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my new babies.

Postby Diane » Wed May 02, 2018 12:43 pm

Love these - I can see this turning into an interesting new hobby.
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Re: my new babies.

Postby Shallot Man » Wed May 02, 2018 1:38 pm

I might have mentioned it. Some years ago when I had a small collection. Thought I would treat them to some live food. Went round the local fishing shop with one of those small jam jars you get in Hotels. Goes without saying, there must have half the local fishermen in there getting there bait. They viewed my request with some amusement. :oops: :oops:
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Re: my new babies.

Postby robo » Wed May 02, 2018 4:01 pm

I bought five at the end of autumn last year ,I followed all the instructions up to now one is dead and only two showing any sign of life
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Postby Diane » Wed May 02, 2018 4:40 pm

Oh Robo..that's a shame. So disappointing.
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Postby PLUMPUDDING » Wed May 02, 2018 9:31 pm

They're a lovely colour Diane. I had Saracena, Sundew and Butterwort in a wide not too deep bowl . I put sphagnum moss around them and kept it nice and moist. They lasted for quite a few years and looked lovely.
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Re: my new babies.

Postby Primrose » Thu May 03, 2018 8:19 am

Very pretty. Do they eat whitefly? Pity they're indoors plants. I could do with positioning some in the middle of my overwintering curly kale which always seems to get swamped with the wretched creatures.
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Re: my new babies.

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Thu May 03, 2018 9:07 am

By the way, the are hardy enough to have outside, but do better and are more use eating the pests in the greenhouse or conservatory. I've seen Sundew and Butterwort growing in the wild on Mull and in Yorkshire so they are quite tough.
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Re: my new babies.

Postby vivienz » Thu May 03, 2018 9:43 pm

They're beauties, aren't they? Could you persuade them to eat carpet moth? Plenty of those in my house.
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