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Search: Posts Made By: Fuerte Rav
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-04-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By Fuerte Rav
I believe it was the same for tulip bulbs in the...

I believe it was the same for tulip bulbs in the early 1600s. Every plant/flower has it's day it seems! :rofl:
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-01-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By Fuerte Rav
I have to say they really look like potential...

I have to say they really look like potential keikis to me, growing as they are on the old flower spike, rather than basal growths. But I'm a relative newbie myself .......
Good luck with rescuing...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 02-26-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By Fuerte Rav
That's awful/horrible, so sorry 😢

That's awful/horrible, so sorry 😢
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-25-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Certainly looks like it and goes along with me...

Certainly looks like it and goes along with me not being able to find what I thought were the likely culprits such as scale or cochineal.
Thanks Ray, really useful!
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 02-24-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Came across these this evening, ordering some for...

Came across these this evening, ordering some for my garden. Wondered if something like this might work for you? I'm going for copper as I love the look once it has verdigris but not sure if that...
Forum: Pet Depot 02-24-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,103
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Observed a new behaviour today. One of the large...

Observed a new behaviour today. One of the large Monarch caterpillars (probably 4th or 5th instar) was really pi**ed off and spitting green fluid for all he was worth! Internet research gave 3...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-24-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By Fuerte Rav
This is the combo I bought online - from UK and...

This is the combo I bought online - from UK and delivered to Spain.

Neem Oil & Soap Repellent (https://www.pinksun.co.uk/neem-oil/organic-neem-oil-horticultural-soap-combo)
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-23-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Hello Tilly I had what looks like exactly the...

Hello Tilly
I had what looks like exactly the same a couple of years ago. The curved edges on the leaves and the dried out marks/lines on the leaves. I also found honey dew drops on the under...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 02-22-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Hope it's your 'good' neighbour holding the...

Hope it's your 'good' neighbour holding the ladder for you! Wouldn't trust the other s**t!

Looks beautiful.
Forum: Orchid Lounge 02-21-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By Fuerte Rav
DOM: 9 years from a cutting of another large...

DOM:
9 years from a cutting of another large one! Think it might be a different variety to the potted ones, you reckon? :biggrin:

https://i.imgur.com/ZMePFGd.jpg

This was taken early December....
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-20-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Fuerte Rav
There was also a postal address and telephone...

There was also a postal address and telephone number? Good luck! I know how frustrating it can be to try to chase down an elusive book!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-20-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Have you tried the contact details of the book...

Have you tried the contact details of the book reviewer who originally had the books for sale? You never know, you might be lucky!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-19-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Yep, we are the eastern most island, just 100km...

Yep, we are the eastern most island, just 100km from the coast of Africa.
Good to know that when we batten down the hatches as a calima approaches it will actually be doing some good as well! Our...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-18-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By Fuerte Rav
So true! We are in day 5 of a calima and it's...

So true!
We are in day 5 of a calima and it's foul :(
I've often wondered if the Saharan dust contains anything beneficial to plants in general (my orchids are all grown indoors because of the...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 02-17-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,856
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Today's offerings: The lovely Spanish lady...

Today's offerings:

The lovely Spanish lady who reupholstered a leather chair for me last year. I've been needing to get my sewing machine serviced for a while now but haven't found anywhere on the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-13-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Thanks, I've learnt a lot in this thread!

Thanks, I've learnt a lot in this thread!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-12-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Sorry Kollba, I didn't realise you normally have...

Sorry Kollba, I didn't realise you normally have such a long dry season.
I'd still place care of the orchid above concern for dove's eggs though!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-11-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Surely it rains in your part of the world? The...

Surely it rains in your part of the world? The eggs would get wet then.
I'd just ignore the eggs and concentrate on the orchid, or, if I was feeling soft I might put a cocktail umbrella over them...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 02-10-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Fuerte Rav
I eat far too many figs at a time from the...

I eat far too many figs at a time from the garden, pick 'em and eat 'em warm from the sun one after another and then an hour later have to make a dash indoors :rofl:

My other favourite is to chop...
Forum: Pet Depot 02-10-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,103
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Plenty of Monarchs feeding on the Milkweed today...

Plenty of Monarchs feeding on the Milkweed today in my garden:

https://i.imgur.com/SVRTg0i.jpg

I've got two new crops of caterpillars - the first are now about 1cm (half inch) long and the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-10-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,541
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Oh wow! I want a purple phal like that, please,...

Oh wow! I want a purple phal like that, please, pretty please?
I'll have to explore the filter settings on my phone camera or get rose (purple) tinted specs :rofl:
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 02-09-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,040
Posted By Fuerte Rav
apparently they can be trained to harvest the...

apparently they can be trained to harvest the coconuts :rofl:
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 02-08-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,040
Posted By Fuerte Rav
and I obviously didn't pay proper attention to...

and I obviously didn't pay proper attention to the instructions from ES as mine has been in water all along!

I'm gonna leave it there now and hope it does as per DC's report of one growing in a...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 02-07-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,856
Posted By Fuerte Rav
Congratulations and Best Wishes to all :waving ...

Congratulations and Best Wishes to all :waving

Love the names, I had a schoolfriend Heni, Hebrew name I seem to remember. (Quite expected an orchid related name :rofl:)

I'm grateful today for:...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 02-06-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,856
Posted By Fuerte Rav
DC - am I reading you right? Are you a new Daddy...

DC - am I reading you right? Are you a new Daddy again???
(My brain has only just clicked into gear - hope my 2 + 2 equals 4!)
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