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March 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31 April 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-30
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April 1—7

From: Alex
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Thunias
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2012 22:10

My thunia has produced 3 sprouts and I have started watering. It is
gattonensis not marshalliana as I thought before. Seems to be clumping up
nicely.
Regards, Alex

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Thunias
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 06:20

WE may have had this discussion before, but if so I have forgotten the answers ; how are you growing it ?
I grew in Perlite last year , some standing in the Hydro tanks, others on the bench. They grew well and flowered, and are producing multiple new growths. The main problem is that the pots are so light they knock over very easily....
But this year they are repotted using Rockwool cubes plus Perlite,and the intention is to leave them in for more than a year ; copying a technique which produced that monster with 15 or however many it was flowering canes which we ( Bournemouth) had at Peterborough last year normally I repot annually.
Mine by the way are not T.bensoniae as I labelled them, but T.brachiata and T.brymeriana.

Geoff

Alex Wrote re: [OrchidTalk] Thunias

My thunia has produced 3 sprouts and I have started watering. It is
gattonensis not marshalliana as I thought before. Seems to be clumping up
nicely.
Regards, Alex

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From: peter williams
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Orchid import
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 07:55

For those Paph enthusiasts amongst you − I have just imported a range of Paph species and a few Paph hybrids which are ready for sale now. You can view the plants here: http://www.theorchidman.com/ /gallery/plants-for-sale/mch-1/ If you would like a price list please email me.

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From: Alex
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Thunias
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:25

I remember you were experimenting Geoff. My plant is in a 7inch shallow
clay pan in a mixture of peat, shredded sphagnum, small bark and some
perlite, bit of a concoction I am afraid. Also there was a small 4 inch
leafless stick which I wiggled around and came off which i have put in
some moss separately. I havent repotted and intend to give more water and
feed than I did last year. Fingers crossed.
Regards, Alex

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Orchid import
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 22:40

Some good looking plants there , Peter. Please send me a price list.

Geoff

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: seedlings... ?
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 12:30

Any suggestions for where to buy deflasked seedlings, or ex-community pot seedlings ( other than Dick Francis/Equatorial Plants) ?

There have been one or two entrants to the trade in UK and Europe in this area, some of which I have bought from in the past, but lack their addresses or even names ( memory... ah – once I had one, now it’s mislaid I think ! ) ...

Have done some new pics of my plants which maybe I’ll post tonight.

Geoff

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: seedlings... ?
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:00

Geoff wrote:
Any suggestions for where to buy deflasked seedlings, or
ex-community pot seedlings ( other than Dick Francis/Equatorial Plants ^^^^^^^

The only ones I can think of at the moment are Orchid Alchemy:
http://www.orchidalchemy.com/
and Orchid Flasks:
http://www.orchidflasks.co.uk/index.html

And I think you meant Dick Warren :-)

--

Tricia

I think therefore I am not entirely certain.

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Emailing: 043, 003 (15), 002 (18), 014 (6)
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:20


Here are a few pictures of plants flowering during March.

Cymbidium Maureen Carter 'Chichester'

Paph delenatii

Phal leuddemanniana

Phal lobbii

David


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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Emailing: 035 (4), 037 (3), 038 (3), 010 (7)
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:25

And a few more.

Cymbidium Tommy

Cymbidium lowianum concolour

Cymbidium erythraeum

Cymbidium siedenfadenii

David


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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Emailing: 001 (18), 002 (19), 003 (16), 005 (11), 002 (20)
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:40

The last lot,

Asarum maximum, if anybody is interested

Phal tetraspis

Phal phillipinensis

Cymbidium insigne

David


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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] seedlings... ?
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:40

It is Dick Warren. How did you get on with the Papua New Guinea Dendrobium seedlings you bought from him? Does that school ,Writhlington, or similar name sell seedlings ?

Peter Fowler

On 3 Apr 2012, at 12:30, "Geoff" wrote:

> Any suggestions for where to buy deflasked seedlings, or ex-community pot seedlings ( other than Dick Francis/Equatorial Plants) ?

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] seedlings... ?
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:50

Curious that I mentioned my memory... and then made a boo-boo like that . Can t think where Dick Francis name came from in the depths of my memory. I used to read all his books and enjoy them not that I m a racing man but have not even seen one for many years.

