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I can't remember what those plants are called now Mossy, but WOW aren't they looking fabulous? :))

17 Jul, 2011

 

That is a fabulous picture - are they pitcher plants?

17 Jul, 2011

 

They are Sarracenia Flava. I bought them at the Hampton Court Flower Show last week. I am absolutely fascinated by Sarracenia species and I have quite a few now. I can say that where they are placed, they eat plenty of wasps and other inspects - I make sure that I keep my fingers clear of them ... lol

17 Jul, 2011

 

Does the little lid shut when they have caught something?

17 Jul, 2011

 

Lovely pic! Love the gargoyle on the shed! :)

17 Jul, 2011

 

I have never seen them close.

17 Jul, 2011

 

They are beauties Mossy, are they hardy in our winter?

18 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Grandmage, actually they are pretty hardy. Most of the Sarracenia species that I have will survive between -10 to -20c.

18 Jul, 2011

 

Ooooohhhh off to the garden centre then!!

19 Jul, 2011

 

Looking great. Your garden is very interesting everywhere you look.

20 Jul, 2011

 

Those Sarracenia really stand proud in your garden, Mossy. How interesting that they eat the insects...would they be of the same family as the venus fly trap then?

20 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Whitelillies.

No Whistonlass, I don't think that they are the same family. The leaves of the Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea Muscipula) open wide and have stiff hairs which trap insects and the leaves then snap shut trapping the insect inside.

20 Jul, 2011

 

Looking good Mossy. I am glad you found some nice specimens at the flower show. They are fascinating plants, so fit in well with your garden.

21 Jul, 2011

 

Mossy my sarracenias look nothing like yours, mine are all crooked how do you get them to grow so straight.

25 Jul, 2011

 

Hello Dottydaisy,
My Sarracenias are planted in Irish Peat Moss (good quality sphagnum moss) and perlite in equal proportions.
I water then every day with rain water (not tap water because of lime and other chemicals present) and they are positioned where they get at least 6 hours sun (if it is sunny...lol). I do not feed them as they take their nutriments from the insects they capture and from the rain water and most important the soil must not be compacted as their roots need ventilation.

25 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks for that I will do all that you have told me and see what happens.....

27 Jul, 2011

 

I'm really impressed with your garden and the variety of plant species and your knowledge . I'm surprised you can grow some of those exotic plants there. Well done Mossy. :)

15 May, 2015



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