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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

1—7 August

From: Tina Stagg
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: In flower today
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 12:55

It is such a miserable day that I thought I would photograph some yellows to cheer me up.

The laelia xanthina is quite a large plant (the leaves under it are lycaste) and has not previously had more than two or three flowers on each lead. It likes plenty of light, as can be seen from the black sheaths which sit doing nothing for many months before the flowers suddenly grow and appear.

The Encyclia Sunburst is a primary hybrid of vitellina and radiata and grows well without any fuss. I bought it years ago as a seedling from Burnham and, compared with others I have seen, seems to be a good clone.

Tina

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From: Tina Stagg
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Wanted
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 15:25

Does anybody know where I can get plants of chysis falax and chysis aurea var. limminghii?

Thanks (hopefully)

Tina

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: help wanted tracing a copy of one of my pictures
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 15:45

I have in the past posted pictures of Aerides lawrenceana . I wonder if anyone can supply me with copies ?

They are on the hard disc of my old computer which runs only with difficulty and sometimes not at all ; there are perhaps copies on my new computer in one of the back-up files, but not labelled with the orchid name, which makes them very hard to trace, unless I can see any of the pictures I posted ( when with the magic of Photoshop I may be able to get back using the embedded metadata, and ask my PC to 'search for DFTS-9763 or whatever – and even if I can’t , the actual picture(s) I posted will do very well..

I explain that I am doing a survey of the sub-tribe Aeridiniae as a talk for my Orchid Society , reviewing Aerides, Renanthera, Rhynchostylis etc ( maybe the group of orchids I am most keen on at present ) with pics of as many as possible and I wanted A.lawrenceana for this purpose.

Thanks...

Geoff

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From: Peter Hieke
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Aerides lawrenceana
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 17:20

Is this the right picture?

Peter

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 08:35

I used to use Outlook – in Microsoft Office . When I had a new PC a few weeks/months ago I couldn’t load Office 2007 for some unknown reason (too old...? – or is it just me that’s too old ! ) so bought Office 2010.
It is very selective about keeping copies of e-mails I send − sometimes it does – and then it keeps 3 copies – and more often it doesn’t. And when it lists them, it won’t show me who I sent them to – not in the single line look at the whole box version , nor will it allow searching of the Sent Box. Instead it lists them as 'from” – which is me , and allows me to search senders – ma again ; what kind of idiot designed this system ? .
Most unhelpful, not to say useless.

Then I tried Google mail (Gmail) but it won’t accept e-mails sent to my address after the first 30 days, which means that either I have to keep going back to Outlook, or change my address to the Gmail one ; fine, but half the people I know and occasionally e-mail – or who occasionally email me ( like Banks etc. ) are not in the address book , so I cannot simply tell them all –'use this Gmail address” . Outlook btw won’t accept a Rule to keep addresses automatically , and I simply don’t remember or bother to put every new address in my address book . So if I change to Gmail I potentially miss messages I want/need..

Next I tried Windows Live mail – free – its on the system –,designed for people like me, they claim. Oh no, it deletes pictures – all pictures,all attachments then tells me – very smugly − it has saved me from a fate worse than death or something. Oh yes, I can reset options – I’ve done that –twice now − result ? No change.

Please, without having to learn Linux, or buying a Mac, what can I do ? Lots of you must have the same sort of usage as I do ?

Geoff

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [Orchid Talk] Aerie's lawrenceana
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 08:40

I am sorry Peter, I can t see your pictures it s not your fault or problem it;s mine see my message to the forum just posted as Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad

Geoff

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 10:10

I guess your new PC has Windows7 loaded.
I prefer to stick with what I know, so why not over load WIN7 with WINXP and go back to where you were before on your old PC. It really annoys me that Microsoft applications are not backward compatible − I guess it is just a way of extracting more money from us all.
Richard

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From:
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 10:10

Im on aol server,But i think you can get free emaail from them i find it
covers all my needs like photos and attatchments and it has all my old saved
and sent , and spam folder to delete and recently deleted emails all these
in plain view.

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [Orchid Talk] Aerie's lawrenceana
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 10:10

By the way, Geoff..............do you realise that every one of your emails now asks for a receipt from the recipient?
Richard

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From: Elater
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 11:25

Geoff,
Okay, no flippant remarks about getting a Mac! But, those are what I use.

