Fred, since there's been a resurgence of interest in the Adrian Slack created S. oreophila crosses here in the past week, and because you have some mature specimens, would it possible to place a pot of oreophila x minor next to Herc?
Though Hercules is crossed with purpurea, rather than minor, there are similarities in both pitchers, due to the shared oreophila parentage.
Seeing both mature crosses, side by side, should also show more clearly their physical differences.
If it is possible, and isn't too much strain and effort (don't hurt yourself there ), it would be a treat to see those two together.
Olde CP nuts never die - they just recommit themselves...
There's actually a third oreophila cross. This one looks more like Herc but it has yellow flowers.
Steve, When Slack got me interested in CPs with his first book people up here would throw plants at you because there weren't that many of either, people or plants. Many of these would have been originally sourced from Slack's Nursery. There was no internet and no mobile phones so we used to meet quite a lot and pass on propagated stuff. It was a good time to be in the hobby.
dvg: Nuances are lost on the uninitiated...
Sept 15, 2021 14:24:02 GMT
dvg: ...where the Ys are worn notwithstanding, there is a lot to consider - inside out, upside down, turned backwards, at halfmast, waistband rolled in or out, the tilt, and all of the combinations and permutations of these subtleties and others not mentioned
Sept 15, 2021 15:33:54 GMT
dvg: It's a lot to take in
Sept 15, 2021 15:34:27 GMT
dvg: It's truly saddening to me that we've made headlines due to an inept and unaccountable provincial government, paralyzed by politics...
Sept 15, 2021 16:42:32 GMT
fredg: The ones that could see me emigrated. The house is still empty for some reason
Sept 18, 2021 19:06:46 GMT
stevebooth: I trust the ceremony was more successful where you are, out of the 30-40mm of rain the infallible Beeb promised, with possible dangerous levels of flood wate, I’ve had 3mm. A decent amount for a woodlice bath, but not enough to water much.
Sept 19, 2021 9:02:50 GMT
fredg: It's looking promising Steve
Sept 19, 2021 9:54:23 GMT
fredg: What we really need is an all-nighter though
Sept 19, 2021 9:55:16 GMT
stevebooth: Too true the bogs are at the lowest level for the entire year, I don’t really want to get the RO out.
Sept 19, 2021 10:26:04 GMT
stevebooth: The suns out here now and blue skies on the horizon
Sept 19, 2021 10:26:46 GMT