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May 1—7

From:
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: foggers
Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 09:55

Andy
try this site

_Air & Water Centre − air conditioners, air purifiers, water coolers,
humidifie_ (http://www.airandwatercentre.com/SEURLF/ASP/SFS/SFE/aboutus.htm)

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From: Orchids
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Emailing: list
Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 11:45

Hello All

Just checking to see if all is well as have not received any thing from list
in awhile so was getting worried.

All The Best

Les

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From: Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: disappearing e-mails...
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 12:45

Hi Tricia.

I sent an e-mail to List on 19th April , via googlemail , reading as follows; -

I shall be most interested to hear ! . Joseph Wu had a photograph of a
fantastic one at Dijon − something like 5 spikes of smallish flowers, but
the flowers borne very densely all the way along , and a brilliant colour. I
bought one, and it is growing , but no spikes so far.

I'm not sure what the parentage is for any Opsistylis, suspect that
Rhyncoglottis is one ? Must do some research , but have been away for a
week, and so much catching up to do...

If we know what is in the backlground, it may be possible to guess − I have
not worried about it , since I have only had it one year so far.

Geoff

I am not sure of the heading − but it was in a thread about Opsitsylus.

Then again on 29th April I sent :-

Today , Saturday , OSGB show at Wisley − open to the public 10-30 until ( I
think) 2.30. I know its rather early to close, but it makes some sense.

I had not intended to go − was expecting visitors at home, but heartd only
last night that they can't come, so I am going after all , but its too late
to be able to enter any classes. But I have been wanting to get to Wisley
this month ( will just scrape in) as the trials field is doing small bulbs (
garden bulbs, not cymbidiums !) and I wanted to look at those. So am just
off.

Geoff

Neither of these have ever appeared in my mail from List. I wonder why ? Any
ideas ? ( the obvious answer is that you did not get them − but I'd like to
be sure before I decide what to do.

Geoffrey Hands

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From: "SKELLAM, Richard"
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: humidstats
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 16:00

I bought an electronic humidity switch from Benecol (www.airandwatercentre.com/store/SEURLF/ASP/SFS/CID.6/PID.259/SFE/productdetails.htm) who make devices for general use. The one now advertised looks better than the one I bought as it uses UK plugs. It is a lot cheaper than the Simply control one at £39 and is electronic, whereas the Simply control one is mechanical.

I also found some mechanical ones at around £40 but went for the accuracy of the electronic one. As ever, this was then questioned as the first device I was sent consistently measured too low, by about 20%, but I was sent a replacement without any question, which has worked perfectly so far.

I also found some humidity controllers in my local electronics shop (Hardings Cheltenham) where they sell a lot of second hand bits. The controllers were from photocopiers and they had a boxful at £3 each, so I bought a couple. They are mechanical and operate through the expansion/contraction of a fibre band operating a switch. I imagine this is how all the mechanical forms operate.

I use the controller to switch control an under bench misting system. Unfortunately, the problem here is the time it takes for the atmosphere to respond to the input of mist. The controller operates at +/- 5% either side of the set point for on / off. To raise the humidity by the required 10% took about an hour (depending upon conditions of ventilation etc.) by which time the floors were flooded & lots of water wasted.

To rectify this I have had to add a 'burst timer' to provide bursts of mist and then allow time for this to take effect. Again this is available from simply control at a high price, but I was fortunate to find an alternative system at a being used at a local nursery. They put me in touch with their horticultural suppliers from whom I purchased a 24v timer and solenoid valve for £15 and £12 respectively. I now have it set up to provide 8 sec bursts every two minutes, when called for by the humidistat. I have also had to include a relay to overcome the problem of 230v from the stat going in to the 24v for the timer.

It has now worked well for about a year.

I still want a Jaybird for Christmas though!

Richard

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Re: disappearing e-mails...
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 18:10

Geoff, both the messages were sent out, but the one about the OSGB show
arrived after we had left, so it didn't go out until late afternoon...

