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Search: Posts Made By: Shadeflower
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 236
Posted By Shadeflower
orchids benefit from tiny diluted amounts of...

orchids benefit from tiny diluted amounts of fertilizer with every watering.

It is fractions to what other plants need but the most important factor in getting blooms to improve.

Long term...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 10-23-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By Shadeflower
Most of the people on here have no clue what they...

Most of the people on here have no clue what they are talking about yet you see the same old faces making the same remarks day after day insulting the people that do know what they are talking about....
Forum: Orchid Lounge 10-12-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By Shadeflower
This site should be about helping other people. ...

This site should be about helping other people.

Actually this site is just about bragging about one's perceived skills.

But Stephen, go on, prove what I got wrong a couple of weeks ago. Go on....
Forum: Propagation 10-08-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Shadeflower
So technically I have left OB but I was...

So technically I have left OB but I was questioning my decision. I was thinking ok MyGreenpets started trying Inocucor beginning of this year and I wanted to see the updates. I made some friends and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-06-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Shadeflower
Hey brassa, it reminds me a lot of the thrip...

Hey brassa,
it reminds me a lot of the thrip damage I have been seeing.

Also thrips weaken plants and cause spider mite outbreaks. I only had spider mites on weakened plants this year and all of...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 10-05-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By Shadeflower
Hey aussieboy, wish I could help but you might...

Hey aussieboy,
wish I could help but you might or might not have gathered that I just get criticised when I go and figure out what plants need.
In case you hadn't heard yet they need all the...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 10-02-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By Shadeflower
Ray I cannot take anything you say too seriously...

Ray I cannot take anything you say too seriously I am afraid after you have been telling people to feed wrong for over a century.

Even to this day you have very conflicting information on your...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 10-02-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By Shadeflower
greyblack, the question of fertilizing is not...

greyblack,
the question of fertilizing is not an easy one.

What makes it harder is that everyone believes to feed slightly differently.

ES relies on a theoretical N number.

But if you were...
Forum: Propagation 10-01-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Shadeflower
Trying my luck with pollen

So this is attempt #2 of selfing one of my phalaenopsis hybrids after attempt #1 failed miserably.

The annoying thing is when you self a phal you need to sacrifice one flower to get the pollen.
...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 10-01-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By Shadeflower
ES that is your belief, if you type it in to...

ES that is your belief, if you type it in to Amazon they do sell them.

Whether you want to believe they exist or work is entirely up to you.

Jjust like I could argue clocks don't work....
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-01-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By Shadeflower
The dried fish in Iceland is a little like beef...

The dried fish in Iceland is a little like beef jerky.
It doesn't smell any worse.

They call it hardfiskur. It's really hard, like chewing on a twig but it then softens up as you chew it.

Well...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-01-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,023
Posted By Shadeflower
Sorry for dragging up a 4 year old post. I have...

Sorry for dragging up a 4 year old post. I have just done the calculations for my own fertilizer as I detailed in a different thread and came across this one to compare my numbers.

So it seems my...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 10-01-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By Shadeflower
I feel you WW, which is why I rely on my ppm...

I feel you WW, which is why I rely on my ppm meter.

The ppm meter is invaluable to get a rough idea.

I mean take the MSU at 19-4-23 at 1 gram per gallon that works out as 264ppm

1 gram per...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 10-01-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By Shadeflower
thx Ray, I already said that my numbers are...

thx Ray,
I already said that my numbers are rough numbers and that adding the Epsom salt increases the ppm by 40ppm.

Granted my ppm meter is just a 6 meter but it registers the changes as I make...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-01-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Shadeflower
Mukesh, you have done well so far. This is a...

Mukesh, you have done well so far.

This is a minor setback. Gently dry the stones as much as you can and you will be ok.

The roots will probably not do much for the next month or so, although I...
Forum: Species 10-01-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By Shadeflower
Every orchid I have washed has had this little...

Every orchid I have washed has had this little jumpstart but I was soaking this roots in soapy water (regular dishwashing liquid, fairy to be exact)
and then spraying the leaves with insecticide.
...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-01-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By Shadeflower
coming back to this thread I do have to admit I...

coming back to this thread I do have to admit I am swayed too much by what my orchids are doing at any one time.

If I had to pick a favorite, I don't have one * yet.

I got hooked once I decided...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-01-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Shadeflower
Hi Mukesh, holes might help but lots of people...

Hi Mukesh,
holes might help but lots of people grow in glass containers without holes.

The holes are only needed for water to flow out (Arguably a bit of ventilation through the pot too but...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-01-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,209
Posted By Shadeflower
Orchids regularly drop a leaf when they flower....

Orchids regularly drop a leaf when they flower. If there is any time in the year an orchid decides to shed an old leaf it is most likely to occur when the orchid flowers. This is why some nutrients...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-01-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,209
Posted By Shadeflower
thanks keith, not so much a concern at the...

thanks keith, not so much a concern at the moment.

Yours looks nice and healthy.

It's not just reddening I am investigating.

I am investigating

1) leaf yellowing when flowering (energy...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 09-30-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Shadeflower
You'd have to get people to comment that have...

You'd have to get people to comment that have experience using rockwool which I don't that much but like with any material, the more you use of it the more water it will retain.
I've never heard of...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-30-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Shadeflower
well to be fair WW there are some that do believe...

well to be fair WW there are some that do believe it but I clearly was exaggerating then which I am pleasantly surprised by.

See when someone asks the question I am used to people advising them to...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 09-30-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By Shadeflower
Ray those numbers are all too similar to make any...

Ray those numbers are all too similar to make any meaningful difference though :)

She is talking about Total dissolved solids (TDS)

So to illustrate, I will detail my new feeding regime with...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-30-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Shadeflower
wow excellent mini dowinana look-alike

wow excellent mini dowinana look-alike
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-30-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,209
Posted By Shadeflower
Roberta, I just had a look at the list of your...

Roberta, I just had a look at the list of your plants.

You have soo many on my wishlist!!

I really want to see your Dendrobium Brymerianum and falcorostrum if you have them flowering someday.
...
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