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Author Topic: Terrestrial Orchids 2018  (Read 3649 times)

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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2018, 06:55:37 PM »
Dear Hardy Orchid Growers,

We are doing research on bulbous plant viruses, mainly potyviruses and cucumber mosaic virus. I'd like to get in touch with hardy orchid growers Europe-wide who might have suspicious plants, both winter green and summer green species are interesting for us (including Pleione). I know, that most of you are working hard to keep your precious collection free of such diseases, discarding the plants as soon as you have suspicion. Next time if any of you see a suspicious plant please do not throw it away, but separate it from the rest and contact me by PM with a picture, because it can be interesting for our academic research.
For virus symptoms there is a collection of demonstrative pictures on the website of Paul Cumbleton http://www.pleione.info/pests--diseases.html 
We need intact plants, because  we will carry out several tests (including Transmission Electron Microscopy, PCR, inoculation of virology test plants) during the upcoming months. Samples are welcome whole year round, when there is no risk of frost, as freezing and thawing of plant material is bad for virus isolation. Samples will be planted at the virology glasshouse of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. We keep all our sources confidential!

With Best Regards,
Janos

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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2018, 03:00:57 PM »
Ophrys cretensis, the green one
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2018, 02:17:32 AM »
Thelymitra Queen Adelaide




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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2018, 02:31:39 PM »
Queen Adelaide is a very delicate colour. Very nice!
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!


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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2018, 10:22:32 PM »
My first Ophrys speculum of 2018 photographed earlier today in rather poor light.

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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2018, 09:52:45 PM »
Ophrys lutea


Ophrys speculum


Orchis italica
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Orchis anatolica
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2018, 04:52:46 PM »
Nice pictures Steve, as always :)
I was wondering, have you tried soils such as pumice, akadama or kiryu for ophryses?
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2018, 06:20:10 PM »
Thanks Julien.
I use a compost mixture comprising of pumice (3-8mm) with “Seramis” (actually I use a form of cat litter) and coarse perlite. I make up a 50:50 mixture of micro-waved loam and Scots Pine leaflitter and add a small amount of this (10% of final volume) to the pumice/cat litter/perlite. Finally I add some powdered dolomitic lime. I now get much less tuber rot and as long as I give a regular light feed the plants do well. I suspect that Akadama would work just as well, especially if mixed with a small amount of limestone grit.
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2018, 07:51:13 PM »
Thanks, will try next year :)
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2018, 11:16:42 AM »
Paphiopedilum armeniacum
Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2018, 01:08:38 PM »
Paphiopedilum armeniacum
Now  there's a good "acid" yellow.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!


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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2018, 01:37:42 PM »
Paphiopedilum bellatulum
Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2018, 02:22:00 PM »
Nice-looking Paph. Tony!
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2018, 02:37:21 AM »
Cynorkis guttata


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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2018
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2018, 02:40:31 AM »
Thelymitra glaucophylla


 

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