Did you try the email program Thunderbird from Mozilla? It is free. I put it on my wife's PC a few years ago, so I do not use it regularly, but she likes its lack of constant Microsoftian problems.

Paul

Consider the environment before sending electronic messages powered by coal.

I am mobile; sent from my iPad.

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From: Geoff Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [Orchid Talk] Aerie's lawrenceana
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:30

That noise you just heard was me shooting myself

I ll try to sort it no it s sorted since I have stopped using that programme ( Windows Live mail)

Sorry about that.

Geoff

Richard Baxter wrote Re: [Orchid Talk] Aerie's lawrenceana

By the way, Geoff..............do you realise that every one of your emails now asks for a receipt from the recipient?

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From: Geoff Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:30

That s web-mail I suppose ? I had thought of that but as a talktalk subscriber I get their version , and the last time I looked they only kept message up to a certain volume, which was not very large.

geoff

Bhotplant wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad

Im on aol server,But i think you can get free emaail from them i find it covers all my needs like photos and attatchments and it has all my old saved and sent, and spam folder to delete and recently deleted emails all these in plain view.

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From: Geoff Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:35

Hmmm I ll have to think about that. An alternative would be to go back to the Vista OS by using my lap-top for e-mail , which is what I do when away from home.

Or try and be patient not my strong suit- and wait for 4 or 5 months my wife is threatening/promising to buy me an I-pad for my birthday coming up and I suppose that is running some sort of Mac programme.

Geoff

Richard Baxter wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad

I guess your new PC has Windows7 loaded.

I prefer to stick with what I know, so why not over load WIN7 with WINXP and go back to where you were before on your old PC. It really annoys me that Microsoft applications are not backward compatible − I guess it is just a way of extracting more money from us all.

Richard

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From: Peter Hieke
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 13:15

I'm using WINDOWS XP and Microsoft OUTLOOK EXPRESS for more than 10 years and
never had a problem.
About 2 years ago I was not happy with my ISP and tried to use gmail, but after 3 days
or so I gave it up and looked for another ISP and I'm happy with AFRIHOST. For all my
pictures I use IRFAN VIEW and never had a problem. I only looked at MICROSOFT OFFICE
and was not happy with what I saw, so I did'nt even try it.

Peter

Geoff.Hands wrote re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad

I used to use Outlook in Microsoft Office . When I had a new PC a few weeks/months ago I couldn t load Office 2007 for some unknown reason (too old...? or is it just me that s too old ! ) so bought Office 2010.
It is very selective about keeping copies of e-mails I send − sometimes it does and then it keeps 3 copies and more often it doesn t. And when it lists them, it won t show me who I sent them to not in the single line look at the whole box version , nor will it allow searching of the Sent Box. Instead it lists them as from which is me , and allows me to search senders ma again ; what kind of idiot designed this system ? .
Most unhelpful, not to say useless.

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From: nancy
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:20

Hi Geoff -
I was also frustrated with Outlook, both its format and the way user preferences work/don't work. I downloaded a free copy of Thunderbird (which is a Mozilla tool), and it works just fine. Saves what I want to save, keeps track of multiple e-dresses, etc.
Regards − Nancy
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

"One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you."

------------- Larry Gelbart

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:50

As you can see from my address I use BT and have done for the last 12 years. Prior to this I had about 6b tries with others but for countless reasons they went the way of rubbish.
Regards

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From: theta
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 16:05

I agree with Paul − Thunderbird (free) is a decent alternative and would
seem to fit your stated needs. There are some 3rd-party transfer
applications that will move your old mail into Thunderbird (but I did it
so long ago that I don't have any specific recommendations at this moment).

