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1—7 December

From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Winter sunshine.
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008

Hi all,

Especially those of you that live in areas that have Winter temperatures dropping to many degrees below zero.

Here in England we luckily do not get many days and nights that drop that low, friends north of the border get much lower drops than us.

My question is, to those of you that do live with and have to cope with very cold weather, and if you do have a greenhouse in the garden, or maybe a lean to adjoined to the house, does the sunshine make that much difference?

My mid-day temperature can rise to the high sixties, or even go into the seventies.

What say you all ?

Regards, Rocky.

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Orchidwiz
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008

The owner of OrchidWiz advises me that his sales figures outside US are
Australia -180

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: OrchidWiz
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008

Please ignore my previous attempt − I hit the top left hand button to move the cursor and sent a part message. I am still learning.
The owner of OrchidWiz tells me he has sold the following numbers outside the US.
Australia − 180 Canada − 118 New Zealand − 49 Britain - 31
If he could get the RHS Awards he believes he could sell more in the rest of the world.
Regards Dennis

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Cochlioda beyrodtiana
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008

This is one of my favourite small orchids and it is just coming into spike. This led me to wonder if there were any ofspring. There was just one made by the EYOF back in the 1980's. Does anyone know the reason this multi branched species has not been used more.
Regards Dennis

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From: Nathaniel Green
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: rotting p bulb
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008

Hi,

I have just discovered my Brassia Rex has one of its main P/bulbs rotting
all the way through from the bottom. I am thinking the only solution is to
cut the p/bulb off, before I proceed I was hoping there was another
solution.

Thanks

Nat

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From: geoff hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Name please ?
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008

Probably a sophrocattleya. Little thing , bulbs/canes two or three inches
high . I have a 4 or 5 inch pot of this, several flowering growths. No label
, although the name hovers around the back of my mind. Would it be two
words, a female name ? And a grex which was common in several different
colour forms, each with a distinct cultivar name ?

It is difficult with cattleyas , to get the colour right in pics. I guess
that they fluoresce over a spectrum which the human eye can see and the
sensor of the camera can't see, and/or − or maybe both − vice versa. The
true colour of the flowers, both frnt and back , seems to me to be nearer
what can be seen as the back of the flower − left hand margin of the pic, or
that of the bud seen towards he bottom of the pic.

But any suggestions about names ?

Geoff

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From: geoff hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: two different catts, or are they...
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008

Both bought at major UK shows, from one of the far-east people − the one who
has the fantastic cattleyas, but the plants − at reasonable prices, are
always young meristem prop's with dead roots in a moss plug . Takes a little
time to establish them. But then its the only way to get these sort of
plants . Neither of the plants shown flowering here is yet doing the best
that is possible.

One of these ( the original of course, from which the plants were later
meristemmed ) − won the prestigious Japanese show prize about 10 years ago -
I think the prize is something like a Mercedes car plus 10,000 dollars....

These are the first good flowers I have had, but then my plants all had a
great culture shock when I moved house 4 years ago , and it took some time
for me to get things right for them but now I am beginning to see the
rewards; it will get even better I think.

The grex is Rsc ( what used to be Blc) Chia Lin. One plant is the cultivar
Bao Chin Tian which has been awarded an FCC by the American Orchid Society ,
and the other is the cultivar Pauchiten which has been awarded an FCC by
the Orchid Society of Taiwan . I suspect that the two are one and the same
thing despite finding pictures of the two cvs on the internet where some
different shades of colour appear. Many Chinese words are optionally spelled
with a B or P ( Peking and Beijing are different pronunciations of the same
town name ) and I can easily imagine names being spoken and then written
down by different people at different times, when one and the same was
intended. You should see how many mistakes I make if I try to write even a
single Chinese character − it had my guide , when I was in Beijing last year
, in stitches....

However, they are nice bright things on my cattleya bench.

You may think that what you see is hardly FCC standard , and I'll not
disagree ; but the quality of flowers on any plant varies from year to year
according to quality of culture that year ; as the culture improves, the
plants get stronger, and are more capable of producing the best they can,
limited only by their genes − this is a good starting point , and I'll look
forward to seeing better next year . ( Now, how can I uncross my fingers,
they seem to be stuck in this position...)

Geoff

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From: geoff hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: and finally folks, the other few piccys I took today...
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008

13. My paphs took a battering with the culture shock of my house move, and
are now beginning to recover. This is the first P.venustum I have seen since
the move. What is it about paphs that they have such a strong personality ?
I have seen non-orchid people at shows, staring at them fascinated and
silent , in a way which never happens with say catts or phasl, where they
coo and chatter...

