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    Hey Rob! Wonderful photos! I must fly over sometime in my life to visit the nursury! I do have a question, your N. veitchii highland plant that you are training to jump through hoops, at the show, are they just in coc chips potted in a laundry net basket How large are they, the one in the center and just a touch to the left is an enormous green pitcher!

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    Amori, see you there! Unfortunately the RHS don't allow sale of plants at Chelsea except on the last hour of the last day, there simply isn't room for sales tables. You can order plants from Simon though, his details are on our website.

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    Quote[/b] ]That's ok, he was from the wifes side of the family.

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    Quote[/b] ]I must fly over sometime in my life to visit the nursury!.
    Dustin, you would be very welcome but I'd wait a year or two if I were you, we're just getting started with growing the plants to large size, things should get more spectacular with time.

    The N. veitchii are perhaps not as big as the photo might suggest, those are not laundry net baskets, they are only about 12" long so none of those pitchers is really huge, actually N. veitchii doesn't get very large in the wild either. They are potted in our usual mix of 50/50 cocopeat and chopped husk. The space betwen the baskets was then filled with a sprinkling of chips to give a level surface on which the pitchers can form but they were repotted very recently, hence the messy appearance. For the purpose of this particular display we don't want the pitchers to be hanging which would happen if the pitchers were allowed to form between pots etc. Tendrils of N. veitchii are particularly stiff and the plants cannot easily be manipulated into different positions when displayed. We're doing a similar thing with highland N. truncata. You can see some of them here newly repotted, the old pitchers that we hadn't cut off are all over the place but the new ones are forming nicely upright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Borneo @ Nov. 30 2004,10:03)]Ha! Ha! My philosophy on marriage is simple: Don't get married. If you are so inclined, then save time by
    just finding a woman you don't like and give her your house, car and savings...
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    I just go outside and unzip the door to my greenhouse and put in the plant. I'm running out of room though. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] The greenhouse is only 8' by 8' and i have wayyyy to many plants, i wouldn't be surprised if they overgrow the place in three years. A kitchen would be much larger, but i don't want Nepenthes pitchers dropping off in to my dinner. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    I'd like to fly over there two, but i think i'll take your advice and wait a year. Then i'll come over and teach you a few things about Nepenthes. Oops, reverse that, ok. I also have to like N.veitchii, but i'll have to get a lowland variety, i have more room in my stovehouse. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Wow I'm speechless. Thanks for sharing!
    How big is the nursery? (m2) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
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    Rob ,did you even covert the swimimg pool at the high land nursery [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] or did you build that to create a micro climate ,shelter from wind ,higher humidity etc

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    I'm with Tony! That truncata x copelandii is awesome!
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    Thanks Rob!

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