new sarra seeds!

UntitledSo today I went pick up a letter that I had received from frangelo (cpuk). I got the leuco seeds (LL 51 Leuco Russel Road x L9mk ALBA ) from him 3 years ago and those babies have grown very nicely! I think I have around 5-6 plants from the batch of 25 seeds. None of the m have flowered so far but maybe next year?

I was delighted to hear that frangelo had some last year's seeds though he didn't make any this season. I've grown well sorta old seeds from Tricky Utrici and I'm not worried at all to start growing 1 year old seeds.

I'm about to put the seeds in stratification tomorrow but to remind me in the future here's what I got:
I do not own the following photos!

XSL ..25  -  SXM61 S.x Moorei  “Timothy King   x    H 113 mk S.x Moorei 'Adrian Slack
Kuvahaun tulos haulle sarracenia Timothy KingKuvahaun tulos haulle sarracenia adrian slack

LE.33  -   H 112 mk S.x Moorei 'Leah Wilkerson' Walton Co, FL   x   SL61 (Cedric)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3568/3457908097_937abd5371_z.jpgSL61 S. leucophylla -- red stripe throat

WK..39 -  Wilkerson White  Knight   x    H 157 mk Wilkerson Red
S.x Moorei -- Wilkerson's white knight, North Walton Country,Floridehttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3476/3907953380_18ed660330.jpg

XM..57 -  H45 Red Sumatra   x   F 174mk

 Kuvahaun tulos haulle sarracenia  f174

XM..59 -  L 69 mk   x   H 157 mk Wilkerson Red

XM ..62 - S.x Moorei "Pinkish top" H87 MK   x   SL61 (Cedric)
SL61 S. leucophylla -- red stripe throat


our cats

I still do miss our oldest cat Ninni who passed away in March this year.. her body was failing and we unfortunaly had to put her down because se had problems with breathing and so on :'(( She'd been around even since we moved here in 1999 but I guess you can't help when its about 21-year-old cat. But I bet she had the greatest time of the life <3

While I was away in the USA my family had gotten a new family member in June, 4  months old kitten named Nisse.  He's a totally a charmer and very bold whereas our second oldest can Nikke (3 years) is quite reserved compared to him. We also have about 14-16 years old calico Nuppu that has to be taken to vet today because.. just to check her overall health.



Nuppu and Nisse

A photo of me and Ninni taken a month before her passing in March.... :'(


Bogging at Nuuksio National Park 25.9.2015

Nuuksio National Park (Nuuksion kansallispuisto in Finnish, Noux nationalpark in Swedish) is in Southern Finland, 35 km from Helsinki on the outskirts of Espoo and the neighboring counties of Kirkkonummi and Vihti.

Established only in 1994, Nuuksio is one of Finland's newest national parks, set up to ensure that a piece of pristine wilderness is kept within striking distance of the capital. Its location so close to a major city is unusual, and due mostly to the fact that the rocky and wet terrain was unsuitable for farming or other development.

Nuuksio's landscape is archetypically Finnish: conifer and birch forests, forty-three lakes, small swamps between them and gentle rolling hills, sometimes covered in moss, sometimes with the granite bedrock exposed where the vast ice sheets of the last ice age scraped them clean. There are plenty of quiet spots of beauty, but don't expect jaw-dropping gorges or soaring mountains (good advice for traveling anywhere in Finland, that).

source: https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Nuuksio_National_Park

So. We decided to visit Nuuksio for the first time ever and we surely found some very good bogs there! Unfortunaly the season is so far that all the sun´dews were dormant and I could only spot their flower stalks. 
I saw many floating peat islands so there must be carnivores out there! I've never seen peat island like those in Finland (but in Virginia!) so I became super excited!!
I can't wait to be there the summer season is at our hands! :-)








Nepenthes lowii joined the gang!

I'm super excited to tell you that I finally got my hands on one of the most iconic Nepenthes species- THE Nepenthes lowii. And didn't get 1 but 4 little babies grown by seed by wonderful vincent from cpuk.

I'm totally loking forward growing there (toilet)plants haha! :)) Well I need to wait for like 10 years before I can see the uppers but its never too late to get the plants"!