--

Tricia

It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try and pass them.

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From: Ron Bower
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing: list
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 19:25

Hello Les,
I share your thoughts. I suppose every one is so busy catching up in their
gardens now that the weather is almost springlike, in UK that is, so here is
a posting.
I wonder if any members can recommend to me a wireless remote thermometer. I
have had for 3 years a Origon Scientific, top of the range all singing all
dancing unit, you name its got it. Moon phases back to the year dot and
forward to infinity. Base + 3 sensors and it is as near useless as makes no
matter, the weather forecast is quite accurate but that is not the reason
for which it was acquired. Seldom do all of the sensors transmit at the same
time, at present one is off and nothing that I can do will make it
transmit,even though they are well within the recommended range. My
intention was to have a unit in the orchid house, the conservatory and
outside but now all are in the with the orchids as they are the important
ones. Battery life is short, 7 or 8 weeks at best regardless of cost and
they are fiddly to replace, 4 tiny screws for each one. I am so irritated
and fed up with them that I today, almost binned the lot.
I have been in touch with the USA manufacturers who are not very helpful
and only suggest numerous fiddlly tests and routines with have not been
effective. I suppose they realise that I am a long way off and am unlikely
to confront them face to face, always a problem when buying from abroad.
Paper that came with them does mention, but not in prominent bold letters,
That brick walls and double glazing may reduce the effective using range,
and I wonder where and in what do they think we live in. Tents or mud huts I
suppose.
Clearly I will have to replace them, that's for sure, and I would be most
grateful for any recommendation from any experienced users or even a known
supplier as I do not want a repeat of the same. Just the temperature will do
so long as it works consistantly. Quality and reliability is paramount.
Attached, I hope is a picture of my cane Dendrobneum.I don't know the name
as I rescued it from a friend some 2 years ago so if anyone can name it that
would be nice. Also I do not know what to do with the old wizened canes.
This plant has flowers on this years, last years and I think the year before
that.I did remove 1 rather dead looking cane and there are another 2 not as
bad and I chickened out land left them. Cheers, Ronbow.

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From: Ron Bower
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] disappearing e-mails...
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 19:35

Geoff, I have these emails. Ronbow.

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From: John Stanley
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Re: E-mails appearing to have disappeared!..
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 22:35

Geoff mentions disappearing emails;
I have just checked my in-box and discover that, prior to today, I have had
no Orchid-Talk mails for a week. I guess I assumed Easter was upon us and
you were all out there testing Tricia's hypothesis about the lining up of
all the cars in the world. I have had the usual sort of number from
Orchid-Digest.
Maybe we'll be back to normal service from now − whatever normality is!
John Stanley

Tricia Garner wrote:

> Geoff, both the messages were sent out, but the one about the OSGB show
> arrived after we had left, so it didn't go out until late afternoon...

> Tricia

> It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid
> enough to try and pass them.

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From: John Stanley
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Orchid-Talk − Re: humidstats
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 23:35

Hi Richard,
I, too, have occasionally baulked at the price of gear from Simply Controls. However, having bought (and having assisted friends who have bought) equipment from them I feel I have to wave a flag for them. They are a very helpful and honest organisation and their equipment works and is accessible for any repairs or maintenance and spares, Unlike some 'black-box' merchants they will help with reliable advice about specific applications and have contact with other orchid growers from whom they seem to have acquired orchidaceous knowledge and know-how. I should also say that I have absolutely no connection with Simply-Control except that of being a very satisfied customer. They seem to be well-respected in the orchid growing world.