14. The Cycnodes Wine Delight ( which may or may not be "Jem" FCC ,) is now
fully out , and these stripes from the Mormodes parent are just visible.

15. Climbing about in my greenhouse upper zone today ( I grow plants at 4
different levels ) I spotted this Vanda species which was hardly seen from
ground level, and I didn't want to move it yet, so I snapped it where it is
growing. Small flowers, but a good flower count and alwaysextremely long
lasting − but I have to say that I have been astonished this year at how
long many flowers seem to be lasting − I have one Cattleya which is still
perfumed and looking reasonable, which was out when I came back from holiday
in September , and I have just brought some Ascocendas into the house as
part of a display and I see that I photographed them 8 weeks ago ! Both
these results are a bit extraordinary I think ?

16. One of my "blue" cattleyas, as the name suggests. Not very blue at all .
However, I am an optimist , and this is the first flowering of the plant.

Also, this has hardly been the sunniest year on record , − a cool and very
wet summer, followed by a wet autumn and now a cold , frequently dreary
winter − although the sun did shine today and encouraged me to get out and
prune my roses − got very cold doing it though ! but all this weather may
account for lack of the right colours ? I think there was an Orchid Digest
feature on blue cattleyas − I shall have to go and dig it out and see if
there is any advice.

Geoff

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From: Paul Johnson
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Winter sunshine.
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008

Roger,
It sure does! For example, today, a partly cloudy day, the ambient
temp's were in the mid-20's F. Inside the G.H. the temps quickly rose
into the lower 70's by noon and reach 83 F this afternoon. At sunset,
ca. 4:50 pm the indoor temp was down to 68F, even though the wind died
and the outside temp slightly warmed.

Paul

On Dec 1, 2008, at 4:07 AM, Roger Grier wrote:

> My question is, to those of you that do live with and have to cope
> with very cold weather, and if you do have a greenhouse in the
> garden, or maybe a lean to adjoined to the house, does the sunshine
> make that much difference?

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From: jns tropic
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] and finally folks, the other few piccys I took today...
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008

Your Cycnodes Wine Delight is more likely to be the Jem clone because it was cloned by the tens of thousands. The Gem nursery was not big enough to clone the plain ones. Gem nursery was next to the AOS property but it no longer is in existent.

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From: geoff hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] rotting p bulb
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008

No other solution.

Dry it off − where the cut is ; you can use sulphur ( yellow powder
available from garden centres) or lacking that pinch some ground cinnamon
from the kitchen spice cupboard.

Geoff

Nathaniel Green wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] rotting p bulb

> I have just discovered my Brassia Rex has one of its main P/bulbs rotting
> all the way through from the bottom. I am thinking the only solution is to
> cut the p/bulb off, before I proceed I was hoping there was another
> solution.

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From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] rotting p bulb
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008

Mornin' Nat,

I would cut it off. I always cut off any rot etc. Hopefully that will prevent any of the other bulbs from suffering this annoying type of rot.

On the bright side................when anything gets 'older' it often rots away. I myself my only have about twenty years to go !!!

Cheers Rocky.

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Name please ?
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008

Geoff, Your plant looks suspiciourly like my Slc.Miyuki Little King. It was bought from Ivens at a show at Newbury as Lc. Mini Purple X L. brevipedunculata. He was sold out so we ordered it. Very popular at the time as was Lc. Spring Imp X Blc Edisto now departed.
Regards Dennis

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From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Winter sunshine.
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008

Hi Paul,

Thank you for the information.....very interesting, especially the high temps. But them I remembered you telling of the migratory path of the Humming birds, via your place.

When I look at South Dakota and your Winter temps I shudder, but when I look and see that your are roughly on the same latitude as northern Spain, it makes sense.

I wonder how John from New York State fairs???

Being a huge fan of Science and Nature it often makes me wonder, in awe, how people in Northern climes grow their orchids??? I guess the answer is.....indoors.

Yes, the Winter months are a trial for many of us.

Cheers, Rodge.

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From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Speakers.
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008

Hi all, especially our U.K. Members,

I would like some information please.

The Bournemouth Orchid Society have two speakers giving a talk on something near to my heart, but before I drive on a round trip of fifty miles or so, does anyone have any information on:

Malcolm Moodie giving his talk on 'Orchid Nutrition'.

