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LarsB

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Re: PLEIONES -2008 (New Forum section)
« Reply #255 on: November 29, 2008, 07:03:55 PM »
Just a few comments on Pleione prices. I've seen Pleione forrestii alba from a couple of commecial outlets advertised at 150 a couple of years ago. You can still finde some trying to sell Pleione and hardy orchids at insane prices. I'd be very wealthy if i could sell Dactylorhiza majalis at 30  :)

ANyway, the excitment of receiving a package is even better if oy uhave paid a fair prices or traded with others.
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Re: PLEIONES -2008 (New Forum section)
« Reply #256 on: December 01, 2008, 03:35:12 PM »
I'm after some advice. My shantungs have now lost their leaves (recent frost (-6c). Is there any special winter care: do I have to move to dry environment or should I just leave nature to take its course. I 'm concerned that frost might affect the bulbs. Any general advice welcome.
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Re: PLEIONES -2008 (New Forum section)
« Reply #257 on: December 01, 2008, 03:52:19 PM »
Hi Frazer,

You'd better get them dry and frostfree right now ! :o
I hope it's not too late yet.
Mine have never been exposed to -6C so I have no experience how they will cope.
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« Reply #258 on: December 01, 2008, 03:57:38 PM »
Luc

Thanks - I'm off out now!!

Frazer
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Re: PLEIONES -2008 (New Forum section)
« Reply #259 on: December 01, 2008, 09:50:08 PM »

I have formosanum growing in the garden with little protection from winter wet, but that doesn't mean that Shantung will be able to handle the same conditions. I've have exposed Shantung to frost, but only when it was dry. And mean completely dry.

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Re: PLEIONES -2008 (New Forum section)
« Reply #260 on: December 12, 2008, 07:33:48 PM »
I know Dave has already posted a picture of Pl. Wharfdale, but I want to show off mine to. A "cracking" coloured lip.
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Re: PLEIONES -2008 (New Forum section)
« Reply #261 on: December 12, 2008, 08:03:27 PM »
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I know Dave has already posted a picture of Pl. Wharfdale, but I want to show off mine to. A "cracking" coloured lip.

....and a super photo !
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Re: PLEIONES -2008 (New Forum section)
« Reply #262 on: December 13, 2008, 01:51:03 PM »
Yes that is a cracking lip on your Pln.wharfdale.

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Re: PLEIONES -2008 (New Forum section)
« Reply #263 on: December 14, 2008, 08:37:55 PM »
I have followed Paul Cumbleton's excellent advice on his website, on how to sow Pleione seed. However 5 out of 6 of my flasks became contaminated by fungi & bacteria, reflecting my poor seed transfer technique.
Fortunately I then came across a good article by Christian Koch on the Danish orchid forum  (http://forum.orkideer.dk/viewtopic.php?t=759 ), who shows a very neat way of sterilising & then injecting the seed into one's flask, greatly reducing the risk of failure.
The silicone sealer plug seal survived autoclaving without problem.
However, you need to inject the seed in only a very small amount of water, 0.2mls, otherwise the seed swims around ontop of the medium.
Now fingers crossed.

The surplus seed from my first attempt was squirted onto a nice moss covered brick block that I found in the garden. This was placed & sealed inside a plastic bag,  4 weeks on & I am convinced that I can see (with a good magnifying glass) some seed greening up.
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Re: PLEIONES -2008 (New Forum section)
« Reply #264 on: December 21, 2008, 05:42:08 PM »
Hi Rob

Wharfedale   
 Pln. Hekla x Pln. Lassen Peak   
 A. D. Smith
 1993 

Lassen Peak   
 Pln. praecox x Pln. x lagenaria   
 I. Butterfield
 1985 

x lagenaria   
 Pln. maculata x Pln. praecox   
 hort. (natural hybrid)
 

Dave

 

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