I don't know about the relative merits (or design-life) of fibre and electronic humidistats. I use a 'weather station' transmitter and receiver (about £7.00) from ALDI for in-living-room monitoring of the greenhouse and have often wished I had the electronic skills to drive our humifier from its output. However, Simply Control's humidistat works faultlessly. Although I haven't measured the time lag for response, it occurs to me that it would be a simple matter to use a basic plug-in time switch to alternate periods of fog-on and fog-off in order to render humidistat output intermittent. This would give time for response without the flooding. Since we don't get flooding I haven't tried it. We use the SC model shown on http://www.simplycontrol.com/catalogue/hydrofogger/default.asp and find it does an excellent job with a fine aerosol mist that 'hangs' in the air unlike some fine sprays that quickly fall as drizzle under gravity. Expensive, but seemingly long-lived of simple construction of mainly non-corrodable materials and efficient

We have a timer to prevent humidification occurring towards evening when, we imagine, an oversoaking might lead to fungal growth overnight but we allow a good fog soon after summer dawn in anticipation of Crewe's daily tropical sun. However, thanks for provioding Benecol's info
Cheers
John Stanley

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From: John Stanley
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote transmitting weather station
Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 00:05

Hi Ron,
We have what must be a top-of-the-range ALDI model. Had it a couple of years
and have just replaced its AAA cells in the remote bit.There are screws to
keep pressure on the waterproofing O-ring seal but that's no big deal if you
know the difference between clockwise and anticlockwise! The
in-the-living-room bit isn't the most decorative of kit and likes its
batteries (2xAA) replacing every 8 months or so but there are no screws
(just a fiddly flap). It cost us all of £7.00 (seven pounds). I think that
LIDL do a simialr model at a similar price but unfortunately you have to
grab one when you see it; they aren't stocked all the time.

Incidentally, I suspect it has the same chip as your Oregon with City, Moon
phase, time, date, humidity (rising or falling), temperature (rising or
falling), atmospheric-pressure, barometer record, alarm, constant forecast
of tropical storms in the orchid house, sunset and sunrise, radio channel
selector, your grandmother's corset size . . . . . . . (Oh! . . . I could
be mistaken on that last one!).

You might need an NVQ in button-pressing to set it up but it works well once
that's accomplished..

Even if you threw one away when the batteries died it'd hardly be expensive!

John Stanley

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From: Mark Macklam
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing: list
Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 16:00

Hello,

I have for several years had a great wireless thermometer, with remote
sensing/measuring modules, which I use indoors and outdoors [operates
down to minus 40 centigrade], and it also is able to measure the
humidity. Accuracy to a tenth of a degree of temperature. Battery life
is excellent. Superb construction. Please have a look at
http://www.brookstone.com/. An American company. Any of my fellow
Canadians on the list will know what I that if I say it makes excellent
quality products like Lee Valley.
The thermometer that you will want to search for, inside their site, is
the WeatherSmart wireless system, found in the home and office −
climate control − weather instruments section. Pictured I see the main
module and the remote modules, but no pricing on the [small] remote
modules, of which you can operate a maximum of three. Click on the
picture though and you will find out more info.
Trust this is useful to you.

Mark

On 2-May-06, at 12:29 PM, Ron Bower wrote:

> I wonder if any members can recommend to me a wireless remote
> thermometer. I have had for 3 years a Origon Scientific, top of the
> range all singing all dancing unit, you name its got it. Moon phases
> back to the year dot and forward to infinity. Base + 3 sensors and it
> is as near useless as makes no matter, the weather forecast is quite
> accurate but that is not the reason for which it was acquired. Seldom
> do all of the sensors transmit at the same time, at present one is off
> and nothing that I can do will make it transmit,even though they are
> well within the recommended range. My intention was to have a unit in
> the orchid house, the conservatory and outside but now all are in the
> with the orchids as they are the important ones. Battery life is
> short, 7 or 8 weeks at best regardless of cost and they are fiddly to
> replace, 4 tiny screws for each one. I am so irritated and fed up
> with them that I today, almost binned the lot.
> Clearly I will have to replace them, that's for sure, and I would be
> most grateful for any recommendation from any experienced users or
> even a known supplier as I do not want a repeat of the same. Just the
> temperature will do so long as it works consistantly. Quality and
> reliability is paramount.

