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March 8—14

From: Andy
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:10

Best is Malcolm Perry

Andy wrote:

Thanks Geoff and Mats. I am getting more interested in this group and I
would like to know more. I will try and follow up some of these leads.
Anyone know of any sources of plants other than the few usual suspects?

Andy

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:20

There is a member of my Society − Colin Carter − who has a very extensive collection,and regularly brings and shows Coelogynes I have never heard of . and who would be the best source I know for advice. Maybe you know him ? He is usually involved in Bournemouth Society displays − e.g. at Wisley on 16th of this month.

Geoff

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From: Mats Linde
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:15

My main supplier of Coelogynes is Orchids&more in Bavaria. They could be
at bit confused sometimes, but generally speaking they're reliable and
have good quality.

There are a lot of Coelogyne pictures at Flickr, quite often with wrong
name. If in doubt, check for comments by the signature "Coelogyne", it´s
Elisabeth George and she´s very competent and reliable.
/Mats L

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From: Tina Stagg
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:15

Großräschener Orchids have some less usual species and I have found their plants to be of good quality. Better not to order until the weather gets warmer, though, as they can take a week to arrive in the UK.

Tina

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Coelogynes etc.
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:50

Orchids & More is mentioned -I have heard good reports of them, and
intend to try , when the presently forecast arctic weather is past.
they have a very good list , and they are not expensive − unlike some I
could name but won't8585
I really do despair of the UK orchid scene. A certain show I visited not
too long ago, had three members of the UK trade ; one had virtually
nothing in flower at less than UKP20, most were more. The other two each
had a small car-load bought from one of the cash and carry places in The
Netherlands, and even if I had wanted to buy phallies or dendrobes, I
would have turned my nose up at their plants − I vcan get better at the
local garden centre ( sometimes).
How can they call themselves orchid nurseries ?

Geoff aka an old man ranting again85...

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From: John Dennis
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 09:10

I have bought several plants from Orchids and More and they were very good. Grobraschener Orchideen (Google brings up the correct spelling, if you type in what I have written), is also a very good source. Both of the above companies have a good range of plants and the prices are reasonable. Deliveries are very well packed and they never ship when the weather is very cold.
John

Sent from my iPad

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 09:55

I agree with Geoff totally.
Our modern day UK so called orchid "nurseries" could almost be caught under
trade descriptions. They are merely retail outlets. Why on earth do they
think they can load a stall at shows with phalaenopsis from Holland and
expect to sell them at prices which are sometimes X2 or X3 supermarket
prices.
The old fashioned "nurseries" like Mansell and Hatcher really did the
business with propagation and hybridising. As an Odontoglossum fan (sorry,
also a new name refusenik) there is nowhere in the UK these days which has
anything approaching a decent range of good quality offerings − strange,
really, in view of heating costs and these being cool growers.
I could rant for ages on this topic, but it seems to me that the "nurseries"
have given up attracting or serving enthusiasts in favour of a quick buck
from over priced Phals and Dendrobes from Holland.
Not sure how we bring them to their senses − maybe by not inviting them to
shows on the grounds that they have nothing special to offer............that
is what makes the big shows like RHS and Malvern so valuable with overseas
traders.

Richard

"Geoff" wrote re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.

> Orchids & More is mentioned -I have heard good reports of them, and
> intend to try , when the presently forecast arctic weather is past.
> they have a very good list , and they are not expensive − unlike some I
> could name but won't.

> I really do despair of the UK orchid scene. A certain show I visited not
> too long ago, had three members of the UK trade ; one had virtually
> nothing in flower at less than £20, most were more. The other two each
> had a small car-load bought from one of the cash and carry places in The
> Netherlands, and even if I had wanted to buy phallies or dendrobes, I
> would have turned my nose up at their plants − I vcan get better at the
> local garden centre ( sometimes).

> How can they call themselves orchid nurseries ?

> Geoff aka an old man ranting again...

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 10:55

The RHS could do more, by inviting the European traders ? ( Those organising Malvern, please note ! )

I understand why the ones outside EU won't come, but that is for a different reason.

geoff

On 9 Mar 2013, at 09:55, "Richard Baxter" wrote:

> I agree with Geoff totally.

