more smallish to medium at the moment though ( hopefully soon to change! ). [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Suzanne: Hi, thanks for the welcome. Yes, Wales is beautiful (IMHO), but so are many parts of the world: I'd love to visit the USA too some day. But I'd definately recommend any visitors to the UK to check out Wales & Scotland as well as England.
    As for dews, I've always thought they are so beautiful, like living jewels, and so varied too, which is why I like them so much! ( But I like all other CPs as well, before I get too much flak from the Pinguiculaphiles etc! ). I'll be sure to check out the sundew and orchid forums in due course.

    And Hi to everyone else as well! See ya around... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    Kind regards,

    Adam.
    Wales, UK [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    I'm mainly interested in Drosera, Dionaea & Aldrovanda, Hardy Orchids (esp Dactylorhiza), Arums and Ericas (Heaths/Heathers - European + S.African)

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