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Tim Harberd

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2020, 09:32:56 PM »
First Pleione to flower here.... P. Follifoot ‘Princess Tiger’

Making seed is fun! You should give it a try... It's easy to tease the pollen off the front of the column with a matchstick. It comes in four little clumps (pollinia) in a membrane cover. You just need to transfer one of the clumps to the other side of the flap on the underside of the column.

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2020, 07:54:14 PM »
Making seeds is fun... it's all the rest which isnt, the weakened mother plant which sometimes dies before the end of the season, the protocorms which suddenly decide they don't like the pH anymore, the number which dies when deflasked, then those which grow poorly and never reach flowering size, but sometimes, you get lucky and find a gem...
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2020, 02:27:37 PM »
Pleione albiflora -this year not all are flowering at once.



Pleione forrestii -another species that is flowering over an extended period this year.





Pleione Shantung Ducat?? -obtained as x confusa. Does anybody still grow the true xconfusa?



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Tim Harberd

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2020, 09:00:00 PM »
Two in flower today:

Shantung 'Ducat' and Marco Polo 168.2... Of all of the Marco Polo's I've grown, this is my favourite... It really ought to have a proper name...

(I quite like 168.18 as well, these buds look so promising!)

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2020, 04:51:37 PM »
Hi There,
   Three from today:

L2R on the bench.

P.Vesuvius ‘Ember’

P. Shepherd's Warning ‘Mary B’

P.Shantung ‘Natasha’


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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2020, 09:23:13 PM »


P. peregrine.



An un-named hybrid.



P. vesuvius phoenix.

Tim Harberd

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2020, 09:15:08 PM »
Hi There,
   Another two out today:

P. Soufriere 'Sunrise'

P. Harlequin 'Clown', I really like the white tipped petals on this one..

Shame these are all flowering 'In Lockdown'.....

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2020, 10:30:44 AM »
Pleione forrestii -a pale form.



Pleione yunnanensis Chiuanum


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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2020, 05:44:38 PM »
Best year in 30 or so years - but possibly the worst. I think I may now have virus.  I'm attaching some photos of P. Shantung Ridgeway (only one pseudobulb affected I think) and P. Quizapu Peregrine. They all been grown in a greenhouse with a little heat to stop freezing, just outside of Oxford, UK.



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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2020, 08:45:30 PM »
Hi Steve,
Thanks for showing the yunnanensis... one of my favourites, but my stock is badly depleted at the moment, I only got one flower last year.

Hi Mark,
That dread word 'virus'! ... Sympathies ... I am on constant alert to make sure the wife's Phalanopsi never get near the Pleiones!!


On the subject of... Pleiones:

I have two clones of the Grex Ueli Wackernagel, The one called 'Regal' flowers freely, and is about 10cm across. The other never got it's own name, so still goes under the breeding number H169.1. It has bigger flowers, about 11cm across, but produces less of them. It also has a better developed lip frill.

The third cultivar today is P. hybrid ‘Swan Song’ It's a cross between P.Soufriere x P.Shepherd's Warning, which has not been registered. The petal colour is not quite as rich as the Soufriere shown earlier, but I think the flowers are better proportioned and better held.

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2020, 09:03:28 AM »
Pleione grandiflora -various forms:


Yellow-lipped form


A form with pink lip markings.


A pale yellow form.


Rusty-brown lip markings.
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2020, 11:43:59 PM »
Pleione x confusa
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This one is supposed to be Buckleberry.  Is it?
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2020, 03:04:44 PM »
Two in flower today:

Shantung 'Ducat' and Marco Polo 168.2... Of all of the Marco Polo's I've grown, this is my favourite... It really ought to have a proper name...

(I quite like 168.18 as well, these buds look so promising!)

Tim DH

What an amazing, healthy, clean collection of Pleione you grow Tim !!  :o :o :o  Respect !
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2020, 05:22:49 PM »
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2020, 08:38:41 PM »
This one is supposed to be Michael Butterfield.


 


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