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From: Bill Haldane
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 14:00

Geoff,
Whilst I recognise some UK Traders from your description they are not
all tarred by the same brush. Burnham Nurseries use their own laboratory
for propagation and still provide a wide ranging offering of both
species and hybrids. We should support them if we want to see them continue.
Regards Bill

On 09/03/2013 10:55, Geoff wrote:
> The RHS could do more, by inviting the European traders ? ( Those organising Malvern, please note ! )
>
> I understand why the ones outside EU won't come, but that is for a different reason.
>
> geoff

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From: Mats Linde
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:15

A suggestion to you in England is to invite Ecuagenera to your shows, we
had them at several shows in Sweden and they brought a lot of plants
from Ecuador for sale. It was also possible to preorder and pick up the
plants at the shows The owners are related to Röllke in some way, so
they could bring their plants to the shows with a stop-over at Röllke´s
Burnham is an exciting nursery, but it costs a fortune to import from
Burnham to Sweden

I bought a C Burfordiense from Madeira (via E-bay) and recieved a really
good plant
/Mats L

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:55

They do come to the 'big' shows like RHS London and others, in fact I
have placed an order with them for collection in April. Also they
have a representative in England. It would be good if some of the
European (by that I mean continental Europe) traders came to more of
the slightly smaller shows in the UK. Possibly they do come to some,
but not really in my neck of the woods.

--

Tricia

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

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From: John Dennis
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:20

Hi Mats,
Just continuing your conversation although you don't have the same problems as members in the UK.
Tricia is right and in fact speaking for the Wessex Orchid Society, we purchase a lot of plants from Ecuagenera since they attend our two biggest shows,every year. I have bought about 50 plants from them during the past 4 years. Roellke come to quite a lot of our National Shows. Peruflora also come to the RHS London show most years.
Our biggest frustration in the UK is the CITES regulations, which prevent us from importing any plants except from the EEC. In this sense Roellke, is very useful help, because as I said they do visit the UK, and will bring plants to us. As I said earlier "Orchids and more" and "Grobraschener" have a nice range of plants and their shipping charge is very reasonable providing you can order perhaps six plants.
John

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 19:45

They used to come here Mats , but because they are outside EU, they have to comply with the stupid UK interpretation of CITES . No sane trader will do that − £65 fee for each orchid genus imported and if there is anything left over, at the end of the show , £56 per genus for an export licence − and it takes 6 weeks to get the export licence − so in reality, anything not sold is virtually given away.
need I say more ?

geoff

On 9 Mar 2013, at 17:16, Mats Linde wrote:

> A suggestion to you in England is to invite Ecuagenera to your
> shows, we had them at several shows in Sweden and they brought a
> lot of plants from Ecuador for sale. It was also possible to
> preorder and pick up the plants at the shows The owners are related
> to Röllke in some way, so they could bring their plants to the
> shows with a stop-over at Röllke´ s Burnham is an exciting nursery,
> but it costs a fortune to import from Burnham to Sweden
>
> I bought a C Burfordiense from Madeira (via E-bay) and recieved a
> really good plant
> /Mats L

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From: Geoff Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:10

They have to be invited !
In ancient days, when I had anything to do with organising shows,the big question was , would my conscience allow me to invite traders, "knowing" (?) that they might not sell enough to cover their costs.
On the other hand, if I knew that a particular trader was going to be at your show, it would very probably persuade me to make the journey...

Geoff

Sent from my iPad

On 9 Mar 2013, at 17:58, Tricia Garner wrote:

> They do come to the 'big' shows like RHS London and others, in fact I
> have placed an order with them for collection in April. Also they
> have a representative in England. It would be good if some of the
> European (by that I mean continental Europe) traders came to more of
> the slightly smaller shows in the UK. Possibly they do come to some,
> but not really in my neck of the woods.
>
> Tricia
>
> Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:40

That's the dilemma!

--

Tricia

I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.

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From: Andy
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:50

Thanks to all of you who have offered advice and information. Geoff I don't
know Colin Carter but I would mind being in touch if he's willing.

I regularly buy from Ecuagenera and they deliver my orders to the London
Show and Peterborough normally. NIce people but I think the plants I have
had recently were not as good as before. They have a fantastic range of
Pleurothallids which are one of my especial favourites so I am looking
forward to my next order in April.

