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  1. I have taken two cuttings which are currently...

    I have taken two cuttings which are currently rehydrating in water. I will pot them up tomorrow and bag them and keep my fingers crossed! I did have a villosa for 14 years and did very well. Never...
  2. How well does hairy hamata respond to rooting?

    I have a 9 year old hairy hamata which while growing fairly well has not pitchered for some time. As it had been in the compost for quite a while and I have been having issues with others plants...
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    No. In the UK and I expect the EU as well there...

    No. In the UK and I expect the EU as well there is no fungicides for amateur use that is effective. Only commercial growers can lay their hands on stronger stuff. And getting hold of that stuff is...
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    Yes I am seriously thinking pathogens. Over here...

    Yes I am seriously thinking pathogens. Over here all the fungicides have been watered down so much they barely cope with powdery mildew! However I have unearthed an old packet of Benlate which while...
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    Trying to combat root rot and failing :(

    For a few years now I have been losing neps quite regulary where the roots on examining are very wirey black and dead. And often the dieback extends into the base of the plant. Healthy nep roots I...
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    Death toll continues...

    Lost my big 22 year old H. nutans and another helia hybrid yesterday. And today my big and beautiful H. ceracea shrivelled and curled up dead! One of my favorites and only a week ago when it looked...
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    Goodbye Heliamphora RIP

    Well the bulk of my collection of adult Heli are now dead! All suffering from wrinkled soft shrivelled growth. And mostly with a dead section of the rhizome making cuttings impossible. Started off...
  8. Judging from a few recent losses I think they...

    Judging from a few recent losses I think they have entered into a pact!! They could not stand the thought of another winter!
  9. Hi Carl, What conditions was your heterodoxa x...

    Hi Carl,
    What conditions was your heterodoxa x ionasii growing in? Its really frustrating losing these bigger older plants just as they are developing their adult characteristics. And them its back...
  10. No I water my plants from above when needed. I...

    No I water my plants from above when needed. I have had these last few plants quite some years. The tatei almost 10 years.
  11. Grr Its time for the autumn Sudden Death season

    For some reason I am now finding that the start of autumn is when my plants start to keel over! :(
    Last week my big nutans giant collapsed along with another tequila! Them today I find my big woody...
  12. Thread: No roots

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    From my own experience I find that using rooting...

    From my own experience I find that using rooting powder/liquid stopped roots from developing! But do find it helpful to lightly remove the outside of the stem lower down which seems to help the plant...
  13. Thanks for the interesting thread response Mike. ...

    Thanks for the interesting thread response Mike. Its good to hear my elongata is not alone!!
    So far my most vigorous Heli have come from another German who sells usually only seed grown plants or...
  14. Why do some wistuba Heli never seem to go beyond juvenile stage?

    I have been growing Heli from Wistuba since 1997 but have found some clones (for me at least) never progress well. My hispida never did and got smaller. Yet another clone from elsewhere moved to...
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    I fear I might have tempted fate by posting a...

    I fear I might have tempted fate by posting a photo of my H. tequila as this last few days the limp/drying up has returned! :( The weather has hotted up this week and although the plant is in the...
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    Summer Neps pics

    Hi,
    A few shots from my neps house:

    http://freespace.virgin.net/wb.sherren/misc.jpg

    A mix of my N. maxima x truncata (EP) & N. maxima x ventricosa (BE)
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    Some Heli photos

    After a never ending winter, no spring and late summer it is finally warming up! Here are a few shots taken today of a few of my neglected and in some cases aphid attacked Heli!!
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    I look forward to getting my new villosa from AW...

    I look forward to getting my new villosa from AW in the next few days. After mourning the loss last year of my 14 year 3 foot beast!! :( Back to the beginning!
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    Never ending winter! :(

    I think in 26 years of growing CP's this current winter has been the worse and longest! Lost more plants particulary Neps & Heli this time around than any other period. And whats depressing is that...
  20. Organic Matters- Short Sarracencia film

    A short film shot last summer amongst the American Sarracenia pitcher plants growing in my English garden!
    For best results in HD view via vimeo site.


    https://vimeo.com/59811418
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    Thanks for everyones kind words. I fear that the...

    Thanks for everyones kind words. I fear that the whole of the plant is infected with black veining and rot running throughout the plant. I have found this with Neps before where they can be very slow...
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    Now in compost bin! :(

    Now in compost bin! :(
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    As I rather feared it is now time to turn my...

    As I rather feared it is now time to turn my villosa into a number of cuttings! :( Growth stopped in September and while it has remained largely unchanged during winter it is now going wrinkly and...
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    More Sudden Death Heli!

    Not too good a winter so far with a mix of young and old Heli collapsing quickly over night. Lost my two H. purpurascens, a younger H. exappendiculata went today. And a couple of H. hispida & H....
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    Very nice Butch. Which form is that H....

    Very nice Butch. Which form is that H. folliculata? My one that got chewed up by birds earlier this year is on the compost heap as of yesterday. :( Took ages to reprout and them went limp and rotted...
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