As I promised the plants I began a major re-pot of the Sarracenia about 10 days ago.The cold wet weather caused a cessation for most of last week but I've finally run out of pots yet again. So far I've used 60 of 6*6*8" (15*15*20cm) 3 litre pots and about 10 of 5*5*8" (13*13*20cm) 2.4 litre super long toms. This means if I have to leave the plants for a while in high summer I can really flood the lagoons and of course the 8" deep pots will take longer to dry out.
The situation at present is
Note the three patent home made slug bait holders strategically surrounding the pot of Calopogon. Slugs and snails love it
I relabelled everything I could identify too. Some labels were unreadable others had mysteriously disappeared, however there's not too many NoIDs.
I must admit to having a chuckle several times as I cut back the contents of a 4x4" pot to get it into a 6x6".
dvg: Gonna have to get my empty five-gallon pails out and fill em full-o-snow
Jan 8, 2020 18:45:35 GMT
dvg: Let it snow, Let It Snow, LET IT SNOW!!!
Jan 8, 2020 18:46:21 GMT
stevebooth: You buried yet Doug
Jan 9, 2020 15:57:32 GMT
dvg: It wasn't too bad Steve, more snow is still expected in our forecast, but nothing too out of the ordinary for here
Jan 9, 2020 16:34:34 GMT
dvg: Did manage to pack down seven pails full of fluffy fresh snow, but despite trying to compact the snow as much as possible and even doming each pail's surface with an extra scoop on top, once melted, the pails were far from being full
Jan 9, 2020 16:40:10 GMT
dvg: When one collects a bucket of water, he has himself a bucket of water, while a bucket of melted snow only yeilds a third of a bucket of water, at best
Jan 9, 2020 16:42:01 GMT
dvg: But that said, there is still no shortage of snow drifts here now in which to harvest fresh snow from
Jan 9, 2020 16:44:01 GMT
dvg: According to your forecast, it looks like after a sunny weekend, you'll all be seeing some good rain
Jan 9, 2020 17:05:27 GMT
dvg: But at least you'll be collecting full buckets of aqua, unlike my mere pennies on the pound
Jan 9, 2020 17:06:45 GMT
stevebooth: Water temperature 9c in the pond which has a high mass, carp that should be torpid are feeding, scavenging the high protein food for the sturgeons.
Jan 12, 2020 16:33:21 GMT
dvg: Brrrr! It's -37°c outside right now here.
Jan 14, 2020 17:19:12 GMT
dvg: Supposed to warm up to a high of -32°c later this afternoon...that should take the edge off
Jan 14, 2020 17:20:24 GMT
corky: Don't know how you cope with those temperatures, far too cold pour moi
Jan 14, 2020 22:04:17 GMT
dvg: We get by with patience and lots of layers of clothing
Jan 15, 2020 20:02:51 GMT
dvg: It was -37°c again this morning here, but the temps are supposed to turn around by next week
Jan 15, 2020 20:04:49 GMT
stevebooth: We’re expecting minus 1c Saturday night into Sunday, I will definitely need a coat
Jan 16, 2020 8:13:27 GMT