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Luc Gilgemyn

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PLEIONE 2011
« on: January 04, 2011, 04:08:46 PM »
Flowering with me for the first time (had it for two years..)

Pleione Wharfedale "Pine Warbler"

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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 07:12:31 PM »
Really nice Luc :)
Well worth the wait. Is it bulking up!
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 07:53:08 PM »
2 fat bulbils Graham - I hope to get them going next season !  :D
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 08:39:47 PM »
Flowering with me for the first time (had it for two years..)

Pleione Wharfedale "Pine Warbler"



I think i saw this one before  ;), very nice one.
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 05:54:01 PM »
Wharfedale 'Pine Warbler' is certainly the most beautiful of the winter-flowering hybrids. I find it bulks up really well and I have a good stock so I will offer this on my list of spare bulbs for sale when I issue it sometime this coming summer. I know many of you are already on my mailing list but anyone who is not and who wants the list when it comes out, just send me a private message and I'll add you to my mailing list.

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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011, 10:17:13 PM »
Now that makes me happy, bulks up, good stock and will have spare in the summer.
Roll on summer.  ;D ;D

Angie :)
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Jean-Patrick AGIER

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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 10:32:53 PM »
Hello,
I've just received some pleione bulbils ( very thin ) from the seed exchange; That's the very first time. Could you tell me the way I should plant them, and the after care. Do they have to be planted quickly? How long will it take to lead them to flowering size? ( they are VERY thin )
Many thanks
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2011, 09:10:24 AM »
Hello Jean-Patrick,

there are many ways of growing bulbils. This is what I do:

  • prepare a shallow pot or seed tray, make sure it is clean
  • prepare the compost consisting of 1 part fine bark (sifted to remove the dust) and 1 part sphagnum moss (chopped into pieces about 3cm long)
  • mix the compost and put it in the container
  • water the compost so that it is moist but not dripping wet
  • put the bulbils in the compost, not too deep
  • place in a light position no less than +3 Celsius
  • make sure the compost does not dry out
  • in the summer, feed very weakly
  • in the autumn, store like your other pleiones.
About timing, I would plant them in February. Depending on what they are, they can take from 3 to 12 years to flower.

Good luck.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2011, 09:22:35 AM by Maren »
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2011, 11:10:31 PM »
Thank you very much Maren
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2011, 04:56:39 PM »
Hi there,

A month or so ago I was lucky enough to buy one of the limited number of Pleione Wharfedale "Pine Warbler" p.bulbs on sale at Rare Plants. It was in bud so I potted it up and crossed my fingers, resisting the urge to put it outside and waited.

I thought that I'd share mine here too. I hope that this works.....



I know that these start growing earlier than most Pleione, but do they also start rooting earlier too? I'm asuming that they do.

Regards, Kevin

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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 04:58:20 PM »
OK so that didn't work...... here's another atempt......


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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2011, 04:59:51 PM »
Hi Kevin,
Yes, they do start rooting earlier too and this is generally true of all the autumn and winter flowering Pleione. For this reason it is a good idea to repot all these types in early autumn before the buds are too advanced and new roots start forming.

Cheers

Paul
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 11:54:27 AM »
Hi,

Pln Tsingtau, an old hybrid made from Pln humilis x Pln praecox by H. Pinkepank in 1985. Still lovely, elegant flowers with the humilis parentage visible in the keels. It usually carries 2 to 4 flowers per smallish pseudobulb. This one has been flowering since the New Year in cool conditions (min 5C). It will probably last another three weeks. But it is slow to multiply for me, more's the pity.

Please forgive my clumsy attempt to turn a black pot into a bowl. It was done to give the flowers more prominence. Must practice. ;)
« Last Edit: January 29, 2011, 12:20:54 PM by Maren »
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 01:15:46 PM »
Certainly elegant Maren, pot? can't see the pot for the Pleiones! ;)
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 02:47:32 PM »
Maren, that 'Tsingtau' is such a beauty - I'm definitely in love!  :D
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