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  1. BigTom

    Stem ID please?

    Hi all, Ordered this as Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata, but looks nothing like I'd hoped. Is it just because it's been grown low tech or is it the wrong plant (L. glandulosa maybe?)? I'm rubbish at stems! Sorry for crap phone pic, camera is at work. Cheers, Tom Sent from my Lenovo...
  2. BigTom

    DEFRA ban on invasive species

    Don't think this will have too big an effect on people, but thought I'd cross post it. 5 invasive plant species to be banned from sale in the UK from April 2014. This is a step up from the previous legislation where it was only illegal to introduce them to waterways. BBC News - UK bans sale...
  3. BigTom

    Flowering frogbit

    I'm sure I won't be the first person to have seen this, but its the first time I've seen it and thought it worth a snap. Amazon frogbit flowering in one of my nanos -
  4. BigTom

    Malaysian plant ban

    Just saw this over on PFK, immediate ban on importing the following species from Malaysia into the EU, because of whitefly infestation - Anubias barteri, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Alternanthera spp., Hygrophila corymbosa, Hygrophila salicofolia, Hemigraphis spp., Echinodorus spp. Obviously EU...
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    Hi guys, I wondered if anyone on here was growing any Bucephalandra species? They seem to be pretty big on US boards and some of them are absolutely stunning (with prices to match!).
  6. BigTom

    Salvaging blyxa auberti

    So my blyxa has arrived today after a bit of a delay in the post looking a little sorry for itself (quite a lot of broken and melting leaves). Whats my best bet for getting back on its feet? Floating it, trimming it, planting it? Cheers, Tom
  7. BigTom

    Tiger lotus surface pads

    So my tank (which now resides with a friend) has a number of Nymphaea rubra bulbs which were allowed to grow surface pads whilst someone else was looking after the tank. A lot of the submerged leaves now appear to be melting, either as a result of the plant reaching the surface or general tank...