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Venus Fly Trap

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 11:38

Haha Gemma, top film 

This is the mix I bought from amazon


Venus Fly Trap

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 01:41

Just a quick update on the soil that I purchased. The vft's that I divided have all survived and are growing lots of new traps. All have turned a much healthier looking brighter green than they were in their cramped pot. They certainly seem happy, and so I'd definitely buy the mix again.

Aaahhh yes Boater, now you mention it, I remember reading about it a few years ago. For some reason it didn't even cross my mind when I was looking for the appropriate soil mix. Duh!

Venus Fly Trap

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:39

Thanks Edd. Wish I'd known about that before last week. Certainly would have been the cheaper option in the long run, especially bearing in mind how quickly these vft's fill their pots! 

I wonder if they can be grown outdoors successfully in the UK? Would free up some much needed windowsill space so I can get some seeds started. Oh, I wish I had a greenhouse! 

Venus Fly Trap

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 17:38

I have no idea why it's so difficult to get hold of. Mind you, many things are difficult to find here in Pembrokeshire, so it came as no surprise that I couldn't find a garden centre that stocked it. The fact that none could (or perhaps would?) order it in was a little baffling though. Never mind. I've got it now. If it's good I'll get it again.....if not, well, I guess I just won't need to buy any more!

I'll let you know how it goes...

Venus Fly Trap

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 14:32

Personally, I haven't sown vft seeds but the reviews on this product state that it's certainly suitable... 


 After a lot of research and being unable to find anything suitable locally, I purchased 2 bags last week, they arrived the next day and I finally got round to using it yesterday. The soil itself is very fine and sandy, seems ok, but I'm no expert in such things...

From a small vft that my kids nagged me to buy 18 months ago (never taking them to homebase again!) to 13!! yes, 13 vft's that I've now potted into individual polystyrene cups. Guess what I'm giving as gifts this year?  

Anyway, I've split and potted on now so only time will tell if the soil is any good... The vft's will probably be dead or dying this time next week if it's not. And I'll be in a whole heap of trouble! 

I'll keep you updated if you like before you decide whether or not to make the purchase?

Venus Fly Trap

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 12:38

Your question doesn't make it clear if you're requesting information for the US or UK. Please clarify... 

Personally, I don't have the info you need if you're in the US. Maybe someone else here can...?

However, if you're in the UK I might just be able to help... 

Lovely surprise

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:32

That's great Bob

We had one that would visit us last year but we've not seen or heard him/her at all so far this year

Garden friends

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 23:39

Hahahaha   Brilliant Mrs G

Garden friends

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:08

Aaahhh thanks for that info Fishy, that tips the scales in favour of digging a small pond, if we're to have any more Newtons around here.

Blueberry problem

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:05

Thanks, will pick some up after work tomorrow

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