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Hello, I have a problem in as much as my flytraps won't go dormant. They are in an unheated greenhouse, with doors & windows open, and the outside temp. is close to, or a little below freezing, & still they are producing new traps. Any suggestions?
many thanks & a merry christmas to you all
paul collinson
nelson court norfolk
uk

I'm in the uk & love your site.

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Hi Paul,

Thank-you.  I'm glad you like our website.  I'm going to direct you there to watch our December podcast, since we talk about this subject.  Your flytraps look perfectly normal for this time of year, and they are dormant believe it or not.  Take a look:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm-yFO3flKA&list=PLD2582DE646FE73D0&feature=playe

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
http://www.cobraplant.com

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