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January 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31 February 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-29
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

February 1—7

From: Max Redman
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Pictures
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 21:35

Hi Folks,

I am attaching a few of the orchids that are or have been in flower over
the past few weeks.
As the names are on them they are really self explpanatory however the
Burrageara is an unknown that I have been trying to flower for several
years. Each time a spike appears , so also does a grub or bug of some type.
Consequently this is the first time I have ever seen the flower.
The Sobralias were all grown from seed and are a selfing of Sob.veitchii.
The difference is quite amazing.
Methinks there may be a miscreant in the woodpile!

I hope that these come through ok as there are lots more if anyone is
interested.

Max.

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From: francis quesada pallares
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Pictures
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:05

Hi Max,

Lovely pictures, and the difference between the two sobralias is just incredible!

I loved the yellow(ish) one! Do you think it might be an albicans form (or whatever it is used to express lack of red pigmentation?) or mutation?

Francis

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Pictures
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:45

Miscreant or not , what an amazing colour on the blue one.
Sobralias are rarely seen in UK I grew one many years ago , super flowers, but so short-lived ; and then some of the species are rather on the robust size for growing in our small greenhouses.
But a real pleasure to see.

Until I potted the name on your Den clavatum I thought it might be a fimbriatum they are not all terribly fimbriate I find , your p;lant has the same floriferousness , and looks to be difficult to keep tidy, as mine (d.fimbriatum) is.

Geoff

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From: John Dennis
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Remote temp sensing
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:35

Hello everyone,

I am looking for a wireless temperature sensor similar to the Oregon Scienti
fic Devices but with Alarm facility and 100 metre range. Oregon have one bu
t it is too expensive at over C2UKP300. I have a great little unit by IROX
that does it all but is only good for a 30 Metre range.
Does anyone in the Forum, know of such a unit?

Thanks,
John

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote temp sensing
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:15

I have just the same problem, John.
Several months ago I did a lot of searching for such a device, but I wanted
some sort of alarm mechanism incorporated if temperatures went grossly out
of limits. Also, I live in a small village where power cuts are not
infrequent, so I was also looking for something which I could plug in
somewhere in the house to alarm when power cuts off so I could dive out to
put my reserves on. We have no gas, so heating is by electric fans. My cool
house has min 10C and my intermediate 15C. For reserve the cool one gets a
paraffin heater and the intermediate bottled gas, which is OK if the power
goes off during awake hours, but during the night could spell disaster.
Thank goodness for retirement which allows me to keep watch during the day.
I'll watch the chatter on this thread with great interest.

Richard

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote temp sensing
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:25

I have never heard of one with that kind of range ; in general ordinary wifi devices are much less I have been unable to find a wifeless router which gives a decent signal the 20 + yards from the telephone master socket ( the only one having the broadband signal out of the dozen in the house ) to my favourite armchair although admittedly there are a few internal walls in between.

But you could try Metcheck they specialise in weather stuff, and may be able to help.

Geoff

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote temp sensing
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:40

John
Look at La Crosse.
Google WS-9160-IT for a start

They have several models with a range of 330ft at under $US 30

Richard

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From: Alex
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Pictures
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 20:05

The blue sobralia is really nice Max, and with large looking stanhopeas
dangling around you must have a big greenhouse.
Regards, Alex

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From: brian.gould83
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote temp sensing
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 20:30

Hello John
Try www.ultrasecuredirect.com. A wireless temperature system with 80mtr
range £54 and can be upgraded to intruder alert system.
Regards
Brian

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From: brian.gould83
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: My Greenhouse no1
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 21:05

To All My greenhouse no 1 photographed yesterday.Some of these plants will be going to the bournemouth and wessex spring shows.Come to the shows and enjoy the plants.

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From: brian.gould83
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Greenhouse no2
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 21:15

Some more plants from my second greenhouse.Some of these will also be going to the bournemouth and wessex spring shows.
Brian.

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From: Gordon Walker
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] My Greenhouse no1
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 08:15

A great way to start the morning looking at your pics.........Thanks.
Gordon.

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From: francis quesada pallares
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote temp sensing
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 08:35

Geoff,

Your post made me choke on my morning coffee! What will your wife say once you find that ever elusive 'wifeless router'? I think right now you should try to find one with a larger range or start running!

Francis

Geoff wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote temp sensing

I have never heard of one with that kind of range ; in general ordinary wifi devices are much less I have been unable to find a wifeless router which gives a decent signal the 20 + yards from the telephone master socket ( the only one having the broadband signal out of the dozen in the house ) to my favourite armchair although admittedly there are a few internal walls in between.

