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2011 Archived Messages


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January 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31 February 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-28
March 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31 April 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-30
May 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31 June 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-30
July 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31 August 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31
September 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-30 October 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31
November 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-30 December 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31

June 1—7

From: Bill Haldane
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Emailing: what is it-1 (2)
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:15

The attached picture was taken by my son earlier this week whilst on
holiday in Monmouth, Wales.It is a Greater Butterfly Orchid (Platanthera
chlorantha) and was growing on the edge of some woodland. It is
widespread but scarce and I have never seen one myself. It evidently has
a nice scent.
Regards Bill Haldane
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From: Bill Haldane
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Orchid Piccys
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 10:35

Things seem a bit quiet at the moment so I attach for your entertainment
some photos I took this morning.
They show; Ida locusta,Lycaste groganii, Gongora gratulabunda,
Angulocaste 'Augres', and Masdevallia elephanticeps.
My skills at photography are limited so I hope you can still enjoy
seeing these plants.
Regards Bill Haldane

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From: tony garthwaite
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing: what is it-1 (2)
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 12:25

Nice one!
Looking at the greenery, that has to be Wales! If that orchid likes the
damp, there is little hope for it in Eastern Lincolnshire!

My orchids, in temporary accommodation are sulking at the! moment
......well, all but three!

However, the Orchids in the dunes at Cleethorpes are now in flower, but much
shorter stemmed than normal. We suspect the lack of rain!

Tony G.

Bill Haldane wrote re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing: what is it-1 (2)

The attached picture was taken by my son earlier this week whilst on holiday
in Monmouth, Wales.It is a Greater Butterfly Orchid (Platanthera
chlorantha) and was growing on the edge of some woodland. It is widespread
but scarce and I have never seen one myself. It evidently has a nice scent.
Regards Bill Haldane
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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Orchid Piccys
Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2011 17:05

Great growing Bill. A group of difficuylt orchiods to grow well. As they are not pretty-pretty do not expct a response.
Regards

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Orchid Piccys
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2011 11:15

Nice pictures Bill, I like the Anguloa but they tend to be too big for my
small greenhouse. The Ida's are majestic but probably too large also.
David

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Orchid Piccys
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2011 12:50

Yes, I too like the pics but my favourites are the Gongora and
Masdevallia, particularly for the smaller greenhouse! Nice growing,
Bill.

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Tricia

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

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From: Alex
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Gorse branches
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 22:15

Some time ago there was comment about gorse branches being suitable for
mounting your plants. I wonder what was particularly suitable about gorse
as i have found some good sized gorse bushes on a friendly farm that i
could use. Any comments?
regards, alex

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Gorse branches
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2011 08:30

Hello Alex,
I have read about using gorse as a mounting material, and looking at Orchid
Review on Google and asking for "Gorse for mounting orchids" I found an
article in RHS about that very subject.
David

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Gorse branches
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2011 10:25

Alex, Gorse branches being used as mounts was first brought to orchid growers by Malcolm Perry many years ago in his talk on mounting orchids. This was when cork bark was expensive and difficult to find.
The gorse has a rough surfaced bark that absorbs water. I look for a branch about 5cm dia (length depends on the plant)and split it down the middle giving 2 mounts. As after about 2 years the bark comes away from the wood I use a couple of brass nails to fix it before mounting the orchid.
I hope this helps.
Regards

--- On Mon, 6/6/11, Alex plik@clara.co.uk Alex wrote:

Some time ago there was comment about gorse branches being suitable for
mounting your plants. I wonder what was particularly suitable about gorse
as i have found some good sized gorse bushes on a friendly farm that i
could use. Any comments?
regards, alex

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From: Alex
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Gorse branches
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2011 23:40

Thanks david and Dennis − i have looked up the article and must have seen
it myself a while back but didnt remember it mentioning gorse. Not so
good if the bark peels off eventually but I have a dendrobe loddigesii
that has never flowered and keeps creeping and sprawling out of the pot so
I will give it a go. The gorse does have a nice rough surface. Sometimes
i wonder if any old wood like a slice of oak would work, and oak lasts a
hundred years easy!
Regards, Alex

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