I have also bought form the suppliers in Germany some of you mention. I
Grosraschener were fine as I recall − I bought several Vandas from them some
years ago. Orchids and More are somewhat variable − some good plants some
really bad ones and it's a bit hit-and-miss as to what you get. I have have
quite a few labelled one thing but when they flowered they were something
completely different.

As for Burnhams − I live about 1.5 hrs drive from their nursery and like to
go there and have a browse from time to time. I always find lots of
interesting stuff and Sarah is very knowledgeable and helpful. At shows
they often have a lot of stuff that looks bought in − massed ranks of
Miltoniopsis and various hybrids that are never in evidence when I have been
at the nursery but which form the backbone of their Gold Medal displays. I
guess that's what people want to buy at shows.

Yesterday Writhlington Orchid Project had their open day and I went along.
(http://wsbeorchids.org ) I am only 10 mins from them. For those of you
who can get their next time I do recommend it. They grow all the stuff in
their labs and have lots of unusual stuff. In one of the houses they had a
specimen plant of Coelogyne stricta. It was more than a metre across and
covered in spikes. Only one spike was partly open and I will try to get in
to take some pictures when it is fully open. Magnificent.

Andy

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: My recent orchid flowers
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:45

My recent orchid flowers

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The first pic is of Ancistrochilus rothschildianus . I may possibly have
shown a pic of my first plant, in the past, which came from the Joyce
Stewart legacy, but the flowers were poor ; I was trying to grow it the
way they say in the books – in deep shade, and it did not
prosper, and died. Then I saw a plant on e-bay I think, bought it, and
did what I usually do with small plants bought that way – hung
it up where I could see it, and sprayed it frequently – and one
day I realised that this was 'all wrong' – too
much light ! But it flourishes that way, and has several new growths as
well as two flowering stems.There it stays. Books ? Hmmm ....

My Vandas at the moment can only be called rubbish . Not many spikes,
not many flowers, and the ones that I do have are almost literally half
size. I have done some homework ; Bournemouth in 2012 recorded 940 hours
of sunshine ( the recorders do not work near dawn or dusk) ; the long
term average, since records began over a hundred years ago is over 1500
! A massive 40% fall. Since we had an awful lot of rain, I suppose that
is not surprising, and I think it is the explanation. I am rearranging
my collection, hanging up many of my cattleyas , and putting the Vandas
on the bench underneath my sun lamps – I have maybe a dozen
plants here already , and the buds coming on those could be normal size,
unless I am kidding myself.

Nevertheless, and inexplicably, I have one Aranda out – the
second flower above. It is a plant I have had for at least 10 years, and
it has never flowered before. Could it be that in giving it Vanda light
it had too much ? Very curious ! The flowers as you can see are much
like Mokaras , but of course they may not be typical.

The third plant is a Ceratostylis ; there is debate with the experts in
Luzon as to which one ; I have quoted the label, and they say, no that
is not correct . As you see the flowers are very tiny – so is
the plant !

The brick red dendrobium, wit flowers much like the fairly well known
D.lawesii, is D mohlianum. One of the German people showed a plant at
London a couple (?)( of years ago, but had sold out when I asked ; their
plant had canes as thick as a pencil and 2 feet high. My plant which I
found on a list somewhere and bought a year ago is much less robust ;
canes 10-12 inches high, and maybe 4 or 5mm dia, but the flowers look
the same size as I remember. My searches show that it comes from a lot
of Pacific Islands, even Samoa and Fiji, although mine is supposed to be
from Guam I think – so likely it has lots of forms. It is
growing very happily for me with half a dozen new canes, nut the books
suggest it only flowers off leafless canes, so the best flowering is a
few years away, perhaps.

The green/yellow very starry Dendrobium, with 6 flowering canes this
year is Star of Rivendeene , which I bought from Peter White a year ago
with four flowering canes ; these Aussie hybrids which repeat flower for
several years are a joy – I asked him for more – but I
think he had bought them in as a job lot last year, this year he only
had cash and carry Dutch mass produced stuff to sell.But having said
that , my local garden centre – which does sometimes have
different orchids , had some plants of this very cross only last week. (
I got best Dendrobe, and also best hybrid at Bournemouth show with this
plant)

The white Jumellea is J.arachnanthe. Quite large flowers for this genus,
some 2 inches or so , and six is enough to be worthwhile I think ? I
have two other J' species, but this is the best so far.

