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15—21 October

From: Dennis Read
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Lycaste dissappointment
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 09:15

Henry Oakeley has advised it is another fairly rare orchid − Lycaste leucantha.


From: Alex
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Bulbo seedling
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 18:00

Yes Andy − turns out it is a hybrid by Roellke, Cirropetalum Emily Siegerist x Bulbo frostii.
Regards, Alex


From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: a few pics
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:10

a few pics

599. Madame Panni – Mokaras include Arachnis, which are
notoriously hard to flower in UK, although some Mokaras seem easy
– I guess it's a matter of which parent is dominant.
However, this plant has been very difficult, and I got the flowers by
giving it a reasonable chilling – a week outside when the
temperature was going down to 12 or below occasionally – a
technique which works with a lot of Vandaceous plants.

600. Darwinara Charm, Blue Wonder is my clonal name – has
flowers rather like Neo falcata but twice as big – say 4cm or
more natural spread

601. The vasco is often sold under the nearly correct name of Pine River
Blue . E2809CPine RiversE2809D is the nursery which bred this
first , and they have made it so as to give several different and very
distinct colours – pink red and blue ; not quite sure how −
maybe reverse crosses ? The ultimate parents ( 4th generation) are
Peggy Foo (Ascda – which I have had in orange, and red shades x
Rhynco coelestis- which is obviously the blue possibility. I think it is
correct that one parent influences shape etc and the other colour ?
– if so that would explain it.!

602. I started growing Masd' again less than a year ago , and
this one is the best to flower yet – it really lives up to its
name − floribunda – and has had, has, or very soon will have
had, a total of more than 20 flowers, all in a two and a half inch pot ;
that's what I call an orchid worth growing.



From: tony garthwaite
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Geoff's pics
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:40

Well Geoff, the Masdevillia leaves look exceedingly healthy and what a lot of blooms!

I comment on the leaves as my orchids look distinctly pale and anaemic at the moment ....... but they are now in the new greenhouse which I am insulating with bubble polythene and plugging the leaks!!! Yesterday s strong winds were a help in locating the cracks!!

I m afraid my Vandas got sunburnt when I transferred them into the new greenhouse as they had been shaded in their temporary accommodation, (they were not the only plants to suffer!). My wife is very philosophical and said Never mind, they ll recover for next year!

I must remember to acclimatise in future!

Getting cooler now, I ll have to start wearing long-sleeved shirts soon!!!!


Tony G.


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