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From: michele_robbins
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing: list
Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 17:10

Hi Ron,
Your orchid looks like the Dendrobium Nobile. I acquired one last year,
exact same colours. It has just stopped flowering but growing more
canes. I had been told by the grower not to cut the canes until they
truly appear wizened and brown, as they will continue to flower even
after they have lost all leaves.
Sorry can't help you with the thermometer / humidity items. We live in
Florida; warmth and humidity is abundant!
Michele

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From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Name that plant.
Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 17:35

Evening all,

Can anyone please put a name to a plant that I recently acquired. I guess that Oncidium is in there but what else.

Flowers measure about 30mm by 20mm.

Regards, Rocky.

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From: Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Problems with remote wireless sensors ?
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 08:00

I do not understand the problem with batteries only lasting a few weeks . I
will not insult you by suggesting that you are buying Mickey Mouse batteries
fallen off the back off a lorry , but ?
I have remote wireless sensors for my rain gauge, outsidethermometers,
inside greenhouse temperature ( but readable from my study) etc., I buy
from Maplin or better, from an address I shall send in the next e-mail (
rather than dump this message and start again) and some are Oregon , some
are Europe Supplies Ltd, and others have no name on the outside at least ( I
have the displays in three different rooms for different purposes) .
I use rechargeable batteries for everyhthing these days − so much cheaper,
and if you buy the latest , e.g. 2500 mAh they are recharged so INfrequently
!!! I can't remember when I last changed a battery in any of them. So 6 or 7
weeks ? something wrong somewhere.
The sensors − the bit you put in the place where the temperature (etc) is to
be read do , it is true, have fiddly litle screws, but I find that stick to
the screwdriver ( magnetism) and I have no problem. And they don't last as
long , because they are the very small ones, no thicker than a pencil ; but
even so, I don't think I have changed a battery since last summer....

You must have a bad unit I think. The earlier wireless ones , the first
Oregon ones ( cost about £75 for a "weather station" and two sensors as I
recall, ) were not very satisfactory. The later ones probably use a
different wireless standard ( a different suffix letter) and are vastly
cheaper too.
Junk the old one, and splash out − that's my advice.

Geoff

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From: Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: source for wireless remote instruments
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 08:05

Try www.metcheck.co.uk also www.ukweathershop.co.uk but Google will
give you more.
Geoff

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From: Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Name that plant.
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 08:05

Also looks encyclia-like − that fluted triangular lip !
Needs close up of the column /lip in profile, and/or pics of the bulbs to
be better sure; Also , Onc. crosses usually have rather flattened bulbs,
whereas Encyclias have ones which are not flattened at all.
But as you know, hybrids are difficult to name unless they have been
meristemmed to the point where we are all familiar with them.

Geoff

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From: Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: unreliable googlemail
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 08:15

It is clear that some List messages just do not reach me at googlemail − and
maybe other messages too.
Since I get no spam at all (!) I guess that is the answer. I will have to go
into the filters and see if I can reset them − they were done initially by
google themselves.

In the meantime please use the UKonline address.

I am also (again) thinking of a swap from UKonline- who are my paid
broadband providers ; the problem is that when speeds go up and prices come
down, they don't change my rates until I scream and threaten to cancel. So
at present my modest 1mb costs me £20 pm, and clearly I can get that for
rather less , and probably get rather more for the same £20. So I may
change.

But I'll tell you when and if I do.

Geoff.

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From: Jean Lewis
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: oncidium
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 08:20

Hi Rocky, your orchid looks very much like Oncidium Emma Holm. I've been
searching for a photo of mine − can't find it immediately of course but it
does look very much like it. I'm just off for a long weekend now so can't
look into it further but at least start with it and see what you come up
with. Cheers -Jean

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Re: unreliable googlemail
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 08:45

Geoff,

I have as yet only read poor reports of googlemail...

It may be worth looking at www.demon.net . Demon Home costs £19.99 per
month inc. VAT for unmetered access at 2Mbs. It all depends what you want
from your broadband provider.