Yes , as it happens, I collected the flasks from Dick at the London Show, and deflasked them today.Ten Den species (all PNG) and a Masdevallia and a jewel orchid (Macodes) to make up the dozen took me all afternoon in fact. Now all in the DPC and fingers crossed.

I want some other seedlings as I have just collected a lovely oak log well mossed and I do mean log maybe 5 inch diameter and just short enough to fit in my car boot − maybe 4 ft long. Maybe I ll cut it in two, but I thought of a whole flask of say Cattleya loddigessii, or Brassia lawrenceana, pinned in place along the length and then grow on for a few years...

Writhlington does sell seedlings and the next British Orchid Congress is at the school in the autumn. They may be at Peterborough before that too. Thanks for the suggestion.

What I actually had in mind was that there are two UK people , maybe one is Rodney Jones or something like that, and the other is a company name which also I can t think of , and then there is a firm in Austria I think definitely EU, also selling deflasked husky large seedlings usually 5 for 10 Euros, but I can t remember their name either..

Geoff

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From: Tina Stagg
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing: 001 (18), 002 (19), 003 (16), 005 (11), 002 (20)
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:20

What lovely flowers, David. I particularly like the cymbidium species and the lobii. Who needs hybrids!

Tina

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing: 043, 003 (15), 002 (18), 014 (6)
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:00

Nice ones. David. I particularly like the cymbidium I am getting interested in these non-mainstream hybrid ones and of course the species too and started with 3 species at the London show maybe pick up a few more at Budapest.

Geoff

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing: 001 (18), 002 (19), 003 (16), 005 (11), 002 (20)
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 22:35

I agree, they are all superb. I just hope I manage to label them
correctly when I come to put them on the website − they don't appear
in the same order in the download folder as they are listed in the
message, and I get confused easily these days :-)

--

Tricia

There's a fine line between courage and stupidity. Pity it isn't a fence.

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From: francis quesada pallares
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing: 001 (18), 002 (19), 003 (16), 005 (11), 002 (20)
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 08:35

Hi David,

Lovely plants (as usual your Phalaenopsis species are just stunning).

I have a question for you. I have a tetraspis (supposedly an alba form, but I doubt it, since it has a little pink coloration on the lip). It has never really wanted to do much for me, and although it has a sequencial spike which every year produces 4 or 5 buds, they all blast, except one, so everytime I have just one flower on the plant! Can you share any cultural tips to see if I can do better?

Thanks,

Francis

PS Incidentally, I have a Phal. stuartiana in flower at the moment. I wonder if you have also one in flower, as I would love to cross-pollinate mine. Interested?

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] seedlings... ?
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:30

Geoff

The last I heard about Rod Jones and his flasks was that he had gone out of business. Indeed, he let us down at our show in 2011 and I could not find any trace of him. Later I heard that he had moved from his home to Corby to live in a caravan down in the South West. He was a regular on the midlands circuit then just disappeared − but he did have some good quality flasks.
Richard

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: More photo's
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:45

The last lot,

Asarum maximum, if anybody is interested

Phal tetraspis

Phal phillipinensis

Cymbidium insigne

David


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From: Lynda Coles
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] seedlings... ?
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:40

Rod Jones is www.orchidflasks.co.uk, the ones I know of in Austria are called Lotte and Thomas orchidswww.orchideenvermehrung.at/english/index.htm
hope this helps.

Lynda

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] seedlings... ?
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:45

Thanks for that information, Richard. I've removed reference to his
site from the links on orchid-talk.

I've just remembered Steven Kirk, who was selling flasks and
seedlings at the Wessex Spring Show, but I don't have any contact
details yet. Will find some out in due course.

--

Tricia

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

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From: mckeown.andy e-mail
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] seedlings... ?
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:10

Stephen Kirk was at the Bristol show last weekend and his contact is
Stephenkirk at btinternet dot com

Andy

On 4 April 2012 18:45, Tricia Garner wrote:

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] seedlings... ?
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 20:10

I wish you all the best for your PNG seedlings. I seem to remember you have a dew-point cabinet, which would be ideal for the seedlings. Did you buy any cuthbertsonii s? I am dreaming of your moss
covered log with different coloured forms of Dendrobium cuthbertsonii. Pink, red, yellow, white, orange, different bicolours. Oh boy! Bring on the Gold Medal!
Good luck with your babies.
Peter F., Alton.

