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johnstephen29

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Re: House orchids
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2014, 02:32:36 PM »
Hi a Paphioedilum in flower, a very reliable plant, flowers every year without fail. The flower usually lasts till Christmas.


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Re: House orchids
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2014, 09:08:12 AM »
These "house" orchids grow and flower outside here. Dendrobium kingianum and a Masdevalia sp.
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2014, 09:10:42 AM »
These "house" orchids grow and flower outside here. Dendrobium kingianum and a Masdevalia sp.

Flowering outside, jealous  ;)

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Re: House orchids
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2014, 10:03:12 PM »
Here is a Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid flowering it's head off in the conservatory.

Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid by johnstephen29, on Flickr

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Re: House orchids
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2014, 12:49:48 PM »
That's a beauty, John.  Every time I am in Dobbies I look at them, then decide I do not need any more house orchids.  They have some lovely Dendrobiums just now.
I see you have a Thelwell fan in your house ;D
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2014, 06:35:40 PM »
Hi Roma you have a keen eye, the wife's a keen collector of collectables. While I collect plants, the orchid was a present from the mother in law, it is doing really well. I have a Dendrobium with the buds starting to appear, so hopefully it will be in flower over Christmas. Did you see the slipper orchid in a earlier post? That is one of my favourite orchid plants in my collection, I've had it years.
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2014, 07:14:18 PM »

I see you have a Thelwell fan in your house ;D

You mean there are some folks who are NOT Thelwell fans?  :o ::) :-\    Surely not?  :)

JS29- that moth orchid is one of the fanciest ones I've seen - such  glamour girl looks. Love it!
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2014, 08:26:55 PM »
Hi,
I've been growing this orchid for several years and it seems unexpectedly easy. The plant flowers quite every year at the end of summer.
I grow it in my kitchen close to the window. It is sprayed and watered twice a week.
This is HOLCOGLOSSUM KIMBALLIANUM.
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2014, 08:46:04 PM »
JP,
very nice -  looks like it wants plenty of sun!
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2014, 09:23:26 PM »
Yeah Maggi sorry they are not my thing, the orchid is really doing well, not bad for 6.00 if my memory serves me right.
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2014, 09:33:41 PM »
Yeah Maggi sorry they are not my thing, the orchid is really doing well, not bad for 6.00 if my memory serves me right.

 ;D ;D ;D  Maybe it helps to have been a little girl having fun on fat ponies! Pretty good price for that orchid - shows, as with your bargain African Violets, that you can get great plants without spending  a fortune.

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Re: House orchids
« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2014, 09:35:00 PM »
Hi,
I've been growing this orchid for several years and it seems unexpectedly easy. The plant flowers quite every year at the end of summer.
I grow it in my kitchen close to the window. It is sprayed and watered twice a week.
This is HOLCOGLOSSUM KIMBALLIANUM.
JP

A  giant flowering spider ! :o ;D Very nice.
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2014, 09:53:43 PM »
I have to admit Maggi when I go to any garden centre I always search out the sales tables to see what is available, they may be cheap but they can still make cracking plants with a little TLC. I'm also from Yorkshire and love a bargain :)
John, Toynton St Peter Lincolnshire

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Re: House orchids
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2014, 07:52:11 PM »
Our Local Sainsbury's often sells orchids for 5 each. Usually single flower stem but sometimes with more if you sift through them. One I bought in mid February (forget what for ;-)) stopped flowering just a month ago, and now has 2 new shoots. A real bargain.
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Re: House orchids
« Reply #44 on: November 03, 2014, 08:08:46 PM »
Hi Brian do you have a moth orchid phalaenopsis? If so you wil find if you leave the flower stem on the plant it will grow new flowering stems, I've had some plants in flower for 3 months now.
John, Toynton St Peter Lincolnshire

 

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