Then later in that year, Ray Creek is the visiting speaker and his subject is: 'Stop the Rot'.

And last, but not least at the orchid society that I belong to [The Wessex]:

Michael Potter talking on 'Cattleyas and Laelias.

Cheers all, Rodge.

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From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Lithophytic/Rupicolas orchids.
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008

Hi all,

I have always been interested in all types of orchids whether they are terrestrial or epiphytic, and the 'epiphytes' especially the 'Rock dwellers' always fascinate me.

So, I have just had a look on the Internet.....................and what's the first bloody lines that I see:

Lithophytic orchids grow on rocks. This type of orchid is rare and not commonly cultivated.

I have highlighted the most annoying words in red. No wonder I fly off the handle.

It just goes to show that we all have to be on our guard to 'protect' newcomers to this wonderful and captivating hobby from such rubbish.

Cheers, Rodge.

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From: cyril . whalley
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Rossioglossum Grande
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2008

Hi all
A few weeks ago Rocky posted about a rescued Grande, Rocky, do you have it in your chipping mix or something else. I converted mine last year to SH. Roots grew but bulb was miniscule and a couple of bulbs rotted,it's now in dry sphagnum after reading Geoff's comments about dry rest. It's a glorious sunny day here in Morecambe with the Lake District hills across the bay all capped in white.

Regards Cyrus

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From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Rossioglossum Grande
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2008

Hello Cyril, or is it in fact, Cyrus,

Nice to hear what you say about the glorious sight.

Right then, my 'Grande' that I originally recieved with a nasty infection of Red Spider Mite.

I gave it a damned good drench with Provado one or two times and eradicated the 'Critters'.

Then I split it into three part, each one with a nice bulb and eye, also with a few back bulbs.

So far all three have grown new bulbs which are pretty good when you consider that I did not split it early enough in the year to expect any new bulbs to grow into large specimens.

At least next year looks very good.

If I remember, tomorrow I will take some photos and let you see what I am on about.

Cheers, Rocky.

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From: geoff hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: lithophytes
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2008

Researching some flasks I am thinking of buying, I came across this pic of a
lithophyte which will interest you, Roger:-

http://www.orchidspecies.com/orphotdir/laeautumnalissitu.jpg

Geoff

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From: cyril . whalley
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Rossioglossum Grande
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008

Hi Roger
It is really Cyril.
Look forward to your photos. Do you have the Grandee in chippings?
Regards
Cyrus

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From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Paul's new greenhouse.
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008

Mornin' Paul,

Gobsmacked, that's what I am. That must be every orchid enthusiasts dream. Congratulations Paul, and I am sure that you must be 'Highly chuffed'. It looks absolutely fabulous.

I have always dreamt of having a large lean-to greenhouse on the side of a property, facing south west, with an entrance from the house.....dream on.

Do let us have some photos of the interior when you have completed the move of your plants etc.

Last but not least, what is that 'white stuff' that you have sprinkled over your garden???

Cheers, Rodge.

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From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Odontoglossum Grande
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008

Hello Cyril,

As promised, the three photos of my much happier O. Grande.

I am very much looking forward to next year and hopefully some nice flowers.

As to the total eradication of the Red Spider mite.....I was just a tiny bit premature, as this morning I took my eyeglass to each of the three plants. I did find on one of them just a very few tiny critters, so all three plants have just had a good spraying of Provado. That should send them to an early grave.

Cheers for now, Rocky.

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From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Name please.
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008

Hi all,

You may remember telling you of the two plants that I bought at Wisley Gardens.....both had no flowers remaining, so they were sold quite cheaply.

This flower spike is from the smaller of the two pieces that fell away from the Mother plant.

I have the plant sat next to myself so that I could get the best possible colour definition for you all to see.

I guess the sepals and petals are a brownish red, the lip being a sort of pink.

Any ideas please.

Cheers for now, Rocky.

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Rossioglossum Grande
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008

I have only just started growing the Odont. Alliance. One of the first species I looked for was Rossioglossum grande. I was advised by two traders to be wary as about 10 years ago Rossioglossun Rawdon Jester was being sold as R. grande. Wheresa R.grande is difficult to grow R. Rawdon Jester grows very easily. I have bought plants with labels of each so we will see what happens.
At the moment R. Rawdon Jester is making two good growths but R. grande is just sitting there. Any comments Geoff?

