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« on: February 01, 2012, 04:04:48 PM »
A couple of noid's possibly a wilsonara and a phaly.

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 06:21:21 PM »
Hi Davey,
nice plants, the Phal looks like a Doritaenopsis to me  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 06:28:11 PM »
I'd forgotten all about this thread.
Fantastic orchids everyone!

Towards the end of 2011 I finally got one my Dendrobium "Berry Oda" to rebloom.............



One of the babies from this is covered in buds in my conservatory at the moment, so cool nights suit it.

Around the same time this Paphiopedilum noid bloomed............


It was bought out of bloom (cheap!) last April.

Over the Christmas period the first noid Cymbidium opened...............


The second Cymbidium noid opened this week...............


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I've never paid more than 5.99 for my Cyms, preferring to buy them out of the bargain bin when they're done flowering. The next few weeks is a good time to look.

Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Pearl has been in bloom non-stop since the end of April!


Finally, this noid Vuylstekeara was bought for just 3 back in May. I'm really pleased with this as I've struggled to get these to re-bloom up until now - another one that seems to like the cool conservatory nights!


I'll leave the noid Phals until another time.
West Oxon where it gets cold!

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 06:30:10 PM »
Hi Davey,
nice plants, the Phal looks like a Doritaenopsis to me  ;D ;D ;D
Yes Maren i would go with that suggestion.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 08:19:45 AM »
Coelogyne cristata, for the first time flowering since I bought it five years ago :)
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 11:01:43 AM »
A long wait, Hans... but worth it, eh?!
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 04:06:03 PM »
Hans, now that it's flowered once, it should flower again every year. In my experience, Coelogyne cristata enjoys spending the summer hanging in an apple tree.

Here are some of my Coelogyne ochracea v. lemoniana, they fill the greenhouse with a most wonderful perfume.

Unfortunately the fan makes the flowers wobble, hence a little out of focus.
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 04:41:29 PM »
Maren, I hope it does. I neglected it for a few years as I do not have the right greenhouse for it. The same for my C. cristata var. hololeuca and C. ochracea. They make lots of new pseudo bulbs, but haven't flowered here since i bought them. I keep them growing hoping one day I'll have cool and sunny greenhouse.

Lovely picture is that. Does lemoniana differ much from the normal C. ochracea? Mine is also strongly scented..
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 06:57:19 PM »
Hans, I definitely recommend a summer in the garden in semi shade. Keep them out as long as you dare. I took my x lemoniana indoors just before we were hit by the first frost and we had some cold nights. Now it's covered in flowers. I have that theory that the plant thinks it's going to die and therefore makes every effort to propagate itself through seed.  :) :) By the way, the difference is in the distinct deep yellow/orange band around the yellow fleck on the lip. :) A lovely plant but much sought after by scale and requires close supervision and drastic action all through the year.

If you want a piece, let me know. I had to re-pot it last year and I lost my grip (happens to the best) and dropped it on the floor where it split into five neat pieces. They are all growing like mad and I am taking my surplus to orchid society raffles.

The picture was taken in 2005, by last year it had trebled in size.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2012, 10:58:43 AM by Maren »
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 01:43:14 PM »
Maren,

that photo is just stunning. I'm very envious!

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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2012, 11:12:02 AM »
Just off to my allotments to water my Cymbidiums, which I keep in a gas heated greenhouse there, no room at home. I have a large cistern inside the greenhouse where water is at house temperatures. But when it comes to replenishing, I have to use my favourite mattock to get water out of various frozen butts. Let it be spring soon, please.
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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2012, 12:44:03 PM »
Maren Wow, what an amazing Coelogyne, I get a little jealous and wish it was mine. But I have no good place to grow them on.
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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2012, 05:37:17 PM »
Thank you, it was a good plant. We counted 27 spikes and a total of 180 flowers plus many buds.

Its daughters are also growing very well. I have four left. Every time I enter the greenhouse, I am hit by this very pleasant but also very strong scent of vanilla.
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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2012, 05:43:39 PM »
Mmmmmmmm...... vanilla scent....yummy.  8)
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2012, 05:53:22 PM »
Coelogynes are by far my favourite orchids. I used to grow a number of species over 20 years ago and found them incredibly rewarding. Since 'coming home' I vowed not to grow anything  that needed some heat in winter. You are making me rethink my strategy Maren! Lovely plants, beautifully grown! Will you be posting anymore in the future? Can I resist?

 


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