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So, if anyone remembers me.. I have to say.. HAY, and ask HOW?. lol

But I am guessing this might as well be a standard "Introduction" post since it's been so long.

So let's see..
Hey guys and gals (and others).. I am Colin.. Not been here in many many moons.. Possibly even a decade..
I'm from Coventry, England.
Used to grow VFT's back in the day, and even had a accidental sundew grow on me once..

So, since I was last here.. Lets see... Moved out my parents.. Met a lady or two.. Even found one crazy enough to want to marry me..
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Moved into a house together.. Had a child..
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The child taken over that whole house, so we moved into a 2nd house, and fingers crossed this one is now big enough to be a 'forever home'..

Now that my daughter is 3¾, and between her and work is not taking up 100% of my time, it's time to get back into the hobby..

Since I will have a bigger space than a tiny desk/windowsill at parents house, and can actually make some reasonable space for some plants I may even be able to keep some alive.. :D

I sadly seem to be struggling to even find photos of some of my plants I grown back in the day..
Though, it is nice to see my avatar is still around which shown one of my favorites that I can remember.

I always struggled to keep my plants growing past their first winter. So hopefully being older and wiser.. or atleast just older, I will be a little more successful.

But I think I am gonna start with sundews this time around. Start with something a little different and then come back to VFTs. So I am going to be super cheeky now and make a request at the seed bank, and research up to see what differences VFT and Sundews want for soil..

.... I do wonder where all my old growing lamps went to... I know I didn't throw them away, and they were still working...
But.. maybe worth investing in some LED ones now??

- Colin.

PS: Thanks Matt for helping me log back in..
By Rachael
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Joined:  Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:51 pm
Welcome back! I don't grew sundews myself, only VFTs but I'm sure you'll get lots of tips from other members.
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By Panman
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Welcome back to the forum! Nothing cheeky about hitting up the seed bank at all. There are some great options in there for getting back into the game.
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I've gone simple.. D. scorpioides (gemmae)

I think these are the ones that hitched a ride and started growing unexpectedly on me back in the day..
But as I said, I can't seem to find my photos to confirm..
They are prob dormant on a harddrive, long forgotten somewhere..
I don't throw anything away so I am sure I will still have them... It's just a case of "finding them"... or even if all the harddrives still work after all these years..
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