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Lesley Cox

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Re: Cypripedium 2007
« Reply #150 on: November 10, 2007, 01:22:42 AM »
, well thats here ;D maybe differant there in N.Z. ::)
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You bet!!! Still, might be worth an argument or two.
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Re: Cypripedium 2007
« Reply #151 on: November 10, 2007, 11:13:01 PM »
I decided to dig up a clump of Cypripedium Emil with a view to dividing it. I washed all the compost off it and then bottled it and replanted it as it was. :-\ I counted 26 noses. :)
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Re: Cypripedium 2007
« Reply #152 on: November 11, 2007, 09:40:05 AM »
The clump looks a lot cleaner in the second pic without the dead leaves.

Will you be treating your other cyps in the same way?

I think it must be easier to divide clumps before they get to be such large specimens. I wouldn't like to try and untangle such a thick mat of roots.
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Re: Cypripedium 2007
« Reply #153 on: November 11, 2007, 10:39:08 AM »
I found this photo on the hard disk...


Good tools for pollination...

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Re: Cypripedium 2007
« Reply #154 on: November 11, 2007, 11:02:38 AM »
Anthony, you really are too large to be a chicken... you should have split Emil... even if only into two pieces... there seems to be a simple line of attack!

Well:  just looked again at the photo.. dividing line is NOT as clear as I first thought.... but you should have had a go! Carpe cypripedium and all that! :-\
« Last Edit: November 11, 2007, 11:04:21 AM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Cypripedium 2007
« Reply #155 on: November 11, 2007, 10:11:56 PM »
The trouble is, it has only taken three seasons for the 'Emil' to grow that size! I'd have to be dividing it every year. :o Hopefully it will spread out next year? I have just repotted my spotted leaved cyps and they seem fine, but they are in the greenhouse. The other potted ones may get the treatment, but I only did 'Emil' becuase it was a large clump in the spring and in the garden they can suffer from what surrounds them e.g. clay, other plants etc.

That pollination device certainly gave me a giraffe ::) Not much use for cyps though as the stamens and stigma are inside and designed for bees: the first time a bee squeezes out of the pouch (it can't get out through the large 'entrance') it smears itself with pollen. In the next flower, some of this gooey mess rubs off onto the stigma, before it picks up more pollen on its way out of the flower.
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Re: Cypripedium 2007
« Reply #156 on: November 12, 2007, 12:29:50 PM »
Here's a link to show you what my 'Emil' looked like May 04 (you'll need to scroll down). Five shoots but only one flower. http://www.srgc.org.uk/discus/messages/283/2305.html Shows you how different vigorous hybrids are from species.
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