--

Tricia

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

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From: P G Hieke
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: Lost mail + Opsistylis
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 17:50

I received the 2 'missing' mails and this was my reply to Opsistylis.
Regards
Peter from Bloubergstrand

"P G Hieke" wrote:

> Thanks for the info. and advice on Opsistylis. I moved it already into a
> position where it gets more sun. Temperature I can't do better than what
> it gets already. Winter minimum 21 and summer maximum 35 − 38º C. I can
> only move it into more sun until it gets 'fried'. The parentage for an
> Opsistylis is Vandopsis x Rhynchostylis. The difficult partner seems to
> be Vandopsis, which is an unreliable bloomer and difficult to grow. So.
> it's all a matter of wait and see. 'ORCHIS' I bought 5 Phalaenopsis
> seedlings from these people in Dijon and two are already pushing out one
> inflorescence each. So, in two months or so I should
> see the flowers.
>
> Peter from Bloubergstrand
>

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From: Ron Bower
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Name that plant.
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 20:15

Hello Rocky,
As you know, I am mainly interested in Phals, but I do have a few others acquired for various reason and from various places. As a consequence these odds and sods tend to get scant attention (Neglect) I am sorry to say.) and I sometimes do not have accurate information on the labels and some do not even have labels I am sorry to say, depends from whence they came, and I think this one was out of ASDA. To get to the point however, I think that I have this plant. Not in flower at present, but if it is the one, it has the label Oncidium Tipinium Unculicumlatum. I particularly remember this plant and commented to my lady that the flowers looked like Ballerinas dancing to Straus Waltzes, something that we often do as they are frequently shown on the TV programme "Performance" That is the reason I bought it and I clearly recall the white bottom petal. If you do not get a name, when it flowers again I will compare. I bought it in flower last July.
Cheers,
Ronbow.

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From: Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Name that plant.
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 22:55

Oncidium tigrinum , var unguiculatum would be the correct name for the one
you set out, I should think , Ronbow, . But this is a yellow and brown
flower, quite unlike the one shown.

Geoff.

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From: Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Name that plant.
Date: Fri, 05 May 2006 09:40

I have only just read the latter part of Ronbow's message about Strauss
waltzes − that has to mean an Oncidium of the variegatum group. Everybody ,
but everybody, thinks of that with these plants.
O..tigrinum is rather different . If I get time, or if prompted next week
I'll put up pictures of both − but we have house guests this week, and I'm
really stealing 5 minutes to read my mail and very little more.
Geoff

Geoff.

Geoffrey Hands wrote:

Oncidium tigrinum , var unguiculatum would be the correct name for the one
you set out, I should think , Ronbow, . But this is a yellow and brown
flower, quite unlike the one shown.

Geoff.

Ron Bower wrote:

Hello Rocky,
As you know, I am mainly interested in Phals, but I do have a few others
acquired for various reason and from various places. As a consequence these
odds and sods tend to get scant attention (Neglect) I am sorry to say.) and
I sometimes do not have accurate information on the labels and some do not
even have labels I am sorry to say, depends from whence they came, and I
think this one was out of ASDA. To get to the point however, I think that I
have this plant. Not in flower at present, but if it is the one, it has the
label Oncidium Tipinium Unculicumlatum. I particularly remember this plant
and commented to my lady that the flowers looked like Ballerinas dancing to
Straus Waltzes, something that we often do as they are frequently shown on
the TV programme "Performance" That is the reason I bought it and I clearly
recall the white bottom petal. If you do not get a name, when it flowers
again I will compare. I bought it in flower last July.
Cheers,
Ronbow.

