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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #210 on: November 20, 2017, 09:36:01 AM »
An older Butterfield breed, Pleione 'Lassen Peak'.
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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #211 on: November 20, 2017, 08:30:58 PM »
I've always liked Lassen Peak but always found it unreliable in my growing conditions.

Catwheazle : Are you sure you 1st picture is maculata? The lip shape evocates Liz Shan to me.
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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #212 on: December 18, 2017, 05:53:12 PM »
Not sure this is the right place, but I've just lifted my spring flowering Pleione hybrids ready for replanting in a couple of months.

On the whole most have done well. The new ones I got less well.

I followed advice that they should go into 2.5 inch pots and I wonder if that might be too small under my local conditions. Obviously they were fed but I wonder if in the small pots they roots get too warm or the compost remains too wet or there is less available air in the compost.

The pleiones were all in pots on the greenhouse floor next to a fan - some filtered sunlight.

Any thoughts or ideas?
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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #213 on: December 18, 2017, 07:27:35 PM »
Hi Mark

I have grown my new ones under similar conditions in 1-L square pots. They have done well, some are slightly smaller than those from my 7-L trays, but not much of a difference. Greenhouse, 40% shade, water once a week (twice in the few warm weeks we had this summer), 10% strength inorganic tomato fertilizer with every watering, 1/3 moss  2/3 bark (0.5-2 cm). Which compost do you use?

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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #214 on: December 18, 2017, 07:31:00 PM »
hi Anders, it's an orchid bark, sphagnum and perlite mix - I can't remember the proportions

I think 1 L is much bigger - what is the diameter of the pots in centimetres?
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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #215 on: December 18, 2017, 08:08:04 PM »
@Julien: Thanks for the info, how are the two different?
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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #216 on: December 18, 2017, 09:21:17 PM »
Mark, you are right. My square pots are 10x10x11 cm, which is much bigger than your round 6.4 cm pots. I guess that is what makes the difference.

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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #217 on: December 19, 2017, 02:41:20 PM »
Catwheazle : on maculate the lip is generally quite short and in my experience, the stripes are rather pinkish than reddish (and the upper part of the yellow is not bordered by red)
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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #218 on: December 19, 2017, 03:24:04 PM »
thanks Anders, I thought the pots were a bit too small.
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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #219 on: December 19, 2017, 03:52:05 PM »
Ok thx
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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #220 on: December 23, 2017, 04:12:52 PM »
Barcena
Confirmation
Wharfedale Pine Warbler
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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #221 on: December 23, 2017, 04:18:36 PM »
They'd make a snazzy decoration for a festive dinner table, Ashley!
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #222 on: December 23, 2017, 05:01:54 PM »
They're very cheery all right Maggi ;D 
I'm torn between bringing them indoors to enjoy briefly, or keeping them cool for longer :-\
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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #223 on: December 23, 2017, 07:13:30 PM »

.....................Wharfdale Pine Warbler......................

Ashley, there should be an 'e' between the 'f' and the 'd', from the River Wharfe. The river name possibly came from the Saxon word 'guerf' meaning swift (that morfed into the Old English 'weorf') or perhaps the Old Norse word 'hverfr' usually used to mean winding.
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Re: Pleione 2017
« Reply #224 on: December 23, 2017, 07:21:38 PM »
Thanks very much David.  Corrected now.
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