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From: geoff hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Name please.
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008

Mtssa Royal Diplomat − or some similar name. I have it in my greenhouse and
will try and remember to hunt it out to give you the correct name tomorrow (
its dark right now − I hate these dark days before Xmas..)

Geoff

Roger Grier wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Name please.

> ...Any ideas please.

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From: Ron Bower
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Pauls New Greenhouse.
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008

Have I missed something? I don't recall receiving such a mail.

Ronbow.

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From: geoff hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Rossioglossum Grande
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008

And so it should be ( just sitting there) having it s nice winter rest. Properly grown, it flowers as the bulb is almost completely made up in the Autumn).

Rawdon Jester on the other hand, looks identical ( to me) in every respect , but sometimes flowers on the made up bulb after its winter rest, and before starting the new growth. I guess its a matter of how much of the right hormone has accumulated at the time. But it seems to give better growths if it flowers like grande, then rests.

I do wonder about the cross, apparently so I m told it is sterile, and so much resembles grande ( which is a very difficult orchid to persuade to give viable pollen or accept it too , either from itself, a sibling or a different species) that maybe Rawdon Jester is merely a triploid version of grande through some process ( no doubt having a special name, when pollen stimulates the seed setting process enough to get seed to form, but without the pollen actually doing the business in fact the name is on the tip of my tongue, homilectic is it ? I think it happens with Cattleya aurantiaca syn Guarianthe aurantiaca sometimes , too ) ) but that s all speculation by me.

Geoff

Dennis Read wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Rossioglossum Grande

> At the moment R. Rawdon Jester is making two good growths but R.
> grande is just sitting there. Any comments Geoff?

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From: jns tropic
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Name please.
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2008

Google said it was Miltassia Royal Robe ('Diplomat' or 'Jerry's Pick').

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From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: MIltassia Royal Robe.
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2008

Mornin' all,

Thanks to Geoff and 'Tropic' I now have a name for my Miltassia.

It does however give my ever enquiring brain to ask this question. Having looked at several of the plants on the Internet, I am damned if I can tell any difference between Miltassia Royal Robe.....'Diplomat' and Jerry's Pick'.

Maybe someone will enlighten me.

Cheers, Rocky, a very soggy one, but I do smile as more rain is forecast !!!!!

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From: Roy Lee
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Seed pod help
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2008

Hi all, long time no post. Time hasn't been on my side lately but have some now.
Looking for some help if possible, I have 2 hybrid Promenaea plants starting to flower and wish to cross them. The only site with info gives pod holding time from 75 days to 200+ days. Has anyone had experience in breeding with these plants, particularly hybrids, that can offer some advice. I'm looking to do "Green pod" culture if possible. I have no idea how long they should hold and from the website, even less of an accurate idea.

Best wishes, Roy

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From: jns tropic
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] MIltassia Royal Robe.
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2008

The clones 'Diplomat' and Jerry's Pick' may be the same plant. Two people might have a piece of one plant and they have it awarded in different places and both get get awarded. What do you do take away your award or mine − I don't think so. Growers name there clones so this will not happen. The true name of a clone is legal only for awarded plants. If your clone gets an award then you can give it a clone name and the growers clone is removed. And that's what I was told.

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From: geoff hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] MIltassia Royal Robe.
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2008

Two plants out of the same see pod ; probably two different owners, each
wants to give his plant a varietal name so as to distinguish it.... that's
all. Maybe they are identical , but I'd want to see the plants − not
pictures − side-by-side in order to say that.

Geoff

Roger Grier wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] MIltassia Royal Robe.

> Mornin' all,

> Thanks to Geoff and 'Tropic' I now have a name for my Miltassia.

> It does however give my ever enquiring brain to ask this question. Having
> looked at several of the plants on the Internet, I am damned if I can tell
> any difference between Miltassia Royal Robe.....'Diplomat' and Jerry's
> Pick'.

> Maybe someone will enlighten me.

