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January 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-31 February 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-28
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

January 8—14

From: Geoff Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Thrips
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:55

I'm pleased to say that when watering my cymbidiums this morning, I found several new growths , the longest maybe 8 inches high, and all clean...... Fingers crossed, vigilance continuing, maybe I am getting there.

Geoff

Sent from my iPad

On 7 Jan 2015, at 21:44, brian.gould83 wrote:

Hello John and Geoff
The thrip you have almost certainly came in on imported material and has probably been spread by shows and monthly meetings at orchid societies.I picked up 2 infections of thrips this year on plants from international shows which came into my ownership and the plants sprayed and isolated.The thrip problem disappeared very quickly as the new growth came up spotless.The problem is that the thrips have gone unnoticed in many peoples greenhouses and the bug has taken hold. If you use a spray programme when the thrips are not that active then when the thrip begins to breed in spring in increasing numbers immunity to the sprays you are using is quite likely.Research the active ingredient of the sprays you are using and try and find a new spray with different modes of action and change to this spray when the thrips are breeding as this is the time to eradicate the blighters.
Brian

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From: brian.gould83
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Thrips
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:25

To all
Having just received the new LBS catalogue today it seems that the two most
potent thrip control pesticides have gone from the catalogue.This is very
sad as if the products have been withdrawn for various reasons then what
hope has the amateur grower of controlling thrips.
Brian

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From: Horace Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Hand rail
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:55

I doubt if this will be of interest to anyone else, but in case….
My greenhouse has its floor some 3 feet approx’ below ground level − great for humidity, saves heat , etc…
This means steps down into it. My steps are the full width of the greenhouse which has double sliding doors.
\But no hand rail ; there is nowhere to fix one, and it never seemed to matter, when I was young and twenty !
But with old age, I’m not always quite as steady on my feet as I used to be ; my wife won’t even dare come into the greenhouse − 4 steps down and no thing to hang onto ? ( Unless of course I take her arm and steady her.
And then my son was building a verandah and decking etc., at his house, and told me of the balustrade he was getting ; I contacted the makers,. and ended up ordering a completely free-standing hand rail for my greenhouse ; pic below. It took me an hour or two to fix − a lovely 'proper job” all in stainless steel. If anyone wants the maker, I’ll be happy to pass on contact details.
Downside − now I can’t hide in the greenhouse, pretend I didn’t hear the call, and have a quiet undisturbed time… ( only joking ! )

Geoff

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: Hand rail
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 09:20

Geoff, please send details of the maker − having tripped up the steps in my
front garden twice before Christmas, I'm keen to get some nice-looking
railings installed! And no, I think less water would have been better...

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Tricia

A man needs only two tools in his workshop: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use the WD-40. It it does move and it shouldn't, use the duct tape. --- Anon

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From: Horace Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Hand rail
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:15

Hi Tricia,
Nice to hear from you !. Here are the details you want.

regards

geoff

> SEAGULL FITTINGS Limited
> 90 Roebuck Lane, West Bromwich
> West Midlands B70 6QX UK
>
> t: 0121 525 0020
> f: 0121 525 1116
> e: sales@seagullfittings.co.uk
>
> www.seagullfittings.co.uk
> www.diy-stainless-handrail.co.uk
> www.seagullbalustrades.com

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From: Tricia Garner
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Hand rail
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14:15

Thanks, Geoff. Look promising.

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Tricia

Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

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From: Horace Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: rip off at Stewarts !
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 17:15

Just went to my local garden centre − Stewarts at Christchurch − to buy
some 7 inch pots. The usual Stewarts ( Stewarts are an old established
pot manufacturer − the fact that my local garden centre is called
Stewarts is just a coincidence ) terracotta coloured things . Did not
expect to be able to get anything else, and only wanting a few, as I
have a lot of 6 inch and a lot of 8 inch too, it was not worth browsing
the net.

The price ? C2UKP3.09 each. I was shocked.

Came home and browsed, and found them at 95p each − and that was the
quote for a single one, perhaps cheaper by the dozen, at the first place
I looked.

Actually, if buying on the internet I shall probably look for what they
seem to call rose pots now − extra strong and extra deep − for my
cymbidiums.

Geoff

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From: Horace Geoffrey Hands
To: Orchid Talk List
Subject: Re: [OrchidTalk] Hand rail
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 17:15

Square one it was called, I think…

geoff

> On 10 Jan 2015,

> at 14:16, Tricia Garner wrote:
>
> Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

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