-mark-

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From: Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Help − my e-mail system is driving me mad
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 16:50

Thanks to everyone contributing to this thread ; I tried Thunderbird (5) but it kept putting wrong details in (automatically) for my internet settings and whilst my ISP has a detailed section about how to set it up manually , that is for an earlier version and doesn't work with v5 ; I was contemplating trying to find Thunderbird 3 when I remembered why I have persisted with the horrible Microsoft product for so long − which is that it gives me Calendar and Contacts and reminders and e-mail all together,. If I go to any lesser programme in these respects I have to positively remember to go and see if I have any reminders for today , whereas if I stick to Outlook it will pop them up automatically,
So any substitute needs all that ; Windows Live mail does have all that − and btw I have now found the problem with the automatic deletion of attachments . It seems there is a known problem in the combination of Windows Live mail and Internet Explorer 8 .
So I have switched to Mozilla for web browsing and the combo' of that with Windows Live Mail should solve that problem when I have found how to actually uninstall IE from my set-up − no, the usual things don't work; it simply does not appear in the list of programnes in Control panel − and I don't want to go into registry without someone holding my hand.
I have put the problem to Windows BBS who usually find answers.
In the meantime, for the past hour or more, I have been wrestling with the problem of shifting my calendar from Outlook to WLM...

Why did I ever buy a b****y computer anyway ?

Well, I shouldn't have all you nice folk to chat to about my problems I suppose.

When I have managed to work my way through these I will ask you all − the ones who sent me pictures ( I have spent so long in front of this PC today that I have almost forgotten why I started out on this ! ) to kindly send them again.

Cheers,

geoff

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Bingo, bingo, bingo...
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 17:40

I’ve got there – Windows Mail now shows me a neat little thumbnail , postage stamp size, where there is an attachment , and then I can open it in the usual way. Only about 6 hours agony to get here . And thanks, yes, I have been given the Aerides lawrenceana pics I wanted.

I don’t think I’ll put my finished talk up as a series of pics here – 200 images ( it looks that way) is a bit too much for anyone i think, ands maybe more than half have been seen here anyway. It’s quite an interesting exercise to take a group of genera, and then look up all the ones one didn’t know... my wish-list has expanded quite a bit too !

Now for that calendar...

Geoff

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: In flower today -
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 09:40

This is a cross between Vanda Nok, and Ascda curvifolium in the awarded form "Mangkud". An interesting dusky colour − which I think is quite well shown in the pic.
Largest flower 2 inches − those at the top are smaller but still growing , and there is still a bud or two to open ; a count of 14 eventually.
I like these smoky mysterious colours, and we get so many wonderful ones in the orchids, the flowers outside in the garden are such simple creatures in comparison.

Geoff

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Another new one today.
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 09:50

Quite a mouthful, that name.B. lepidum is sometimes considered
synonymous and much easier on the tongue. Still, this is the proper
name, so I show it and label as such.
Variable in colour from a darkish brown-red which is not as bright and
attractive as this yellow form. In searching the web to try and check
the name I came across pics of much better flowered plants, and learnt
that it likes to be rather wetter than I keep it ; right, that's one
plant to repot when I go back to the greenhouse later today .
Each daisy wheel is about 2 inches − 5cm in diameter. The plant last
flowered in November 2010 with three flowers, and before that in 2009
with 1 flower , so it's going the right way .
A lot of things seem to be earlier this year from my strawberries to my
orchids. I wonder if they will go back to the usual time next year ?
Bulbophyllum flabellum-veneris (yellow form)

https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid66cc6b7e29550ebd&pagebrowse&resid66CC6B7E29550EBD!107&type5&authkeywnDikYJs86o%24&BsrcPhotomail&BpubSDX.Photos

Geoff

ps all this clever stuff with Windows Live Mail a
slide-show, no less. And what in heaven is Sky-Drive I wonder ?
It's not me being clever, it's the programme -
all I did was attach three images in my usual way.
Will someone please let me know what it looks like at your end ?


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From: tony garthwaite
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Emailing:Emails and a question!
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 09:55

Hi everyone,

I follow, with only slight curiosity, Geoff's problems with emails. I've
come to the conclusion that Geoff seems to have more computing problems
because he uses his computer more than anyone else...!!!
Having said that, I've always used BT Internet and Outlook express with no
real problems. BT can deliver huge files such as student theses with no
problem, so photos are 'a breeze'!

Now, can anyone identify this orchid which is I believe a Lycaste.
By the way Geoff, I have taken on board your suggestion of having paving
flags as a base for the new greenhouse where the orchids will be housed. The
new door, constructed by my son was hung yesterday! Cause for a celebratory
drink ....as if one needed an excuse!