Geoff wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] seedlings... ?

[...]

I collected the flasks from Dick at the London Show, and deflasked them today.Ten Den species (all PNG) and a Masdevallia and a jewel orchid (Macodes) to make up the dozen took me all afternoon in fact. Now all in the DPC and fingers crossed.

I want some other seedlings as I have just collected a lovely oak log well mossed and I do mean log maybe 5 inch diameter and just short enough to fit in my car boot − maybe 4 ft long. Maybe I ll cut it in two, but I thought of a whole flask of say Cattleya loddigessii, or Brassia lawrenceana, pinned in place along the length and then grow on for a few years...

[...]

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing: 001 (18), 002 (19), 003 (16), 005 (11), 002 (20)
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:55

Hello Frances,

I have exactly the same problems with a few of my species. The temperature at the moment is min 23 deg C and up to 30 on bright days. The humidity is between 70 and 80%
I have two Phal phillipinensis, one carries all it s flowers through, but the other gets bud blast on about a third of the buds.
I find some are easy but others are very difficult, much harder to flower well compared to Cattleyas or Dendrobiums.
My tetraspis has seven flowers out at the moment and it always does well without problems.

David

francis quesada pallares wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Emailing: 001 (18), 002 (19), 003 (16), 005 (11), 002 (20)

Hi David,

Lovely plants (as usual your Phalaenopsis species are just stunning).

I have a question for you. I have a tetraspis (supposedly an alba form, but I doubt it, since it has a little pink coloration on the lip). It has never really wanted to do much for me, and although it has a sequencial spike which every year produces 4 or 5 buds, they all blast, except one, so everytime I have just one flower on the plant! Can you share any cultural tips to see if I can do better?

Thanks,

Francis

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From: Alex
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: D.chrysotoxum
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:15

Hello David − I like the D. chrysotoxum and wonder if you give it a winter
rest, what you have it potted in and if it has just come into flower. I
bought a very young plant last summer which is doing well but no flowers
yet of course.
Regards, Alex

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] D.chrysotoxum
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 09:10

Hello Alex,

I bought my chrysotoxum in 1995 and initially grew it in an intermediate
house with all my orchids. I watered it all year round and it flowered
profusely.
Now I put it in the cold house with Cymbidiums in the winter and water every
three to four weeks. It hangs up high in the roof. I bring it into my warm
house with the Phals and it will immediately break bud and flower fully in
seven weeks. I brought it in on 13th Feb and it's in full flower now.
It is potted in medium bark only and hardly ever gets re-potted. I don't
think they like disturbance.
I find the growth habit strange as they finish flowering and then I hang it
outside in dappled shade in the garden after the end of May. I water it all
summer but it only starts new growths in the Autumn when the weather is
getting chilly. The new growths form quite quickly and I put it in the cool
house and keep watering until the growths are complete and then give it a
rest with the infrequent watering.

David

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From: Alex
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] D.chrysotoxum
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 21:35

It has served you well so I hope mine does too. its a curious growth
cycle being quiet in the sumer and then waking up late. Anyway thanks for
the info, I put quite a few plants out in the summer so will do so with
the chrysotoxum too.
Regards, Alex

> Hello Alex,
>
> I bought my chrysotoxum in 1995 and initially grew it in an intermediate
> house with all my orchids. I watered it all year round and it flowered
> profusely.

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: My best Vanda yet...
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 22:30

3 spikes, and a total of 27 buds and flowers. Not yet at its best, but
worth showing you, I think. V.Pachera's Delight 'Midnight Magic'

My best Vanda yet...
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From: tony garthwaite
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] My best Vanda yet...
Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2012 10:00

My word!

That is quite an achievement for the UK!

One of my Vandas is not looking at all well at the moment. I m just off to give it a high Nitrogen feed to see if it will recover.

I have to confess, I decided to try a few Vandas after seeing your collection in The Cotswolds. .Still trying to emulate you!

Tony G.

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