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8—14 September

From: Kenneth Bruyninckx
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Orchids from Vietnam 2
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:00

Francis,

Now that I've seen the flower up close for the 3rd species forget my id of
Bulbophyllum, it is an Epigeneium species!
:-)

Kind regards,

Kenneth.

Kenneth Bruyninckx
Akerne Orchids
Laarsebeekdreef 4, B-2900 Schoten, Belgium
tel. +32 (0)3 651 40 36 fax +32 (0)3 653 06 76


www.akerne-orchids.com

francis quesada pallares wrote RE: [OrchidTalk] Orchids from Vietnam 2

Thanks for your replies.
[...]
Lastly, I never realised I had not included a close up of the flower for the
3rd species, so here it is a close up of it. I would never had thought of it
as a Bulbophyllum, but then it is such a huge group with such diverse
flowers! The flowers did grow from the apex of the speudobulbs, and I do not
know of any Bulbs that do that, but them again, I do not know all Bulbos!

Hope you like the flower close up and many thanks once again for helping
with ID.

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Printers (was The blue dendrobium)
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 00:00

Well Tricia......................................I looked at the Canon PIXMA
MG5250 and thought, "I would like one of those". It has 2 paper cartridges
for normal and high quality types, which is very useful at the moment,
because I am printing out Bateman's Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala.
Coloured prints on semi-glossy quality paper and descriptions on normal
paper (well good quality normal!). The coloured prints of the orchids are
amazing and the descriptions of habitat etc. is always very interesting.
When completed I will comb bind it, and keep it safe as if you add up the
cost of the paper and a few ink cartridges ,it comes out quite expensive.
Also at A4 about 10% the size of the original. Will then have a look at
Riecenbachia or however you spell it. Never thought that Moon was as good
as other botanical artists, of the time.
Has anyone else purchased The Orchid Library on DVD? They are all PDF files
so easy to look at.

Good growing,
Peter F.,...............Alton, Hants. Birthplace of William Curtis and
Laelia William Curtis.

Tricia Garner wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Printers (was The blue dendrobium)

Canon don't seem to do wireless single-function printers − the best
option is the MG5250, which is a wireless printer/scanner/copier and
has five separate inks. The specifications explicitly say it supports
printing from iPad.

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Printers (was The blue dendrobium)
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:00

I see now why you get through printers so quickly! As I understand
it, the MG5250 is fairly robust so with luck should last a bit longer
than a year. Would you use Canon original inks or compatible ones?

Haven't bought the Orchid Library DVD yet, but will look again now
you have reminded me :-)

Good growing,

--

Tricia

No one ever says "It's only a game," when their team is winning.

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Printers (was The blue dendrobium)
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:55

The printer will come with original inks, but I have already bought some
compatible ones, when they run out. It is separate cartridges so should
work out a bit cheaper than the HP.
I tried some refills from 2 different places and neither worked. A waste of
money. Cleaned the print heads etc. but no yellow ink came through.
I'll stick to compatible ones if they work OK; if not then it will have to
be the originals.

The HP is working perfectly but I get bored with them!! Only bought it last
November. Going free to a good home. Deskjet D5560.
Oh!! I see a man walking up the path with a box. Must go.
Peter

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Printers (was The blue dendrobium)
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 12:55

I bought the DVD but predictably it sits in (one of them many) in baskets....awaiting attention, one rainy day.
Life s too short I think . What can we do about that ?

Geoff

Tricia Garner wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Printers (was The blue dendrobium)

[...]
Haven't bought the Orchid Library DVD yet, but will look again now
you have reminded me :-)

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From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Newbuery O S
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 15:40

As I grow older my memory often lets me down, so, can anyone tell me the date of the first Newbury O S?
I am sure it was an add on to the flower tent and was in the mid 1980;s
Regards
ps. − tricia − we first met at an early show but I guess that was in the 1990's

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Newbuery O S
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 17:40

Can't help you there, Dennis. We met at a show in the early 2000's if
I recall correctly. I think it was the first time Alan and I had been
to the show but I know it had been in existence for quite a long time.

Regards,

--

Tricia

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

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: in flower today
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 20:50

in flower today
https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid66cc6b7e29550ebd&pagebrowse
&resid66CC6B7E29550EBD!131&type5&authkeyT9sIt42Jebg%24&BsrcPh
otomail&BpubSDX.

Photos
Vanda densioniana . I bought a flask when on holiday in North Thailand
just 10 years ago , still have a few plants although several have been
sold or otherwise disposed of. One or other of these is in flower every
few months, and the plants look good but never seem to get very big.
Maybe that is a characteristic of the species.

Paph Claire de Lune 'Edgar van Belle' FCC/RHS is an
old, old classic, but maybe ( of its kind) never bettered. Flowers
almost 5 inches across, and the foliage is nice too. There are three new
growths developing too , and two might just be at FS by next year.Never
a cheapie of course, because propagation is only by division –
and personally I don't intend to divide for a long time.