Regards to All,

Tony G.

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From: Tina Stagg
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Wanted
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:05

Does anybody know where I can get plants of chysis falax and chysis aurea var. limminghii?

Thanks (hopefully)

Tina

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From: Gordon Walker
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Address please
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:50

Can anyone give me Malcolm Perry's current e-mail address please?
Gordon

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Phalaenopsis mariae
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:30

Here is my latest to flower, Phal mariae. Not an easy subject to photograph as the spike is very long and the centre colour of the flower always blurs into a smudge.
David

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Another new one today.
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:20

Note: fixed for the digest version
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The other message 'In flower today -' was normal, but this was a mess
and I can't even blame my new 'occupational varifocals'!

The pics arrived as tiny PNG files, and you have to register with
Sky-Drive to view the slide show. All the HTML (Rich Text) code is in
in ordinary text in the body of the message here. Also,the pics in
this format are unsuitable for the O-T website. At least two other
subscribers have 'experienced' Windows Live Mail and Sky-Drive and
have found out how to send pics in the normal way, so perhaps they
can advise you.

Sorry you are having such a torrid time with all this.

On 04 Aug, in article ,
Geoff.Hands wrote:
> Will someone please let me know what it looks like at your end ?

--

Tricia

If work is so terrific, how come they have to pay you to do it?

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing:Emails and a question!
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:50

Looks just like aromatica to me. It is similar to bradeorum, but I think
bradeorum is too large for the image you have sent.
Richard

"tony garthwaite" wrote re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing:Emails and a question!

> Hi everyone,
>
> I follow, with only slight curiosity, Geoff's problems with emails. I've
> come to the conclusion that Geoff seems to have more computing problems
> because he uses his computer more than anyone else...!!!
> Having said that, I've always used BT Internet and Outlook express with no
> real problems. BT can deliver huge files such as student theses with no
> problem, so photos are 'a breeze'!
>
> Now, can anyone identify this orchid which is I believe a Lycaste.
> By the way Geoff, I have taken on board your suggestion of having paving
> flags as a base for the new greenhouse where the orchids will be housed.
> The
> new door, constructed by my son was hung yesterday! Cause for a
> celebratory
> drink ....as if one needed an excuse!
>
> Regards to All,
>
> Tony G.

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From: Gordon Walker
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: address please
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:10

Thanks all.
Gordon.

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing:Emails and a question!
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:30

It s many a long year ( 30+) since I grew Lycaste aromatica, but it looked like this, as I remember.
Maybe Dennis will chip in here.

Geoff

When you raise your glass , drink to absent friends .

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Phalaenopsis mariae
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:30

Your usual beautiful standard of growth David. Congrats.

Geoff

David Martin wrote re: [OrchidTalk] Phalaenopsis mariae

Here is my latest to flower, Phal mariae. Not an easy subject to photograph as the spike is very long and the centre colour of the flower always blurs into a smudge.
David

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Another new one today.
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:35

I do apologise Tricia, I had no idea. There was me thinking Windows mail the best thing sliced bread, and then this.
I won t send any more pics until; someone enlightens me about what to do.

However I am still stuck with one thing with Windows Live mail,which is importing my calendar ( which has engagements over the next two or even more years in it and would be a pain to reproduce by going one day at a time... I have not had any answers from WindowsBBs which is ominous one of their Moderators usually knows the answers to most things before I have finished typing ( exaggeration of course). So I may have to delve elsewhere in any event.

Geoff

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Another new one today.
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:40

Thinking about this again Tricia, I suppose the one message was OK because it had only a single pic, whereas the second message had three. Mmmm a bit limiting for me, that.

Geoff

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From: Peter Hieke
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Another new one today.
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:50

To me it looks like any other e-mail with pictures. The pictures are a bit smallish, but
otherwise ok.

Peter

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Another new one today.
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 21:40

Geoff,

When you send pictures on Windows Live Mail you need to send the pictures as attachments.

When you open Windows Live Photo Gallery you will see in the task bar second from the right Photo E-mail click on that and choose Send as attachment otherwise lots of people can t get Skydrive

David

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From: Tina Stagg
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Tony's lycaste
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 21:40

Is this in flower now, Tony? If so, it is probably cochleata.

