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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
looks fine to me. The moss might need replacing...

looks fine to me. The moss might need replacing sometime this year, moss needs to be replaced fairly often anyway.
As the bulbs expand it is fairly common for the outer layer of leaves that you are...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-19-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Hey Tcc, nice that you got yours to flower this...

Hey Tcc, nice that you got yours to flower this year. I think you identified the second damage correctly as insect damage.
The first one is most likely sunburn damage. From my experience it just...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-18-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
I am still not sure I like them. I'd prefer one...

I am still not sure I like them. I'd prefer one without the freckles ;)
Mine is still young and hasn't flowered but it seems like a vigorous grower for a phal, producing good roots and so it seems...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 01-18-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,853
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
It is a 2 year old post and I am surprised the...

It is a 2 year old post and I am surprised the ebay listing is still visible after all this time!
The OP even pointed out it probably would be long gone by now.
I just thought it looked a lot like...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-18-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
right but that is easy to say from someone who...

right but that is easy to say from someone who lives in a hot climate and these are grown in a cool climate as in a cool climate overwatering tends to just cause root rot which is worse.

So it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-18-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 144
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
I tend to agree with the advice given above but I...

I tend to agree with the advice given above but I also disagree.
I have 3 zygopetalums and they are decidious to a degree but well looked after ones keep their leaves for 3 years.

Yours is...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-17-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Some people call them freckles. I don't really...

Some people call them freckles.
I don't really like them myself but I haven't found out if they are a problem or not. One leaf I managed to practically eliminate the "problem" then the next leaf...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 01-17-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
a fan won't hurt and I find it helps raise...

a fan won't hurt and I find it helps raise humidity as it picks up water from the trays and disperses it more - that is actually the main reason I use fans.

Get a usb powered one on a usb...
Forum: Hybrids 01-16-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
I am more interested in what makes phals tick at...

I am more interested in what makes phals tick at the moment. This might be coincidence but all 8 phals that are blooming here at the moment were given 8 hours light/rest over christmas. The 15 phals...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 01-16-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
I've started using it and am still undecided. ...

I've started using it and am still undecided.

The previous recommendations I had seen were too unreliable either by people who didn't have the experience to compare it to anything else or people...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-15-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
where and how long ago did you buy this? The...

where and how long ago did you buy this?

The reason I ask is because it is probably still suffering from when it was in the shop. Effects of bad care can take months to show fully.

I think they...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-14-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
never grown a jewel orchid but it sadly does not...

never grown a jewel orchid but it sadly does not sound good. You never want it to reach the mushy stem stage and if it does... hard to save.

To me spagnum moss and terrariums do not mix. I grow a...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-14-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
mine has a den parishii and some vanda falcata as...

mine has a den parishii and some vanda falcata as company. Harpophylla wouldn't fit in my mini area. I think mine suffered a bit wth temps down to 10 degrees but hard to say as it is still new here...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-14-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
congrats. Not sure it is a coerulea but the...

congrats.
Not sure it is a coerulea but the coerulea will have formed from the natural form so this one has come out very close to that.

Can't wait to get one too
Forum: Connoisseur's corner 01-14-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Comes down to personal preference, something like...

Comes down to personal preference, something like 10 min boil and then fry for 5 mins, I haven't made fries in years now but I think 8 mins and 6 was what I used.. Just try it and see which timing...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-14-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
I think it comes with a bit of variance what...

I think it comes with a bit of variance what Vanda's can tolerate, if I see any are struggling I generally move those warmer.
V. Denisoniana and V coerulea can handle the cold well but I moved a...
Forum: Connoisseur's corner 01-14-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
what my secret recipe is in a book now?? ...

what my secret recipe is in a book now??

just joking, that is how I first learnt how some restaurants do it. Generally the top restaurants would soak the fries in cold water first, then fry at 100...
Forum: Hybrids 01-13-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Yes Camille, the OP has had it for a few months....

Yes Camille, the OP has had it for a few months. To some a few months might be a while, to me not so much.

I'm still building up experience as I go along and on a discussion about what triggers...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 01-13-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,539
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
have you tried the sellotape trick at all...

have you tried the sellotape trick at all waterwitchin to see if that makes it any easier?

You can do all you do but just place a peice of tape over the spot you are drilling before you start. It...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 01-13-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
if it is carrying on growing it looks like you...

if it is carrying on growing it looks like you got lucky. If it snaps off completey there is no saving it but staking it must have saved it, there will have still been tissue connected. I've not...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 01-13-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
love the sink. It all looks very well thought...

love the sink. It all looks very well thought out. At least you have taken steps to minimise the heating by building it well.
Forum: Hybrids 01-13-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
what makes it tough sometimes to determine the...

what makes it tough sometimes to determine the flowering time is that a lot of these will be imported from the other side of the world like thailand and the season will be opposite to ours. They get...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Final results after settling for one hour :)

Final results after settling for one hour :)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
right I got myself a govee too and I am happy...

right I got myself a govee too and I am happy with the responsiveness, screen is just average, ie in the wrong light it is hard to read but that is minor.

What I am abit annoyed about trying to...
Forum: Hybrids 01-11-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
I'm not familiar with the liodoro myself but I...

I'm not familiar with the liodoro myself but I know from following other growers it flowers this time of year too but it will depend on the growing conditions. Certainly not unusual for it to flower...
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