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    Hi,

    I just finished my bog (a bit under 2 square meters and about 50cm deep), 1:1 peat and sand.

    Right now I have it with sarracenias and dionaeas. I'm adding some pygmies and a d. regia (does very well outdoors here)

    My climate is mediterranean, virtualy frost free (light frost once every few years), humid winters, specially fall and spring, and dry summers.

    This is fairly close (I'm closer to the sea, so minimums are 1 or 2ºC higher):

    http://www.globalbioclimatics.org/station/es-cast2.htm

    To me looks fairly close to:

    http://www.globalbioclimatics.org/station/au-perth.htm

    (theirs has more humid winters and milder winters but they are fairly close, look at the water deficit column)

    I'm thinking it would be easier if I target winter growing species (tuberous drosera, S. African winter growing...) as I wouldn't need to water as much.

    As I also have sarracenias, I'll need to keep it humid.

    Any comments about appropiate sumer water table depth?

    Would some "more tolerant" tuberous droseras do well? (I'm thinking about things like d. gigantea.

    Any proposals of what I could plant?

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    I'd be more inclined to try D. peltata forms and maybe D. whittikari since they can both take real wet conditions. D. gigantea may work but some clones can be touchy about how wet they are and there is not real telling until you get it wet and it either rots or comes back...
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    D. whittikari ??

    is the speling right? I can't find it anywhere.

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    Right spelling is Drosera whittakeri. I would try D. peltata first, it is much more tolerant. Don't kill too many rare species for experiments!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JanW @ Feb. 26 2006,9:08)]Right spelling is Drosera whittakeri. I would try D. peltata first, it is much more tolerant. Don't kill too many rare species for experiments!!!
    thanks

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    Sorry my bad on that spelling
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    Hi,

    I don't think, you can grow tuberous Drosera successfull for a longer time in your bog. I can only imagine, that this might work with Drosera auriculata/peltata, if at all. In my opinion, even Drosera auriculata/peltata do better if they have a dry summer (what your Sarracenia will not like). I also don't think, that the winter growing south-african Drosera will survive such conditions.

    Christian

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    Wish I had built 2 bogs instead of one, climate is just about perfect for winter growing drosera.

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