Tina

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From: Ron Bower
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Another new one today.
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 22:05

Geoff.

I beleave Sky Drive is the latest way to send and listen to music on your Mobile.

Ronbow.

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Another new one today.
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 22:35

Not to worry, Geoff. It seems as if the problem is probably with
email programs like the list server, which only 'does' plain text.
Usually the HTML/RichText part of received emails is displayed as an
attachment which can then be read by another program but Windows Live
Mail doesn't use a standard separator. The message was fine when I
viewed it with Apple Mail just now. David is correct, though, in that
not everyone can get Skydrive.

On 04 Aug, in article ,
Geoff.Hands wrote:
> I do apologise Tricia, I had no idea. There was me thinking
> Windows mail the best thing sliced bread, and then this. I won't
> send any more pics until; someone enlightens me about what to do.

> However I am still stuck with one thing with Windows Live
> mail,which is importing my calendar ( which has engagements over
> the next two or even more years in it − and would be a pain to
> reproduce by going one day at a time... − I have not had any
> answers from WindowsBBs which is ominous − one of their Moderators
> usually knows the answers to most things before I have finished
> typing ( exaggeration of course). So I may have to delve elsewhere
> in any event.

> Geoff

--

Tricia

Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days the statue.


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From: Stan Watt
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Cattleya dowiana aurea
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 23:10


Hi people,

Does anyone know where I can buy a cattleya dowiana aurea? I've been looking for a flowering size plant for ages but can't find any.


Thank you in advance.

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing:Emails and a question!
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 09:10

Tony. If it is a species I would guess it is a form of L. cruenta maybe sulphurea. Most yellow lycastes have greenish or brownish sepals like aromatica or cochleata.
My guess is a hybrid.
Regards

--- On Thu, 4/8/11, tony garthwaite wrote:

[...]

Now, can anyone identify this orchid which is I believe a Lycaste.
By the way Geoff, I have taken on board your suggestion of having paving
flags as a base for the new greenhouse where the orchids will be housed. The
new door, constructed by my son was hung yesterday! Cause for a celebratory
drink ....as if one needed an excuse!

Regards to All,

Tony G.

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Another new one today.
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 11:35

I m an old man... what s a mobile ? ( joke)

Geoff

Ron Bower wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Another new one today.

Geoff.

I beleave Sky Drive is the latest way to send and listen to music on your Mobile.

Ronbow.

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Cattleya dowiana aurea
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 11:40

Floralia usually have them- but they don t come to Uk shows now ( our silly systems and ridiculous fees) but they do come to German and other European Shows they will post to you from there.
I suggest you find them on the web, e-mail Sandra, and if she can supply ask when they will next be in Europe.

I don t think you will get one nearer than South America.

BTW expect to pay $50 $100 for an FS plant.

Geoff

Stan Watt wrote re: [OrchidTalk] Cattleya dowiana aurea

Hi people,

Does anyone know where I can buy a cattleya dowiana aurea? I've been looking for a flowering size plant for ages but can't find any.

Thank you in advance.

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From: Bill Haldane
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: More Flowering Today
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 13:55

Hello All,
Please find attached for you pictures taken of currently flowering items
that may be of interest.
a) Lycaste Hera 'Golden Orb'
b) Angulocaste brevilabris x cliftonii
c) Lycaste longiscapa x denningiana
d) Dracula gigas
e) Trisetella hoijerii
The largest flower of the latter is 55mm across and my photo cannot do
justice to the grace of this plant.
Regards Bill

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Another new one today.
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 14:00

I am an old man also, and the only mobile I know is the one that dangles over a babies cot.
David

Geoff.Hands wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Another new one today.

I m an old man... what s a mobile ? ( joke)

Geoff

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From: Bill Haldane
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re More flowering today
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 14:05

Dear All,
My apologies, as you will have noticed my message has transmitted for
reasons I cannot explain in the following order rather than as stated in
my previous message :- c,a,b,d,e.
Sorry about that!!
Regards Bill

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Re More flowering today
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 22:30

I suspect Thunderbird helpfully sorted them into numerical order :-)

--

Tricia

When cheese gets it's picture taken, what does it say?