The Ascda has flowers between 2 and a half and 3 inches across, and is a
not too easily found clear colour, but that leaf damage worries me ; red
spider is suggested, but I have wiped the leaf with wet cotton wool, and
no trace of that tell-tale stain – none on the nobile dendrobes
ether, and it usually goes there if anywhere. . Maybe it was there last
year and I killed it ( incidentally) when spraying to clear up scale on
the cattleyas ( I sprayed everything in case of wanderers, although
99.99% of scale is on catts here ) but I'm not convinced that
it ever was red spider. Ideas anyone ?

Geoff...

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Newbury O S
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 22:40

Your memory is somewhere in the ball park :-) The two guys were/are
Terry Adnams and Bob Burchi, the nursery was Thatched Lodge and prior
to that Terry was with Wyld Court at Hampstead Norreys (now the
Living Rainforest). I don't know about any connection with David
Sander but that doesn't mean there isn't one. They re-located to
Devon for a time, but in a fairly remote area, before going to the
Isle of Wight.

Orchid Sundries: Started by George Hees then taken over by Norman
Heywood who was situated at Stour Provost. He combined it with Hardy
Orchids and eventually sold the businesses to Ratcliffes.

And yes, it was Don Smallman who organised the orchid tent at Newbury
and District Horticultural Show − the Agricultural Show is held in
September and is still going as the Royal County of Berkshire Show.

History lesson over!

--

Tricia

Sometimes I think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Newbury O S
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 03:45

I won't contradict , but the Terry I remember at Wyld Court Orchids was the one ( now deceased I believe) who used to be seen at congresses and shows with Gill- never knew her other name.

I think there are/were two Terrys. Without wishing to be indelicate, they could be distinguished by their sexual orientation . The Wyld Court one was was presumably hetero , since he went around with Gill ; the Thatched Lodge chap was presumably homo since he went around with Bob . Of course this has absolutely no significance whatsoever , except in establishing in my mind that there were two, and which was which.

Geoff

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Newbury O S
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 09:05

Memory plays tricks on all of us! Not sure I realised there were two
Terrys. I knew Terry Adnams had worked in another nursery and thought
he was the same Terry I met once at Wyld Court. Mea culpa :-)

--

Tricia

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

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From: Tina Stagg
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Hurricanes
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:25

Hurricane Katya is doing her best to shake my greenhouses to pieces today so I have retreated to the safety of my study. It's days like this that make me wish that I lived inland. It is lovely having the sea at the bottom of the garden but it can be expensive and exhausting.

My problem is that, although it is windy, there are hardly any clouds so the sun is overheating the greenhouses. I have had to open some vents, thus compromising the structure, just to let the heat out. I do have plenty of shading.

Does anyone know of a cheap, small, reliable system of cooling the space so that I can batten down the hatches?

Tina

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From: theta
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Hurricanes
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:30

Tina,

So-called "swamp" coolers may work for you if your area humidity is not
too high. It's an evaporative water type system (i.e. relatively
simple). I had one in my greenhouse some years ago. But − the incoming,
cooled air needs a place to exit... So it may not be what you are
looking for.

-mark-

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From: Alex
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Hurricanes
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:40

No easy solution Tina but never mind − you do get lots of lovely bright
light.
Regards, Alex

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From: tony garthwaite
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Hurricanes
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 22:25

Tina,

I know what you mean about retreating out of the greenhouse!

Up in North East Lincolnshire it is pretty hairy!

My 'new' big greenhouse is standing up well, but I've switched off the vent
motors which I got to work last week.

I guess that you will be able to open vents to the 'Leeward side' of your
greenhouse which will give some cooling effect without the house becoming a
spinnaker!

Damping down is the other method!

(Missed your 'one-liner' on your missive!!)

Tony G.

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Hurricanes
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 09:40

That is the one reason why I spent the extra money to have both my greenhouses purpose made in cedar. Statistics from the great British "hurricane" in the 80's showed that wooden houses withstood the battering much better than aluminium. Something to do with flexibility versus rigidity. Anyway, I like cedar because I can try out adaptations of conditions much easier with fixing to wood. Being a pen-pusher by trade I find dealing with wood much easier than metal.
Richard

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From: Tina Stagg
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Greenhouses
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 19:10

My greenhouses are cedar, Richard! They are also bolted onto concrete kerbstones, which in turn are fixed through concrete slabs over hardcore with ground anchors. All the glass has extra fixings and I have lined them with twin wall to strengthen everything.

In spite of this, a few years ago a 15' one folded itself in half, kerbs and all, forming a dog-leg shape. At one time I did have a metal one but watched one night as it literally climbed over a 5' stone wall, one corner at a time, before collapsing in a heap with the effort of it all. We do have serious weather here!

Heaters and fans corrode in the sea air and need replacing every three or four years so I spend far more on infrastructure than I do on plants. Don't know why I bother, really!

On the other hand, the light is good and the view is to die for.

Tina
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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Greenhouses
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 09:30

Tina You bother because you love your plants and you love where you
live. Sounds a great combination to me.
Richard

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Greenhouses
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:50

Tina..........................Over the years I have had cedar and aluminium greenhouses. My personal preference is Cedar, every time. Living in Alton, Hants. I of course have a Alton Cedar green house. The only problem is that they have large panes of glass and one split last winter due to the weight of the stalagmites hanging from the guttering. A length of outdoor aluminium tape soon sorted that out! It was only a small piece on the bottom right hand side.
Where about do you live , near the sea?

Peter

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