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June 8—14

From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Gorse branches
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 07:40

How are you growing Dendrobium loddigesii, is it getting a cold winter? I
had one some years ago but only got a couple of flowers once. I gave it away
but I don't think it's flowering apart for the odd one or two.
David


Alex wrote:

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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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Fwd: Peterborough International Orchid Show
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 08:35

Latest newsletter from Keith's Plant Books

------ Forwarded message ------
Author: Keith's Plant Books
Date: 11 Jun 2011 0810
Subject: Peterborough International Orchid Show

Keith's Plant Books

June 2010

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In addition I'm planning all sorts of special offers for the event
so do please come and have a look at what I have available. I'm not
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mail order − Please click here to view them


_____

Other newsletters: In addition to this specialist Orchid plant book
newsletter, I also issue other newsletters on general plant books and
another on specialist Cacti and Other Succulents books most months,
and occasional specialist newsletter on Botanical Art as and when I
have some new stock. If you would like any of these newsletters and
don't already get them then please let me know.

The full list of quality books that I have in stock at tempting
prices can be seen at www.keithsplantbooks.co.uk
where you can either browse
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------ End forwarded message ------

--

Tricia

I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

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From: Alex
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Gorse branches
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 12:00

It is in a small pot with chunky bark, I treat it the same as my D.
nobile, primulinum, anosmum stuff which all flower well with growth in
summer and a cold dry winter. It has 4-5 inch stems with rootlets at the
end. very inconvenient little plant but seeing it in illustrations it
looks very attractive.
Regards, Alex

> How are you growing Dendrobium loddigesii, is it getting a cold
> winter? I had one some years ago but only got a couple of flowers
> once. I gave it away but I don't think it's flowering apart for the
> odd one or two.
> David

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From: Gordon Walker
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Fw: Cyp Regina alba
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 14:20

Here is a picture of my Cyp bought from Peter Corkhill in 2005 as one eye. Now
has 7 flowers including one double and 2 non flowering growths.

Gordon.

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Fw: Cyp Regina alba
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:05

I am very envious, Gordon.
I have tried several times with Cyps, but never managed to keep them for a second season. Still very fond of them but they are not cheap so I have given up for the time being. Where and how do you keep yours from Autumn till Spring?
Richard

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From: Gordon Walker
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Fw: Cyp Regina alba
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:25

Hi Richard,
The plants are kept in the open until they have died back then they
are put into the greenhouse and left there until the new eyes
appear. A very light spray is given to keep the pot slightly moist
if the sun shines but they must not be wet as the combination of
wet and freezing conditions does kill. I would suggest that you buy a
flowering size plant which should double itself the following year
and over a period of time the cost is less than a tropical.
Good luck,
Gordon.
P.S. I am not aware if Peter Corkhill is still selling cyps but if he is I have
no hesitation in recommending.

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Fw: Cyp Regina alba
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:55

Hello Gordon,

That s a very nice plant. I see from the picture it s now too big to
go back in the greenhouse!!
If you bought it in 2005 did it flower the next year and was it only
one growth? What are you growing it in, is it Seramis and perlite and
how much do you feed it?
I have a couple of Cyps both obtained this year, Cyp flavum and Cyp
formosanum. They haven t flowered as the growths are quite small. I
am growing in Seramis and perlite with a small amount of leaf mould .
Any information gratefully received.

David

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From: Gordon Walker
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Fw: Cyp Regina alba
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:05

Hi David,

Yes I had a flower the following year as Peter sold the plant as
flowering size. My mix is as follows. The tomato grow bags when my
wife had finished with them had the compost riddled to remove the
roots. Grit and small pebbles were added at roughly 4 grit to 10
compost. Because the tomato plants had been regularly fed with
liquid seaweed and Tomorite I did not add anything else until the
plants had been in the pots for a couple of weeks then I added a few
granules of miracle grow.

I made sure that the pots were well watered as they had full sun in
the afternoon. No other feeding was done but the plants were
re-potted every year. Regarding your mix I would suggest adding a
small amount of compost mixed with garden earth. I did try growing
some seedling cyps in pure pumice but would not say it was
successful losing 50% over two years. This was the material Phytesia
advised to use.

Have you looked at Sutton seeds web? They are selling cyp Reginae
flowering size in threes at 13.33 each. The eyes are bent but with
gradual layering of compost appear to be straightening.

Regards,
Gordon.


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