Digital cameras can't do justice to the red cattleya –
Lc Hsin-Buu Lady 'Red Beauty' . Lc is not right , in my
book, for research ( now that I have got Orchidwiz up and running on my
Mac') shows that there is a Broughtonia parent in there
somewhere. B.sanguinea has this intense , impossible to capture
orange/brick red flowers – it grows on high branches hanging
across the River (Rio) Ochios in Jamaica, and one of the tourist
activities there ( I have doe it) is to float down the river on a raft,
lying back and looking out for the flowers. When I was there I
discovered that it is pollinated by a humming bird . Since then I have
discovered that this shade of red cannot be seen by insects – it
is as such outside their visible spectrum as X-rays are to our eyes. And
now, I think I have discovered that it is on the very limit of
'visibility' by camera sensors, which is why they
don't record it very well .

Oerstedella centradenia – at least the fourth different name I
have seen for this plant in my orchid life, is the lovely little pink
flowered thing. I have seen it growing wild in Costa Rica near Mount
Arenal.

The first of the odont types used to be Oda Margarete Holme ,I have
forgotten the variety ( I have at least two different clones). It is an
oncidium now according to the present Kew nonsense. The second has lost
its label – and any suggestions for this yellow hybrid will be
appreciated – it might jog my memory.

Some of my pics are sharp I am sure – apologies for ones that
are not ; I have to rly very heavily on the camera as my eye problems
continue at the moment, and I am rather resistant to paying for a third
new set of specs in a mere 6 months, especially when they tell me that
my eyes are very difficult and the bill will be C2A3300 a go... I have
now got another appointment with the experts at the hospital, but as it
is non-urgent its not for another month.

Geoff

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] My recent orchid flowers
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 23:05

I noticed some PNG species, which you got from Dick Warren. Oxyglossum s?

Peter Fowler

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From: Andy
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] My recent orchid flowers
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:20

Geoff that is very interesting about the Ancistrochilus. I have tried to grow this twice and they limped along, gradually fading away. I am tempted to try again now. I think it is a splendid thing when it goes well.

Often when I buy plants I put them just where I have a space or what I think from looking at them. I have grown plants well in completely the wrong place. Mind you I ve also failed by putting things in unsuitable spots. I ve just bought Coelogyne speciosum and it says hot growing, min 20 c on the label ..... I can give it warm but not that warm.

I love the Aussie Dendrobium and if my local garden centre had them then I would too! The D mohlianum and Ceratostylis are right up my street too.

All the pics are great, a lovely collection of plants.

Andy

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From: Peter Hieke
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] My recent orchid flowers
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 07:20

Hi Andy , Geoff and all others who are interested ion Ancistrochilus
rothschildianus.

I had the same problems, that the plant almost died. Then I realized that
its home is Central Africa and that means:

HOT AND WET/HUMID, so I placed it among the Phallies and the Plant took off
and it won Show Champion. See the attached picture.

Peter

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Can someone kindly remind me ?
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:45

I have mislaid the names/e-mail addresses of a few people who offer
deflasked seedlings.

I think it was Rodney Jones ?

and someone in Austria − two names

and then more recently some new outfit in UK − Alphabet ?

I really want to buy at least a dozen, maybe 20 or 30 near identical
examples, preferably of a Laelia or Cattleya for an experiment in my
long continuing research − so as to try 2 alternative versions of my
latest theory with a control group. So the precise species does not
matter too much, except that there is no point raising plants which i
certainly won't want at the end of the day !

I had thought that I would give up on seedlings completely ( so did not
bother too much when transferring records from the old PC to the new
iMac ) − since my last batches came to a sad end when left unattended
for too long last year, whilst preoccupied with my own and my wife's
hospital visits ; and if it takes 20 years to build up to the
magnificent specimen plant which I always want to envisage at the end of
the day, then, at my age, I want a flying start, not a BD inch seedling
.

But for my research, nothing else will do.

Can anyone kindly help me out with URLs ?

Geoff

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:35

I expect to see Colin at the end of the month ; I am not going to Wisley
- prior engagement elsewhere.
I'll ask him if I can pass on his phone number − he is not the sort of
chap to do correspondence by e-mail I think.