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: you are all bored with my problems but please read this − hopefully- last message oin the subject.
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:10

I went round in a circle and ended up with a system which I think will work
the way I want it, and you too Tricia ! ( I'll send a test with multiple
attachments next).

But I ended up losing all my list of e-mail addresses and contacts.

I'll re-create, as and when I get a message from anyone, but in the meantime
bear in mind that I don't know anyone's address -" list" I did remember,
having typed it several times in the last many years !.

Geoff

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: a test o from the system I ended up with after too many hours of work...
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:15

Just to ensure that this gives you no problems, Tricia.

Geoff

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: a test o from the system I ended up with after too many hours of work...
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:50

Woo Hoo! Spot on, Geoff. Looks as if you have conquered Outlook, so
you'll still have your calendar too.

Tricia

You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.

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From: tony garthwaite
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Lycaste
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 17:00

Thanks to all who replied to my query.

I think that Lycaste aromatic has it! There is a strong scent with cinnamon
overtones!

Tony G.

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From: tony garthwaite
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] test
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 18:15

Wonderful photos Geoff!

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] More Flowering Today
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 19:15

Excellent pictures but I am impressed by the sturdy metal hanging grid −
where does one pick up something like that?
Richard

"Bill Haldane" wrote re: [OrchidTalk] More Flowering Today

> Hello All,
> Please find attached for you pictures taken of currently flowering items
> that may be of interest.
> a) Lycaste Hera 'Golden Orb'
> b) Angulocaste brevilabris x cliftonii
> c) Lycaste longiscapa x denningiana
> d) Dracula gigas
> e) Trisetella hoijerii
> The largest flower of the latter is 55mm across and my photo cannot do
> justice to the grace of this plant.
> Regards Bill

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] a test o from the system I ended up with after too many hours of work...
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 21:40

Hello Geoff,
Your photos are ok now you are sending them as attachments and not on Skydrive.
David

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From: Bill Haldane
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] More Flowering Today
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 09:05

Hello Richard,
The grid is a one-inch galvanised wire sheet that was brought by the
people who erected my orchid house. I would start looking at large
builders merchants or even steel stockists. Must say it is very
practical as it provides a secure base for all sorts of stuff.
Regards Bill

On 05/08/2011 19:19, Richard Baxter wrote:
> Excellent pictures but I am impressed by the sturdy metal hanging grid
> − where does one pick up something like that?
> Richard

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From: N & T Burgess
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: one-inch galvanised wire sheet
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 18:45

Hello Richard

The wire sheets can be bought a Homebase B&Q, also some Garden Centres sell the sheets.

Norma

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Old Orchid Books On DVD. "The Orchid Library"
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 23:55

Hi everyone. ............... I bought a CD from this chap , on eBay, which had quite a few orchid books on it.

They were certainly worth the money. So I put a load of other names his way and to my surprise , he got hold of most of them, and produced a DVD of them.

