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John Aipassa

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Re: Cypripedium 2012
« Reply #300 on: November 02, 2012, 09:05:56 AM »
Now that more and more (new) hybrids become available, prices become more reasonable too. It seems that the roots systems for sale become larger too.

I received this great looking Cypripedium Annegret this week from Germany. The price I paid for this healthy four nosed root system is less than I paid for some other single nosed smaller hybrid a couple of years ago.
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Re: Cypripedium 2012
« Reply #301 on: November 02, 2012, 09:12:06 AM »
John - I've had the same experience this year.
I bought the hybrid 'Jens' and fasciolatum x segawai this autumn and both arrived as 4 flowering size nose plants like yours.
They were ordered as 2-3 nose plants.
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John Aipassa

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Re: Cypripedium 2012
« Reply #302 on: November 02, 2012, 09:18:11 AM »
Yes, hybrids from Laneside Hardy Orchids I ordered gave the same experience like your's.

I guess there is nothing to complain about this season of delivery isn't it David? I am certainly not :) 8).
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Re: Cypripedium 2012
« Reply #303 on: November 02, 2012, 09:28:43 AM »
John - this increase in the size of plants offered for sale has been happening for a year or two now, particularly with the hybrids. I'm not complaining!
My plants came from a well known vendor in Wrexham who has a reputation of not being cheap.
His prices have also dropped quite a bit recently,
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angie

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Re: Cypripedium 2012
« Reply #304 on: November 02, 2012, 09:34:20 AM »
John thats a great looking Cyp, its great when you receive a plant that is better than you were expecting. I have had some good Cyps from them. My cold frame is full and I have been scared to look and see what else there is out there.
I suppose I could always start with another cold frame  ;D

Angie  :)
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Re: Cypripedium 2012
« Reply #305 on: November 02, 2012, 09:35:57 AM »
I have noticed the price change of the Wrexham vendor too  ;)
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Re: Cypripedium 2012
« Reply #306 on: November 02, 2012, 09:39:25 AM »
John thats a great looking Cyp,.........
I suppose I could always start with another cold frame  ;D

Angie  :)

Thanks Angie,

It is an addiction isn't it? Maybe we should come up with a name like the Galantophiles or Croconuts.
"Cypri-addicts" or "Cypriholics" or something  ;D?
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Re: Cypripedium 2012
« Reply #307 on: November 02, 2012, 01:12:01 PM »
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I suppose I could always start with another cold frame  ;D

You may as well give in to the temptation Angie, you're going to need another cold frame anyway when your current Cyps get bigger and need bigger pots.  ::)
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Anthony Darby

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Re: Cypripedium 2012
« Reply #308 on: November 03, 2012, 05:53:24 AM »
What's the cold frame for? :-\
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Re: Cypripedium 2012
« Reply #309 on: November 03, 2012, 06:32:37 PM »
Thanks Angie,

It is an addiction isn't it? Maybe we should come up with a name like the Galantophiles or Croconuts.
"Cypri-addicts" or "Cypriholics" or something  ;D?

Its Anthony's fault, it's his plants that started my collection, seeing his wonderful plants and knowing that they could grow up here was just the start. And off course he kindly parted with some of his Cypripediums. Thanks Anthony.
John at least we can see the difference in our plants straight away, ok I can hear all you galanthophilies  ;)

Peter I bet I have a long way to go before I catch up to you  ;D

Anthony cold frame is just somewhere that I can group the pots together. I find if I don't have my pots somewhere out of the wind they just get knocked about and also the pots get really frosted.

Angie  :)
ps can someone pm the Wrexham vendor don't know who they are
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Re: Cypripedium 2012
« Reply #310 on: November 05, 2012, 09:18:29 AM »
I did the same Angie - just an open frame, but I ended up with too many pots, so they spilled out onto the slabbed patio. Any I tried in the greenhouse just died.
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Re: Cypripedium 2012
« Reply #311 on: November 05, 2012, 07:52:41 PM »
I did the same Angie - just an open frame, but I ended up with too many pots, so they spilled out onto the slabbed patio. Any I tried in the greenhouse just died.

The first few that I purchased I kept them in my greenhouse and I too killed them  ;) ;D

Angie  :)
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