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Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By SouthPark
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Above: Rlc. Memoria Helen Brown photographed this morning.

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Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By SouthPark
Providing adequate light levels and lighting...

Providing adequate light levels and lighting 'type' for orchid growing is one of the golden rules of orchid growing. So it is important to have the light level at suitable levels for a long enough...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 153
Posted By SouthPark
That's true Ray. What DC is going to do is to...

That's true Ray. What DC is going to do is to extract as much plant as he can. Then after he has done that, he's going to do some mining/digging work - to remove all the media from the pot. It could...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By SouthPark
Rlc. Memoria Helen Brown

A slight win and a loss at the same time today. I had high hopes of my plants with tags of Rlc. Memoria Helen Brown 'Sweet Afton' were truly 'Sweet Afton'. I estimated (or speculated) on the chances...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By SouthPark
Thanks! Sounds good. I searched for Method 1 pps...

Thanks! Sounds good. I searched for Method 1 pps a moment ago, but can't find any from ebay sellers. I was able to order Azamax though ----- just checked, its starting point was Kentucky! It'll...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 153
Posted By SouthPark
Could get best of both worlds. Hack into as much...

Could get best of both worlds. Hack into as much of the top layers a possible, so that you get the phal out with at least some roots. So the phal can start over again, and keep surviving. Then,...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By SouthPark
True! ... What I'd like to see is evidence ------...

True! ... What I'd like to see is evidence ------ a web link that shows/proves that somebody indeed typed the wrong units (or not). At the moment - none of us have seen the site or source that has...
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 111
Posted By SouthPark
Definitely hard to say what it is if it is a...

Definitely hard to say what it is if it is a hybrid. But one start could be a google on : Brassavola nodosa x Cattleya Chocolate Drop

Or even a google on : Cattleya Chocolate Drop x Brassavola...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By SouthPark
Another scenario is change of hands - from one...

Another scenario is change of hands - from one grower to the next. The grower with their new plant - especially a beginner - might not know the details or watering schedule or amount. Or not know how...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By SouthPark
Toward the end of the bloom period - the reddish...

Toward the end of the bloom period - the reddish pink colours are back again. Some nice colour differences.
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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By SouthPark
Totally agree. Signs of really nice activity...

Totally agree. Signs of really nice activity going on.

For these sorts of orchids - cattleya included, the 'new growth' coming out will sometimes be called by some growers as a 'lead' (pronounced...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By SouthPark
I use a product available here called 'Yates...

I use a product available here called 'Yates Natrasoap'. Works well for spider mites.

Although, I did have a case of leaf-rot on my catasetums - the whole lot of them, soon after spraying the...
Forum: Bulbophyllum Alliance Yesterday, 03:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,357
Posted By SouthPark
No problem DC! There's no problem with...

No problem DC!

There's no problem with asking any orchid question though on the forums, even if you deem it to be dumb and even if somebody agrees with you about it.

I'm just showing for...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By SouthPark
This is the fishing sinker idea. That could work...

This is the fishing sinker idea. That could work in a similar way as the diving weight. It doesn't matter whether wire, or fishing line is used - as long as the weights can be accommodated by the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-18-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By SouthPark
Maybe you can treat it like an Oncidium. ...

Maybe you can treat it like an Oncidium.

When rot sets in like this - it can be touch and go. At this moment, I would be getting out my Yates Anti-rot Phosacid, and spraying the whole plant -...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-18-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By SouthPark
Nice work!! Thanks for sharing your experiences...

Nice work!! Thanks for sharing your experiences too! Earlier on, I was even trying to think what convenient and effective ways could be used for counter balances. The diving weight is definitely...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-18-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By SouthPark
Counter weight - preventing toppling over

I have an orchid that is just about to flower. Any time now.

It was side-heavy already, and the pot easily tips over. This was before it developed a spike. I used rocks underneath one side of the...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-18-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By SouthPark
Absolutely. It is interesting that some...

Absolutely. It is interesting that some situations appear very counter intuitive. I often wondered about that too in the past. I recall once reading somewhere - that the tight spaghnum itself can...
Forum: Bulbophyllum Alliance 11-18-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,357
Posted By SouthPark
It is a dumb question, but we forgive it as...

It is a dumb question, but we forgive it as ordered. :rofl:

You are right. There are certainly similarities. Notice the lower case 'r' in Bulbophyllum rothschildianum. That's part of a naming...
Forum: Bulbophyllum Alliance 11-18-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,357
Posted By SouthPark
Do you have good air-circulation in the growing...

Do you have good air-circulation in the growing area? Good air-circulation (avoiding still-air) is highly beneficial. Still-air can often lead to issues (unwanted fungal growth, rotting etc).
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Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-18-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By SouthPark
Another method is to look at the links in the...

Another method is to look at the links in the original post, and then use those links - such as the link:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49082637496_11c406b28f_4k.jpg

And then use the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-18-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By SouthPark
You're most welcome Fran. In North East...

You're most welcome Fran. In North East Queensland right now, our spring is quite warm already. I equally envy your cool temperature right now hahaha. :D
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-18-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By SouthPark
I love the shades of purple (or violet) in this...

I love the shades of purple (or violet) in this flower, with some nice orange in the throat section, and the pale band running through the middle of the lip.

Wonderful.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-17-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By SouthPark
Most welcome. Also - understandably, the name...

Most welcome. Also - understandably, the name does look like the word 'Isabella', but the orchid genus is Isabelia.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-17-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By SouthPark
I'm sure this (about to be explained) might have...

I'm sure this (about to be explained) might have been done by others before - and I've had some success with it ----- works well for situations where we can get convenient access to say 1 or 2...
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