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Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« on: January 08, 2016, 10:07:35 PM »
Anacamptis morio subsp. longicornu this used to be pure white but there is pink tinge is that is getting stronger each year.  I don't think you can see it in the photo though.

added picture of flower sorry about quality had to use my phone
« Last Edit: January 09, 2016, 08:04:07 PM by Neil »
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 10:13:28 PM »
I see no pink!  But then I wouldn't if it was really bright, which might be one advantage to colour-blindness.
Nice plant, and like so much else, really early.

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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2016, 10:48:26 PM »
I will have to take a close up of a flower tomorrow
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2016, 07:39:17 AM »
Corybas incurvus for the first time in flower over here, with thanks to a very generous forum-member.
Wim Boens - Secretary VRV (Flemish Rock Garden Society) - Seed exchange manager Crocus Group
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2016, 04:49:19 PM »
Lovely!
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2016, 06:35:57 PM »
Corybas incurvus for the first time in flower over here, with thanks to a very generous forum-member.

 These tiny plants  have a BIG cute factor!
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2016, 08:05:17 PM »
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2016, 08:20:47 PM »
Easy to see the pinkness now.
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2016, 09:00:11 PM »
Speak for yourself ;D
This is why I like white, yellow and blue flowers. 

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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2016, 07:11:02 PM »
Mr C2,

Would I be OK trying some new terrestrials this year? I have started moving forward with Cyps and Dacts in 'cat litter' so should I attempt some Orchis in the same media?

They seem to like full Sun so should I create a 'sand plunge?

I'm looking at getting Orchis militaris and apifera once they become dormant.

Am I getting a little too ambitious?   

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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2016, 06:18:58 PM »
Stenorrhynchos speciosum



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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2016, 06:25:11 PM »
Stenorrhynchos speciosum

Great colour - and trying to look like a Serapia at this stage of its development!
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2016, 08:59:13 AM »

Now that is spectacular.  Information on how you grow it please.
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2016, 09:17:01 AM »
Mr C2,

Would I be OK trying some new terrestrials this year? I have started moving forward with Cyps and Dacts in 'cat litter' so should I attempt some Orchis in the same media?

They seem to like full Sun so should I create a 'sand plunge?

I'm looking at getting Orchis militaris and apifera once they become dormant.

Am I getting a little too ambitious?

I am sure others will chip in on this one, (I hope) but as you asked me then here goes.  My view is "Go for it!"  There are so few people growing these plants that it is all one big experiment and I think you have to accept that a few failures are inevitable, but they are fascinating.
I cannot comment on the cat litter angle as I have never used it.  OK for Cyps, doesn't feel" right for Dacts but if it works for you that is all that matters.  A sand plunge is a handy thing to have, but if you are talking about an outside one then once again outside my experience.  Mine is in the greenhouse and at the moment is packed with wintergreens wondering if winter is finally going to start.
What I can say is that the two species mentioned are not the easiest.  Because Ophrys apifera is a late flowerer it can be upset by hot dry springs when the other Ophrys have already finished, and Orchis militaris has found its way onto my banned list due to a couple of losses, but I know others grow it well (Are you reading Steve Garvie?)
Just be careful where you buy them from.  Some very dubious plants surfaced last summer, and some very silly prices were being paid, (50+ for an apifera on eBay)
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Re: Terrestrial Orchids 2016
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2016, 02:45:10 PM »
Beautiful plant Aldo!

Please can you show the leaves?
There is much confusion around Stenorrhynchos - do you know from which country your plant originally Comes from
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