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] MIltassia Royal Robe.
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2008

Roger, Miltassia Royal Robe ' Jerry's Pick ' was awarded an HCC by the AOS. It must be understood that the AOS judge a whole plant, not just the flower as the RHS, so that flower pictures can be the same for different awarded plants and cultivar names. The cultivar 'Diplomat' may be a mericlone of the same or a similar plant produced in Europe for the mass market.
A beautiful day here but down to 5C. Regards Dennis

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Miltassia
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2008

Roger, Further to my last, If you go to www.floricultura.nl and look under Odontoglossum alliance R you will find Miltassia Royal Robe 'Diplomat' for sale -- if you buy by the thousand -- !!
Dennis

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From: geoff hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Miltassia
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2008

I could do with a new plant so if anyone does want to buy a thousand, I ll take one or two off them... (joke)

Geoff

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From: Nathaniel Green
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Angraecum germinyanum
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008

Hi,

Does any one else grow Angraecum germinyanum, as mine has been in my
intermediate area from full sun to full shade, now has spent a couple of
weeks in the north facing cool kitchen, and all with the same results of the
leaves turn brown and drop off, now its in the cold side of my conservatory
and I am running out leaves to keep testing my theories with, so is my
assumption of the leaves dropping off due to temperature or should I
increase the humidity?

Thanks Nat

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Fwd: Some suggestions for presents and special offers − Christmas 2008
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008


I recommend using the quoted link, as there were images included in the message.

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Date: 07 Dec 2008
Subject: Some suggestions for presents and special offers − Christmas
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To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Pauls New Greenhouse.
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008

On 04 Dec, in article ,
Ron Bower wrote:
> Have I missed something? I don't recall receiving such a mail.

I don't know whether it was supposed to, but the message didn't get
to the list.

--

Tricia

Who the hell is General Failure? And why is he reading my harddisk?

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From: Roger Grier
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Angraecum germinyanum
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008

Mornin' Nat,

How about a photo or two, as that may enable some of us who do not
grow this plant to offer some ideas in respect of similar instances
that have happened to other plants.

Cheers from a very frost New Forest, Rocky.

Nathaniel Green wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Angraecum germinyanum

> Hi,

> Does any one else grow Angraecum germinyanum, as mine has been in
> my intermediate area from full sun to full shade, now has spent a
> couple of weeks in the north facing cool kitchen, and all with the
> same results of the leaves turn brown and drop off, now its in the
> cold side of my conservatory and I am running out leaves to keep
> testing my theories with, so is my assumption of the leaves
> dropping off due to temperature or should I increase the humidity?

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From: geoff hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Angraecum germinyanum
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008

Most angraecums like a bit of shade , and all like a lot of humidity. But
the problem is that when a plant is unhappy it will drop its leaves wherever
you move it.

The New Encyclopaedia says it comes from 1000m up − which suggests cool
rather than intermediate, although that alone seems unlikely to be the cause
of the stress.

But a couple of weeks in one spot is hardly long enough to test a theory
with a plant . If I see a difference in anything under a couple of months I
think it remarkable.

Geoff

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From: Ron Bower
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Pauls New Greenhouse.
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008

Hello Tricia,

Strange, do you mean that you did not forward it and that only Roger
received it?

Ronbow.

"Tricia Garner" wrote Re: Pauls New Greenhouse

> On 04 Dec, in article ,
> Ron Bower wrote:
>> Have I missed something? I don't recall receiving such a mail.
>
> I don't know whether it was supposed to, but the message didn't get
> to the list.

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Angraecum germinyanum
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008

Hello Nat,
The conditions that your plant likes is intermediate and shady. If you are growing it in a pot then it would probably prefer being mounted on some cork bark. They are very slow growing and it may not like it's roots being in damp compost for days, much prefer the roots being sprayed daily and drying out by the afternoon. I grow a few Angraecoids and the ones I have mounted grow far better. I grow mine in the warm greenhouse and they don't seem to mind. It's not a good time of year to mess around with things but if you feel you might lose it then try mounting it.
David

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Pauls New Greenhouse.
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008

On 07 Dec, in article ,
Ron Bower wrote:
> Hello Tricia,

> Strange, do you mean that you did not forward it and that only
> Roger received it?

No, I mean that I never got it − it must have been a private mail and
Roger inadvertently replied via the list. I must admit I would like
to see the greenhouse, although it may put the lean-to greenhouse
here in the shade, so to speak!

--

Tricia

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Angraecum germinyanum
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008

Hello Nat,
Johan Hermans & Phillip Cribb wrote an article in The Orchid Review Vol 113 Nr 1262 March-April 2005 saying it has been grown at Kew in a very moist tropical house fastened to a soft piece of fern. It comes from the Comoro Islands in humid forests between 800 and 1000m which suggests intermediate to cool temperatures. So the temperature doesn't seem critical if it will grow in tropical, intermediate or cool conditions, therefore I bet it's the roots that object to being in a pot. Also I wouldn't keep moving it around to different places, that just stresses it even more.
David

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