Details are:-

A manual of orchidaceous plants cultivated under glass in G. B. vol 1 − 2 James Veitch & Sons 1887
A practical treatise on the cultivation of orchidaceous plants Henshall, John 1845
About orchids, a chat.. Boyle, Frederick 1893
Blossom hosts and insect guests; ... the orchids....the bee, faithful insects Gibson, W. Hamilton 1901
Bog-trotting for orchids Niles, Grace Greylock 1904
Cool orchids, and how to grow them Burbidge, F. W. T. 1874
Hand-list of orchids, cultivated in the Royal Botanic Gardens Royal Botanic Gardens 1904
Icones orchidearum austro-africanarum extra-tropicarum vol1 Bolus, Harry 1896
Icones orchidearum austro-africanarum extra-tropicarum vol2 Bolus, Harry 1896
Icones orchidearum austro-africanarum extra-tropicarum vol3 Bolus, Harry 1896
Les orchide es : histoire iconographique : organographie, classification,.. Puydt, E. de 1880
Lilies and orchids; a series of drawings in color Boardman, Rosina Cox 1906
Orchids O'Brien, James A. 1911
Orchids for everyone Curtis, Charles H 1910
Orchids, their structure, history & culture Castle, Lewis 1886
Orchids; a description of the species and varieties grown at Glen Ridge, near Boston .. Rand, Edward Sprague 1888
Orchids; .. report on the Orchid Conference held at S. Kensington Orchid Conference 1866
Orchids; their culture and management. Watson, William 1890
Our native orchids; a series of drawings from nature of all the species found in the northeastern United States Gibson, W. Hamilton 1905
The amateur orchid cultivators' guide book Burberry, H. A 1900
The Book Of Orchids White,W.H. 1923
The culture of greenhouse orchids : old system and new Boyle, Frederick 1902
The House of Orchids : and other poems Sterling, George 1911
The orchid album, comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare, and beautiful orchidaceous plants vol 10 Warner, Robert 1882
The orchid grower's manual: ..descriptions of 440 orchidaceous plants Williams, B. Samuel 1862
The orchid hybrids Hansen, George 1897
The orchid manual .cultivation..stove, greenhouse, & hardy orchids . Appleby, Thomas 1861
The orchids of New England. A popular monograph Baldwin, Henry 1884
The orchids of the Cape Peninsula Bolus, Harry 1888
The orchid-stud book :..hybrid orchids of artificial origin Rolfe, Robert Allen 1909
The various contrivances by which orchids are fertilised by insects Darwin, Charles 1899
The Woodlands orchids described & illus.. stories of orchid collecting Boyle, Frederick 1901
Travels & adventures..orchid hunter..canoe & camp life..Colombia .. Millican, Albert 1891
The orchid album, comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare, and beautiful orchidaceous plants vol 2 Warner, Robert 1882
A manual of orchidaceous plants..under glass in G.B. vol 5 − 10 James Veitch & Sons 1887
The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala Bateman, James 1837
A monograph of Odontoglossum Bateman, James 1874
The genus Masdevallia Woolward, Florence H 1896
A manual of orchidaceous plants cultivated under glass in G. B. vol 2 James Veitch & Sons 1893
A cultural table of orchidaceous plants Cox, John Murray 1946
The orchid-grower's manual, containing descriptions ..930 species..... Williams, B. Samuel 1877
Orchidaceae: illustrations and studies of the family Orchidaceae fasc 1 Ames, Oakes 1905
Orchidaceae: illustrations and studies of the family Orchidaceae fasc 2 Ames, Oakes 1908
Orchidaceae: illustrations and studies of the family Orchidaceae fasc 3 Ames, Oakes 1908
Orchidaceae: illustrations and studies of the family Orchidaceae fasc 4 Ames, Oakes 1910
Orchidaceae: illustrations and studies of the family Orchidaceae fasc 5 Ames, Oakes 1915
Orchidaceae: illustrations and studies of the family Orchidaceae fasc 6 Ames, Oakes 1920
Orchidaceae: illustrations and studies of the family Orchidaceae fasc 7 Ames, Oakes 1922
The Fairfield orchids, a descriptive catalogue Brooke James and co 1872
OrchidsSikkim Paul Bruhl 1926
Orchidacearum genera et species Kr zlin, F. W. Ludwig 1901
Les orchid s exotiques et leur culture en Europe Linden, Lucien 1894
Reichenbachia ?Orchids illustrated and described vol 1 Sander, F 1888
Reichenbachia ?Orchids illustrated and described vol 2 Sander, F 1888
Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse vol 4 Edward Step 1897
My life as a naturalist Westell, William Percival 1918
Plant propagation; greenhouse and nursery practice Kains, M. G. 1916
A naturalist in the Guianas Andr Eug e 1904
Flora of Jamaica, containing descriptions of the flowering plants......vol 1 Fawcett, William 1910
Nature's garden;.aid to knowledge of..wild flowers & their insect visitors Blanchan, Neltje 1900
The Victorian naturalist vol 17 Field Naturalists' Club 1900
The Orchid review vol 12 Marshall Brothers 1904
The Orchid review vol 10 Marshall Brothers 1902
The Orchid review vol 11 Marshall Brothers 1901
The Orchid review vol 16 Marshall Brothers 1908
The biology of flowering plants Skene, Macgregor 1924

Please note that all these books are free of copyright and the PDF files are in the public domain. You are buying this compilation on DVD.

