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June 15—21

From: Esther Koh
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Dendrobiums − delacourii in particular.
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 03:50

I've had this plant for 2 years and it did not flower the 1st year. I think I kept it too dry. I treat it like my other deciduous dendrobiums with a dry rest at the end of the year (there's no winter here). The first growth it put out this year produced about 3 flowers that did not open fully, but the second growth produced what you saw on 2 spikes. I'm very happy with the improvement.

Alex, I can't detect any 'fragrance' from the flowers. Maybe the scent is only present at a particular time in the day and I've not found the right time.

Esther

Geoff wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] Dendrobiums − delacourii in particular.

I have seen it in the wild, in one of the Reserves in Thailand. It
seemed to grow anywhere and everywhere in that place; I saw it
lithophytic, terrestrial, epiphytic, and also growing on a
stags-horn fern. Can't be too fussy you would think.

I brought back ( Peter Williams imported it for me ) a piece on bark,
with maybe half a dozen leads . That was 5 (?) years ago. It has
flowered a couple of times for me, but only has one lead now I
think. Doesn't like my treatment, obviously.

Soon it will go to join other unsuccessful orchids, lamented but not
replaced.

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From: Gordon Walker
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] hardy orchids
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:30

Hi David and Geoff,
I am assuming you live in different areas of England with temperatures on the whole rather warmer than here in tne N.E. of Scotland. In March my plants were growing so quickly that I felt I would have the best show ever but with the continuous rain and cooler weather in April the leaves and buds began to brown and die off. One of the cyp buds actually oozed water when I squeezed it. Others like Geoff's have gone back below the surface. Perhaps a new eye will show next year.
Of my many hybrids only six have managed to flower. Uually I have about sixty at their peak.
In answer to David's question my medium is fairly straight forward ......the previous year's tomato growbag compost riddled to remove the small roots with added grit in fairly large quantities for drainage. I repot every year in an attempt to keep the weeds at a mimimum.
Gordon.

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] hardy orchids
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:40

Thanks Gordon. Just a thought, any chance of getting tomato mosaic virus by using the old compost?

David

Gordon Walker wrote Re: [OrchidTalk] hardy orchids

Hi David and Geoff,
I am assuming you live in different areas of England with temperatures on the whole rather warmer than here in tne N.E. of Scotland. In March my plants were growing so quickly that I felt I would have the best show ever but with the continuous rain and cooler weather in April the leaves and buds began to brown and die off. One of the cyp buds actually oozed water when I squeezed it. Others like Geoff's have gone back below the surface. Perhaps a new eye will show next year.
Of my many hybrids only six have managed to flower. Uually I have about sixty at their peak.
In answer to David's question my medium is fairly straight forward ......the previous year's tomato growbag compost riddled to remove the small roots with added grit in fairly large quantities for drainage. I repot every year in an attempt to keep the weeds at a mimimum.
Gordon.

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Mac chat
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:20

Just to clear up some confusion here, Apple are introducing their own
replacement for Google Maps the newest mobile operating system iOS6,
due out some time later this year. It will run on iPad2, iPad3,
iPhones 4 and 4S, and fourth generation iPod Touch. iPhone 3GS will
get some of the features, but not all.

A good source of information is www.macworld.com − you can sign up
for their free email newsletters which will keep you up to date.
Their information is more reliable than most.

Tricia

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

John Stanley wrote:

> Hi Alex
> I have an iPad 3 and the maps are Google Copyright! The street
> level stuff is far quicker to access than that on the PC.
[...]

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From: Gordon Walker
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] hardy orchids
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:05

Perish the thought David!!. Never had any signs of any trouble so far, but if in doubt the bag would be discarded.
The lindenii seed did not germinate unfortunately but I will keep trying.
Regards,
Gordon.

David Martin wroe Re: [OrchidTalk] hardy orchids

Thanks Gordon. Just a thought, any chance of getting tomato mosaic virus by using the old compost?

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From: peter williams
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Specimen plants at shows!
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:10

I have been importing specimen Paphiopedilums for several years and a few years ago at a post import inspection some concern was raised by the inspector regards the size of some of the plants of armeniacum and whether they were officially a single plant! To avoid future problems I queried this with the authorities and received the following reply:

With regard to the definition of a plant in relation to your
query our scientific advisors state:

'In this context, I would consider a plant to be a genet. This
is a population of ramets growing in tight proximity which are all genetically
identical. Although many plants reproduce sexually through the production of
seed, some plants reproduce by underground stolons or rhizomes. Above ground
these plants appear to be distinct individuals (ramets), but underground they
remain interconnected and are all clones of the same plant. A ramet is an
individual member of a clone.

If a plant is broken into several parts then they are no
longer a genet and therefore are separate plants.' With bare root plants it is easy to observe whether the plants are actually joined together and hence officially one plant − but with potted plants on a show bench ???

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From: francis quesada pallares
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] hardy orchids
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:50

Mine have not done too well either.

Have the common spotted coming into bloom now, but quite late.

2 Cyps are only just breaking out the surface of their compost, and one Dac. from Thopmson and Morgan is doing ok, but again, it is quite late, considering that I live in South London.

Francis

PS Any luck with the latest batch of seed, or did you get any more contamination?

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From: David Martin
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Phal mariae
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:25

Hello Gordon,

I will have a go at Phal mariae which has it’s first flowers out now. Phal lindenii has just started it’s spike so will have another try.

David

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From: John Stanley
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Specimen plants at shows!
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:00

Hi Peter,
Nice to hear from you.
Interesting definitions but with the catch-22 that that the only way to establish legality is probably to kill 'em off first!
A matter of theory, practise, politics and lack of common sense. And while you are interested in the wellbeing of your greenhouse grown plants there are truckloads of wild-picked (pulled) plants being exported to HK and China.
As a constructive suggestion, might it be possible, and not too time consuming, to indelibly mark pots and photograph the various growth stages from a first (solitary?) planting?
A photo record should (might) satisfy any gestapo intent on causing your incarceration!
Grrrrrrr!

I hope Margaret and I will be hearing from you in due course?
Cheers
John

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From: Alex
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Mac chat
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 23:25

Hello John − looks like Tricia has solved the question of Google and Apple
maps, I wonder where Apple found the data? I have only used Appleworks
for my documents so I expect iMac Office docs will be readable by the PC
world. I used to enjoy being creative with BASIC too but it was all
simple stuff.

Maybe see you at the CANWOS auction? highlight of the year!
Regards, Alex

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Mac chat
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 00:25

Apparently they have linked up with TomTom, which owns Tele Atlas.

Tricia

He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

Alex wrote:

> Hello John − looks like Tricia has solved the question of Google and Apple
> maps, I wonder where Apple found the data?

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From: John Stanley
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Mac chat (and forest fires and camp fires)
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 13:10

Hi Tricia,
I can't resist responding to your words of wisdom re-matches and fires;

I guess that when lighting your camp fire you are aware of every struck match that fails to do the job but
how do you know how many carelessly dropped matches fail to start a forest fire before the one that (presumably) does?
I think its called bad science like my contribution beneath!

John

Why is it that bread, when left exposed to the air, gets as brittle as a biscuit yet, when biscuits are left open they become as soft as bread?

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Mac chat (and forest fires and camp fires)
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 17:05

Good point(s), John :-)

--

Tricia

Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?

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From: John Stanley
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Mac chat (and forest fires and camp fires)
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 23:40

Well Tricia,
In short, it is abbrev which can then be abbreviated to abbr.
(see http://www.enchantedlearning.com/abbreviations/
JWS

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