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote temp sensing
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 10:05

That can t even be explained as a Freudian slip !
But it does show the uselessness of Spellcheck .

Geoff

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From: Sheila Bicknell
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Greenhouse no2
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 10:15

Brian, You are doing Ray proud, these pictures from your second greenhouse are a mini version of walking into the Cymbidium growing house at Orchid Answers. Lovely pictures, thank you, Sheila

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From: John Dennis
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote temp sensing
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 10:40

Thank you all for your replies, there are several clues that I will follow up on. Actually I have a very fine unit made by IROX, which has five remote monitors and alarms, but I am looking for the elusive unit with more than 30 Metres range.
John

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From: John Dennis
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote temp sensing
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:00

Hi Richard,
It sounds as if the IROX unit might serve you well. Some might mock ( francis) such a techno approach to growing plants but I think that the wireless temp and humidity monitor with alarms is an absolute must have. Over the years one spends a great deal of money on these plants and at this time of year one night without electricity for some of us, would destroy our collection. The last thing I do at night is record my max and min temp and humidity, this just tells me that there has been no extreme change of temperature and the range is where I want it to be. However I have the alarms set only to wake me if the temperature plunges below my required point. Just a couple of nights ago I was alerted at 4 am to the fact that one of my cool greenhouses had got down to 8 Degrees C. I left it until 6.30 am because Masdevallia's in general will survive at these temps, but I prefer a minimum of 10 Deg C. Let me know if you need more detals.
John

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From: John Dennis
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote temp sensing
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:10

Hi Francis,
I hope that you don't mind my reference to you while writing to Richard. We have to get a laugh out of this hobby at times!! Referring back to the messages from yourself and Geoff. I was referring to a Wireless Sensor not a (Wifeless) Sensor.
My Dear, Wife Aida tolerates my obsession with orchids and we share a lot of interest in them but if it ever caused me to need a Wifeless Sensor, I would give up orchids and return to Fuschia's.
Regards,
John

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From: tony garthwaite
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Greenhouse no2
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:55

Stunned!

Do you supply Kew with orchids for their displays?!!!!!!

Wonderful photos for a 'white' morning!

Congratulations on a superb display!

Tony G.

Brian Gould wrote re: [OrchidTalk] Greenhouse no2

Some more plants from my second greenhouse.Some of these will also be going
to the bournemouth and wessex spring shows.

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From: tony garthwaite
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote temp sensing
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:00

Looks a good system but it's "temporarily out of stock"!

I have the same problem with the Oregon system........10 metres too far!

Tony G.

Brian Gould wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Remote temp sensing

Hello John
Try www.ultrasecuredirect.com. A wireless temperature system with 80mtr
range £54 and can be upgraded to intruder alert system.

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From: John Dennis
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Greenhouse no2
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 20:00

Really nice pictures, Brian.
John

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From: Max Redman
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Pictures
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2012 23:40

Hi Folks,
Thanks for the kind words about the pictures . The Sobralias seem to have a mind of their own when it comes to flowering. I have one plant which seems to have two different flowers. There is not a lot of difference but it is noticable. I have looked to make sure that there is only one plant but it does become a bit difficult when there are about 35 canes.

The bluish tinge on one is ,I think, a result of having some violacea in the breeding.I cannot be sure of this as according to the name and breeding there should be none, but as I have bought a couple in at various times its very hard to know.
I am attaching a few more pictures. I have hundreds but its a case of reducing them down to a good size.The Sartylis 'Blue Knob ' is quite a pretty thing although each flowere is quite small.
This finished flowering about two weeks ago and has another spike forming which will be open in about 5-6 week.
The Stanhopea will no doubt be told it is wrongly named. However according to Barney Greer who wrote the book 'The amazing Stanhopeas' it is correct but is one that is not often seen.

There is also a close up of the dendrobium that I showed previously.

Max

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From: francis quesada pallares
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Please sponsor me
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:00

Hello Tricia,

I hope you don't mind me posting this here?

I'll leave it up to you to decide if it is ok or not.

Many thanks,

Francis x

Hello

I'm taking part in the GOSHCC − London to Brighton Challenge on 12/05/2012 to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSHCC) and I'd really appreciate your support.

It's easy to donate online with a credit or debit card − just go to my JustGiving page:

http://www.justgiving.com/FrancisJQuesadaPallares

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSHCC) and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you're a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more. I hope you'll join me in supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSHCC).

Thank you.

Francis J

P.S. I used JustGiving to send this email, so please don't reply to it. Replies go to JustGiving, not to me!

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