You will need a copy of Adobe Reader software (available as a free download from www.adobe.com) to read these books on your PC. To get the best from this DVD make sure that you have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed on your PC.

I have edited many of the PDFs to make them more suitable to read on a screen or print.

About this DVD:

This DVD contains electronic books in PDF format. You will receive 1 DVD disc containing the 66 orchid e-books listed here plus 720 images in jpg format.

This is a data DVD for use in your PC and it requires a DVD-ROM or DVD-RW drive to function.

This DVD will not work in a CD player or the DVD player connected to your TV!

This DVD has been tested on Windows XP and Vista and will work on Windows 7 and other versions of Windows. Mac and Linux users can read the PDF files directly from the disk or copy the files to their PCs.

When this DVD loads on your PC, a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet will open. It will contain the table of books/dates/authors above. Don't worry if you do not have a program to read MS Excel files on your PC, as you will be automatically prompted to install Excel Reader software from the DVD.

Once the spreadsheet appears on your screen it

The DVD is 8.50 plus P&P which is about 1-25(approx) He said Reichenbachia takes up 500Mb of space and has a load of beautiful paintings

I have ordered one and will let you know what they are like. There are all pdf files. I know if you have the time you could probably find them all, but all the hard work has been done.

He said he would like to contact all the orchid societies, who would get a special deal. I remember a yellow booklet BOC ? with all name and adressess of orchid societies . Could someone email me a copy ,please

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From: Geoff.Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Cattleya Sandra Turner
Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2011 08:30

An interesting flower ; the species in the background are fairly obvious if you are into Cattleya breeding with the cluster formation, the spots, and – not seen in the image, of course, the waxy texture. Should be long-lasting flowers I think.
The size is exceptional for this kind of breeding, flowers over 4 inches natural spread – I usually think of 2 or 2 1/2 inch being the norm here. The tetraploidy is responsible perhaps.
This is a plant I have had for several years and its culture has been a mixed bag ; it certainly went down so that bubs ( like pencils – canes, really ) reduced in size to only six inches, but the last couple of years it has turned around, giving me an 8 inch cane last year and a a 12 inch one this year , notably thicker too. If it can be kept up ( meaning further improvement) the cluster could increase I think.
Finally , the most curious perfume I can recall with cattleyas ; they are always perfumed – even the highly bred hybrids , although not as strongly as the species or primaries, especially the mossiae whites – but this has a faint tang of disinfectant about it . Very odd.

I am only sending this single picture since I am back to using Windows Live mail – I hope it gets through full size ! – the Outlook 2007 I got and thought was the answer to my problems, crashes , and it seems a .dll file is missing ( the total volume is a mere few kb short of the 951 Mb the whole programme should be) ; the suppliers are currently offering me a very complex programme for restoring it, explained by a video which runs for five minutes – it’s that complex, but since I don’t have sound on my PC ( deliberately, since I am hard of hearing – and don’t need sound almost all the time when in front of my screen) –it doesn’t make any sense to me. Maybe they will give me another download, rather than a refund which I have asked for , but that’s for the future , as I shall not have the chance to do anything about it for a while at present due to other commitments.

Cheers, all

Geoff

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Old Orchid Books On DVD. "The Orchid Library"
Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2011 08:55

Peter, I don't think the 'Golden Guide' is available in digital
format, but if all he needs is the contact details for orchid
societies he can find them via
http://www.orchid-talk.co.uk/societies/index.html
otherwise maybe someone could scan the guide for you.

Tricia

Nothing in the known universe travels faster than a bad cheque.

Peter Fowler wrote:
> He said he would like to contact all the orchid societies, who
> would get a special deal. I remember a yellow booklet "BOC"? with
> all name and adressess of orchid societies . Could someone email me
> a copy ,please

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Old Orchid Books On DVD. "The Orchid Library"
Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2011 13:35

Thanks Tricia, I will send him the link.

Peter

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Fw: [OrchidTalk] Old Orchid Books On DVD. "The Orchid Library"
Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2011 13:50

So if you would like to buy a copy, go into eBay and put in, The Orchid Library and it will come up.
Well worth the cost.

Peter F., Alton.

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