Regards

geoff

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From: Andy
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Coelogynes etc.
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:45

Thanks for that

Andy

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From: a.mckeown1208
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] My recent orchid flowers
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:50

Thanks Peter. What a splendid specimen!
Andy

On 12/03/2013 07:20, Peter Hieke wrote:
>
> Hi Andy , Geoff and all others who are interested ion Ancistrochilus
> rothschildianus.
>
> I had the same problems, that the plant almost died. Then I realized
> that its home is Central Africa and that means:
>
> HOT AND WET/HUMID, so I placed it among the Phallies and the Plant
> took off and it won Show Champion. See the attached picture.
>
> Peter

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From: Richard Baxter
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] ?windows-1252?Q?Can_someone_kindly_remind_me_??
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:55

Orchid Alchemy have a very wide range of deflasked youngsters which grow a
way very well. Alphabet specialise more in terrestrials.
http://www.orchidalchemy.com/
Richard

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From: Kenneth Bruyninckx
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Dendrobium ‗Star of Rivendeeneâ€−
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:15

Hello Geoff,

Concerning your Dendrobium Star of Rivendeene ... nice name but I believe the correct name should be Dendrobium Hilda Poxon .

Dendrobium Hilda Poxon is the famous primary hybrid registered in 1977 of Dendrobium speciosum (responsible for the colour, size & shape of the flowers (and slow growth to maturity!)) and Dendrobium tetragonum (responsible for the repeat flowering on old pseudobulbs, hence the square feel of the bulbs a character only Den. tetragonum and the various split-offs of the former Den. tetragonum complex have as far as I know J)

Kind regards,

Kenneth.

Kenneth Bruyninckx

Akerne Orchids

Laarsebeekdreef 4, B-2900 Schoten, Belgium

tel. +32 (0)3 651 40 36


www.akerne-orchids.com

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Paphiopedilum. Species
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:25

Hi all. The second Paphiopedilum species (armeniacum) ,I have ever grow
n ,has been repotted in NZ Sphagnum /perlite mix. I purchased it as a single
growth, a couple of years ago, and it flowered with a single flower spike. S
ince then it has pushed out approx 8 new growths.
It looks a healthy plant and I hope it will flower on each new growth..
Where can I buy the other Chinese species that go with my armeniacum, please
. I will appreciate any help in this matter.
Thanks
Peter, Alton.

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Fwd: [OrchidTalk] Phals.
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:05

These are my wife's Phals. One from a nursery and the rest from large supermarkets.
She also looks after my one Odont. Species.
They grow on a long north facing window ledge.
She does not spoil them!
Peter, Alton.

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From: John Dennis
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] ?windows-1252?Q?Can_someone_kindly_remind_me…_??
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:20

Hi Geoff,

You might try Stephenkirk@btinternet.com. Like most seed propogation people, most of his stock will be in flasks. I did buy a young Vanda coerulea plant from him a couple of years ago. He was at the WOS Spring Show but only had flasks with him.

Of course if your experiment could work with Paph's, Allan Burdis would be your best bet, and you never know he may have other suitable deflasked seedlings. Although I don't think he works with the Cattleya Alliance these days.

It would be a bit late to contact Ecuagenera, in time for Westminster, but you might be lucky with Orchides del Valle. They sell a lot of Cattleya's, and might have a good size lot of seedlings that they could get to you.

John

Sent from my iPad

On 12 Mar 2013, at 09:48, Geoff wrote:

>
> I have mislaid the names/e-mail addresses of a few people who offer
> deflasked seedlings.

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From: Geoff
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Paphiopedilum. Species
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:10

In 50 + years of growing Paphs I have never seen or heard of any plant pushing out 8 new growths. Did you borrow Harry Potter's wand ?

geoff

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From: Peter Fowler
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Paphiopedilum. Species
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:40

Actually Geoff it is over about 18 months. I knew Armeniacum threw out new growths at the end of rhizomes, but the plant is motoring along with new growths coming out of drainage holes in the bottom of the pot. This is the second Paphiopedilum I have ever grown in 30 years of growing
orchids. It grows indoors next to a east facing window. The older small growths are just putting
out new roots. The actual plant originally was just a single growth with three leaves. The growth
flowered 6months later and was in flower for months.
I don't feed the plant frequently, maybe every other month, if that. Fed with dilute wormery liquid.
Without flowers it looks quite attractive.
Peter, Alton.

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