Little Blog of Horrors!!

Here is the virtual home of the Wallsend, Whitley Bay and Byker Carniverous Plant Society. (Current members : Bungers, Nungers and Chungers) Nungers currently resides in Switzerland, so this is how we keep him up to date with what's going on in garden, in the UK.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
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And in the daylight...  Posted by Hello

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More Flava pictures, taken this evening.. Posted by Hello

Flava flooooooower. Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 17, 2005
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Here's a wide shot of that stupid reed growing in the middle of the Sarracenia Oreophyila. That's a flava and a big pot of digitalis in the background. The digitalis is there because it's good for the bombus bombus (bumble bees - latin fans!) in the summer.  Posted by Hello

...and here is my other Oreophila. This one is from Sand Mountain, which I think is in Alabama.

Interesting fact, fact fans - there are only about 35 wild populations of S. Oreophyila left in the wild. It's probably less than that now, cause the book I got that fact from was published in 2002.

There's a flower in there somewhere amongst that reed thing that's growing in there. I think this one has two main divisions, and that other plant is right in the middle of them, so I'm reluctant to break them up. Seems to be doing alright anyway, so I'm not too bothered by it. Posted by Hello

Sarracenia Oreophila. My favourite variety, probably cause it's quite rare, and I feel like a bit of a conservationalist by growing it. All the pitchers on this one died back in the autumn, and you can see that all the leaves there are actually phyllodia. Phyllodia are the winter leaves that don't pitcher, but photosynthesize to keep the plant going while it's in dormancy. Which is a bit of a contradiction in terms, but hey, what do I know! ;) Posted by Hello

Mystery drosera that died back over winter, but are reappearing now that it's warming up a bit. I think they're alicae. Which I am crap at growing.  Posted by Hello

Stella, enjoying the Sunday morning sun.  Posted by Hello

There can be only one!  Posted by Hello

That's a reference to the movie Highlander.

Why Highlander? Because the quickening has begun!

Apparantly, the quickening is a term that can be applied to spring, cause the sap starts to rise in the trees, and new growth begins.

Seems it's from Celtic/pagan or something...

IMBOLC : Celtic name for Candlemas. This sabbat is celebrated around Feb 02. It is a festival of lights that celebrates the 'quickening" and the resurgence of life in the ground

Facts, full of, this morning, I am. Hrumph!


Saturday, April 16, 2005
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Not a CP, but an orchid. It's a cymbidium.
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Took this picture the other morning. Pretty cool, huh? Posted by Hello