About the Finn in the other end of the cable

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Medium sized update with photos #1

Howdy howdy. Long time no see huh. Well I can't see you but... you get the idea. Holiday is over and today I took part in qualification test for career college, the results come during next week's Friday. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Sometimes it's refreshing to start a meal with dessert so here we go with some Utricularia flowers.

U. sandersonii, which I get to bloom first time in my whole hobby!

U. dichotoma, first time blooming in my collection.Notice powdery mildew which attacked the flowerstalk.

U. uniflora took it's time to bloom but glad it did. Seems like this one likes the summery heat.

Then to my wannabe highland terrarium, which is for now a plastic box on my floor. The upper row D. venusta, G. roraimensis, U. asplundii and U. reniformis small form. Middle earth, I mean row D. natalensis with location data, D. roraimensis, D. regia. The sugar on the bottom is D. felix, U, nephrophylla and dead D. graomogolensis. D. graomogolensis was a bit ex tempore but I agreed to swap it for few sundews but unluckily the plant arrived when I was on my holiday and my parents potted it.
Rule number X: Never let your parents pot your carnivorous plants, unless they're carnivorous plants hobbyists too. Mine aren't.

U. asplundii are growing bigger leaves than before. I'll pot them in spahnum soon and hopefully it will improve their growing.

D. natalensis from Inanda road, Waterfall, Kwa-Zulu, Natal, RSA and D. kaiteurensis. Oops! File name of the picture says D. roraimensis. Maybe I'm getting old or I just have too many plants. :D

Drosera venusta is a true fighter. Now it is growing perfectly with even a flowerstalk.

I was shocked when I came home and saw my Darlingtonia with only few leaves. The biggest leaves had dried away and below is a picture that might reveal the reason why it all happened.

The base of the plant has turned purple coloured, which I think might be a symptom of fungal infection. Well at least I treated My Darling with some fungicide. But if you recognize this symptom and it is about something else than fungal infection, please comment or e-mail. 

Well here are the pictures for now. During the next week I'll post more  Take care of yourself and your plants, beware closed greenhouses. Happy growing!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Twin blog

Hello my dear readers. I apologize for not getting any new material for this blog for a while, but it will change in a week or two, when there will be a giant update. Giant update doesn't sound right, let's say few nice updates in a week.

Also I want to advertise my twin blog about carnivorous plants, which will be posted in Finnish and it is at http://tappajakasvit.blogspot.fi/

This blog will mostly include the same things as in here but in Finnish but also some updates directed more towards Finns and giving more advice for people who have just bought their first carnivorous plants.
If you're a Finn or Finnish speaker or have chosen one of the most annoying second language to learn, please head to http://tappajakasvit.blogspot.fi/


Monday, July 01, 2013

The great poll!

Howdy again. I just can't keep you from spamming.

Today I added a poll which will unofficially answer the question that many people have wondered about: What is the best carnivorous genera? To make it a bit easier for you to give your opinion you can choose multiple genera. You have time to vote until end of the year and in the next year I will make a bi-ig update of your most liked genera. Vote your favorite genera and prepare for a surprise.