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    Tamlin I think if you wrote a book or books, maybe even a coventure with other drosera veterans. Containing cultering info on specific varieties or a book encompassing most varieties it,it would advance the growing of drosera by would have taken many more years. It would make the harder to grow species seem much more accesable to the average grower.If more people grow them, then more information on there culter will be made available alot quicker.I think alot of people who grow drosera need better referance guides, a singular main source by which to feel more confident growing the rarer more difficult species, thus making the rarer & more difficult not quite so difficult and rare. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] You seem to have a nack for describing their care in an easy to understand way, even for very inexperienced growers. please write a book or at least post a sight with essays on the care of all the drosera you have grown. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Hey Ive got it-SUNDEWS FOR DUMMIES. The savage garden Isnt always right or have the best ways to grow cp's but it has emboldend people to grow cp's That other wise would not have ventured into these plants they feel more confident tackeling something that they have at least some base knowledge of. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I am not sure that you could call the "sp. Botswana" rest a true dormancy. For me the plants grow on an ascending stem, and when it gets tall it seems it's life cycle is over. I assume flowering would be when the stem is at it's peak, but this form is very shy in flowering. Mine never have. When the stem reaches the limit of it's growth, the process of dying leaves along it's lower length accelerates, and the stem itself dies. Both times the has happened in a matter of weeks new growth is noted at the base, I presume from the roots. Keep it under the same conditions as when it was growing, and it should return in a short time. BTW dead leaves along the stem is not a sign of poor culture, and is just part of the plants normal cycle.

    Thanks all for the nice compliments! I enjoy sharing what I've learned (often enough the hard way) to appreciate what a difference a little good advice can make.

    (At the same time, I am very much in favor of individual research into the subject of CP culture. Please refer to my post "How to do a Websearch on CP")
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    Sorry if Iam asking a not so intelegent quesion but where is that post? I did a search on it and went through many postings but was unable to locate it? i probely overlooked it are you sure its still here? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
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    jodajo21,
    I just found it myself. He posted it in the General Discussions forum about 25 minutes ago. Look in the 'Lazy People have black thumbs or...' topic

    Tamlin, thanks. Sometimes the obvious is so easily overlooked. I've been to that database several times and it hadn't occured to me to use it that way. What can I say? Just a little slow upstairs occasionally. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    If you were slow upstairs would you really be here, doing this? These plants have summoned the brightest of minds, the most inquisitive, since Darwin's time.
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    most of the people that i have traded with over the last month have been proffesors, one i beleive was head of Emmory Universitys Human genetics research and developement, so we are a special breed, we may all be albert Einsteins in different areas remember they said Old Albert couldnt tie his ownshoe or remeber the simplest of things, I take great hope in that. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Well there you go then! Like the plants themselves, Cpers are a breed apart. Good thing too: the plants need intelligent people to help preserve them.
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    Ive got another question, I have read that most people use a mix of 2/1 peat sand for their south africans, does any body here use long Fiberd sphagnum instead? Iv heard of other people having a better experience when they deviated from using the standerd peat sand mixes and went with long fiberd sphagnum. I have not seen south africans specificaly mentioed in these statements.If no one here has any experience here with this ill just go with the standerd mix for now, at least until i have seed baring plants from the seeds I have now. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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