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August 1—7

To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: ghost orchid
Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 10:10

has anyone in UK bloomed polyrrhiza lindenii,polyradicion lindenii
keep trying and failing miserably


From: mojca klancic
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] ghost orchid
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 16:00

Tom hi,

I've got a couple of plants and a tube of seedlings some months ago, so it is too early to say weather I will be able to bloom them or not. Their natural habitatis the swamp of Fakahatche, Florida, so they like very high humidity, hot temperatures and not that much light, ocasionaly some week wind. As I know they do not need any rest period and it is it. What are your conditions? What could go wrong in your oppinion?

Wishing you lots of flowers,

Mojca from Slovenia


From: Barbara Larimer
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] ghost orchid
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 18:00

Tom and Mojca, Greetings from Pittsburgh.

I have a small ghost − no blooms yet, but as I was warned off trying to
raise one from several experienced growers, I feel successful because it is
alive and growing!

Mine is on wood with moss and I keep it upright in a small terrarium that
gets some late day sun (through the window). The terrarium permits diffuse
light but the plant gets 'warmed' and the sun creates humidity through
evaporation. I mist it a couple of times a day, especially in the evening
with dechlorinated water with a dash of KLM and orchid food. I also
submerge it for a few minutes about once or twice a week.

It seems to be a thriving young plant so I remain hopeful for a bloom. I
keep it in the kitchen so it gets a frequent schvitz throughout the day.
Someone who told me they got a bloom followed a similar routine and it paid
off. The photo was exquisite and they reported the blooms lasted from
several day to two weeks, contrary to popular report.

Best of luck,


From: Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Portsmouth Show
Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2006 13:15

I nearly decided not to bother to go, an aspiration to be the new
Newbury is one thing, realisation is another. But then at the last minute
went (this morning).

It was good . Not Newbury , but still worth going. Very little in the
way of Orchid Society Groups ( just 2 I think). And not as manyu trade displays,
but there were several German ones having a lot of interesting stuff,
very little of the Dutch mass-produced stuff, and some interesting species
at reasonable prices. I'm currently building up my Cattleya ( group)
species , and managed to find 4 or 5 interesting varieties , plus Catasetums in
flower for UKP12 , etc.

Next year I will have it down as a definite visit. But whether to go at
opening time, before anything in small quantities is sold out, or go
at the end for the sell-off ? It's not the bargain price of the sell-off
which appeals, it's the interesting plants in the displays where the sales
table has no supply at all, like some blue Laelias on Elsners stand . She
would have sold me one, a 2- lead plant with 4 or 5 flowers, for UKP18,
but not until 5pm today , and I had to be back home.


N.B. Weird characters removed and paras re-formatted - Tricia

From: dennis READ
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Portsmouth Show
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 09:20

Geoff an Tricia, This message is interspersed with ,,, ', and others. Is
it my computer ( I am having trouble at the moment ) or at your end?
Regards from Devon


From: Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: my message about Portsmouth
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 10:30

A lot of funny code appearing in my last message − I blame John Prescott of
( joke)
but probably in fact (?) due to me running a beta version of Internet
Explorer 7
???? − on second thoughts how can that affect Microsoft Outlook ? I don't
understand computers, and never will − you need to be under 16 to do that,
they tell me..

Any way , the point I wanted to make was that the blue laelias were not
cheap at threehundred and twelve pounds each , or whatever it looked like on
your screen, but at eighteen pounds .



From: Ron Newstead
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Portsmouth Show
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 19:15

I was also at the Show and enjoyed it, coming away with some interesting
orchids and an insect eater!
The Group should get organised more on visits to these shows. It would
be nice to actually meet on these occasions.



From: Barbara Larimer
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Portsmouth Show
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 20:05

Dennis, It is not your computer. That is the way the message displayed.


From: Ron Bower
To: Orchid Talk list
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Portsmouth Show
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 21:10

Dennis, I don't think it is your computer. I was going to ask Geoff the same
question as it is same at this end.Ronbow



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