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Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-13-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By Swimmingorchids
in case any of you are wondering - I mean to me...

in case any of you are wondering - I mean to me it's meaningless - like getting a virtual cookie - but I have been given a virtual infraction because I have given out "bad" advice.

I don't know...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 09-13-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,968
Posted By Swimmingorchids
that dendrobium nestor is like a giant snake

that dendrobium nestor is like a giant snake
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-13-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By Swimmingorchids
well the plants look ok, I think that is the...

well the plants look ok, I think that is the bottom line.

We got our first chill of the year so winter starting to creep in although today we have our last bit of Ibiza weather it seems.

Ray I...
Forum: Identification Forum 09-13-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Swimmingorchids
there is a paperholder icon at the top of a new...

there is a paperholder icon at the top of a new post next to a smiley face.

If you click on that you can pick a file stored on your computer. Hit upload. close the window.

Then click on the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-13-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Swimmingorchids
It could be something more concerning - I would...

It could be something more concerning - I would not rule it out but could it be that you splashed some water on to the leaves?

Water droplets can act like mini magnifying glasses so although the...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-13-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swimmingorchids
yeah I've been to Brazil. And Peru and Ecuador....

yeah I've been to Brazil. And Peru and Ecuador. Had all our wheels stolen off our 4x4 while in Ecuador...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-13-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By Swimmingorchids
could possibly be but one thing I feel I have...

could possibly be but one thing I feel I have most experience with orchids so far is sunburn damage.

And I can't see it. I can see a brown patch and yellowing leaves but its winter now anyway so...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-12-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swimmingorchids
the temperature ranges seemed a bit extreme to me...

the temperature ranges seemed a bit extreme to me and from the care guide I checked Laelia milleri needs 16-24 degrees C with a drop to 12 C in winter.
(perfect UK climate lol)

35 C just seems...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-12-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By Swimmingorchids
I see no sun damage. So light is good enough to...

I see no sun damage. So light is good enough to get the phal to flower.

They could probably do with a light fertilizing/feeding with nutrients.

Leaves look a bit underfed.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-12-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By Swimmingorchids
temps are quite important. I'd ditch the...

temps are quite important.

I'd ditch the spagnum moss.

Otherwise as long as you are treating them like others that do well they should pick up too. I am nursing a rescue at the moment and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-11-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Swimmingorchids
well I just discovered the sedirea japonica...

well I just discovered the sedirea japonica crossed with rhychostilis gigantea, making a rhynchorides dragon charmy which looks amazing so I'd rather think it's a sedirea personally.

As to the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-11-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Swimmingorchids
wow, thank you for all your input - this is going...

wow, thank you for all your input - this is going to keep me busy checking them all out!

BrassavolaStars, your list is very good. Really appreciate the detailed scents and which varieties are your...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-11-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By Swimmingorchids
hey wisdom, you alright? Must have been the...

hey wisdom,
you alright?
Must have been the moss you introduced. If it started as one lone baby snail it had 9 months to grow big enough to lay some eggs. That's what must have happened.

It's a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-11-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Swimmingorchids
easy - long blooming - scented

Hi everyone.
I'm hoping to get some advice on fragrant orchids and which varieties I should consider.

I know there are lots of different scents that appeal to some and less to others which makes...
Forum: Windowsill Growing 09-10-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By Swimmingorchids
I did actually mention that but if it was cause...

I did actually mention that but if it was cause you are ignoring me then all good too.

Currently testing temps in my new IKEA overwintering box

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Forum: Windowsill Growing 09-10-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By Swimmingorchids
I finally got round to digging out some old fans...

I finally got round to digging out some old fans and solar panels from the attic - this is what I made. Works at full speed on a really sunny day

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optional extra: just found this on...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 09-09-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By Swimmingorchids
I haven't got any oncidium so some people would...

I haven't got any oncidium so some people would scould me for posting here but I will just add a disclaimer that I have never grown oncidium - still I will post.

The pseudobulbs are all dried and...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 09-07-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,968
Posted By Swimmingorchids
love it. Your plants are clearly loving it...

love it.

Your plants are clearly loving it too.

Pretty much what my setup looks like but I can't post pictures as I get critisised too much on this forum :roll:
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-05-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Swimmingorchids
thats fine Roberta I know I have...

thats fine Roberta

I know I have personality issues but I have never clashed so much with a set of people before and its all down to me willing to try something new vs what all other orchid...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-04-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Swimmingorchids
Nothing wrong with learning something and passing...

Nothing wrong with learning something and passing on the knowledge. Is something wrong with having a chip on your shoulder but karma has a way of restoring negative energy in the universe.

Don't...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-04-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Swimmingorchids
like I said no fert during rest, fert afterwards...

like I said no fert during rest, fert afterwards when new growth emerges.

We are all in agreement however I got confused by the autumn bit since it is autumns here now but was autumn over in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-04-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
Posted By Swimmingorchids
hey orquideaborracha , good to see you got your...

hey orquideaborracha ,
good to see you got your humidity meters and taken all the right steps.

Same meter as mine.

Edit: also it doesn't need to be over 50% all the time, the vase will stop it...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-04-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Swimmingorchids
hey headbanger. Nobiles need a couple months...

hey headbanger.

Nobiles need a couple months of cool period of around 14 degrees C, then once it warms up again they start flowering.

But like you say Aukland should have had it's winter now -...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-04-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By Swimmingorchids
scrap my last answer picture is not clear...

scrap my last answer
picture is not clear anough - you are in malaysia - that literally could be anything including mantis eggs
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-02-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
Posted By Swimmingorchids
yeah i knew the ice cubes was a bad start to...

yeah i knew the ice cubes was a bad start to that article and I have slept on the matter and I think I might be bringing across the wrong message so from now on I'll say a fan is needed I suppose...
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