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From: Ron Bower
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Remote condition Info.
Date: Fri, 05 May 2006 21:15

Hello all and thanks for the info and help and advice. I assure you Geoff that what I said about battery life is correct in my case and I agree with you that something is a miss. The units I have show a flashing emblem of a battery which is to warn you that the batteries should be changed. I was so dischuffed that I noted on the back of each unit the date of replacement an believe me 8 weeks is about average, the base station has had 5 sets since Feb 05,and no regretfully, you are right they aren't off a back of a lorry, chance would be the thing, and if I were offered them I'd have them, but no such luck. I have tried all sorts, not just with these units, and we all these days use numerous battery operated gadgets. Fortunately I don't have to watch the pennies and so abide by the rule the dearest is the cheapest in the long run, I generally, but not always, buy the best, however I recall that WHICH, some time ago did their usual tests on Batteries, and found Tesco was the cheapest and had the best life. I have a colleague who works with electronics and such and he has pointed out just how little batteries can be down, that is just below fully charged, but which will have a great effect upon their performance and the performance of the device they are powering. Like you I have and do use rechargeables and I'm sure you know that they need to be used quickly, quick drain is the term my friend uses and the AAA size do not hold the charge very well are not a lot of use for units that are not used quickly. I use them, the big size in my 9 & 12 volt sprayers and they are great, I get at least 1 gallon through with each charge, they are 2300 MAH. Re screws, I see no reason for the at all, snap or slid on would suffice I think. I will certainly junk the lot, I bought these Jan 03 and got one exchanged 11.03.The base was £120 and the sensors £20 each. What I really want to find is a pro Lab gear supplier.
Mark, thank you, but there are no Brook Store units near where I am. or any at all in fact, but have not as yet tried Google. Are Lee Valley not the toy maker outfit?

John you are right about the Oregon chip, and as I am to bin them, and as they were not functioning, yesterday I removed the back of the base unit. It's a real Mickey Mouse job. Under the reset hole is a bit of sell with I think some conductive material stuck to it and a bit of solder on the base. The top bit of tape was folded right back. 180 degrees, if you get the picture, and nothing would any one could poke through would close the circuit to re set. I patched it up and on reassembly every thing worked. Eureka! but not for long, a few hours later station 1 was not transmitting or not being received. Hey Ho.
There are of course numerous such devices advertised in all sorts of places and usually for only a few pounds and usually specify quite a small range. Mine was not cheap and quotes a 30 yards or metres range which really is not very far for the use by growers with greenhouses. Originally I needed it for I was temporally in a wheel chair and could not get out and when out of the chair still found it difficult enough as to prohibit other than infrequent trips to the greenhouse. I will keep looking and thank you all for your comments.
Geoff, I did enquire as to if you had gotten rid of the Scale Mites. Not getting a response I think it must have been one of the disappearing mails, and re Name that Plant. I will look this weekend at my pictures of that time there may be something. It is the white that I recall and I think the other colours were yellow and brown. Maybe this is a reason to inspire me to give those plants better attention. Thanks to all,
Ronbow.

Regards to all,
Ronbow.

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From: Ron Newstead
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Pumice
Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 17:45

I arrived back this afternoon and the pumice has arrived from Pumex

Ron N

Peter Fowler wrote:

Try Orchids at Peter White, he uses it in his compost which he sells.

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From: Ron Newstead
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] disappearing e-mails...
Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 19:20

I am not in Portugal at the moment but I remember seeing the message about
Wisley.

We shall be seeing you shortly, I believe?

Ron N

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From: francis quesada pallares
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Name that plant.
Date: Sun, 07 May 2006 06:30

Hi Rocky,

Not too sure about it, but a picture of Miltonidium
Bartley Schwarz Highland seen on Ebay from David Stead
Orchids (He is selling orchids on Ebay now, too),
looks exactly like yours.

Have a look and see what you think.

Regards,

Francis.

PS My Ophrys apifera is showing a spike for the first time!

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From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Name that plant.
Date: Sun, 07 May 2006 16:10

Thanks to all of those who suggested a name for my plant, but, nothing like it as yet.

Francis. Nice to hear that your Bee orchid is showing a spike.

Rocky.

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