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Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-10-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By claypot
Your plant is a ZYGOPETALUM not your fictitious...

Your plant is a ZYGOPETALUM not your fictitious "zygopentudlum" which you have called it. Spotting on leaves is quite normal for those plants. You will find much information about the plants on the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-10-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By claypot
Looks like damage from boisduval scale to me....

Looks like damage from boisduval scale to me. Take a look right down at the pseudobulbs and ease out the dry sheaths. If there is what appears to be a white fluffy mess in there you have this scale.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-04-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By claypot
Paraffinic oil

Has anybody used paraffinic oil to knock out scale? If so what concentration of mix with water?
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 09-26-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By claypot
I have used an "unvented" propane heater in my...

I have used an "unvented" propane heater in my greenhouses as backup for many years......BUT "unvented" is a misnomer. The key to using these successfully is to ensure adequate ventilation both for...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 07-24-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,331
Posted By claypot
As you all say....Off topic, but that does not...

As you all say....Off topic, but that does not (should not) prevent free expression of opinions even if some find distasteful. After all, that is what makes any debate on a forum so long as balance -...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 07-23-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,331
Posted By claypot
This has nothing whatsoever to do with orchids. ...

This has nothing whatsoever to do with orchids.
For a so called "senior member" to raise this and a so called "super moderator" to allow this to continue is a disgrace which reduces the credibility...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-22-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By claypot
What you say you have broken is not the "root"...

What you say you have broken is not the "root" itself but the spongy velamen protection layer. The real root is the thread like filament which runs inside the sponge. So when you break the sponge...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-19-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,639
Posted By claypot
If it is the UK you are contemplating take very...

If it is the UK you are contemplating take very great care. DEFRA are draconian with their checks and it is very expensive. Hand luggage is Xrayed too and plant material is identified . I have looked...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-19-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By claypot
Jay's Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia...

Jay's Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia - Co (http://www.orchidspecies.com/indexco.htm)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-17-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By claypot
The most sensible comment in the video is to keep...

The most sensible comment in the video is to keep the hobby fun. In nature orchids take their chances with whatever is provided. They are tough plants so don't try to make a complicated science of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-16-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By claypot
Are you sure it is a dendrobium and not a reed...

Are you sure it is a dendrobium and not a reed stem epidendrum - like epi secundum which sounds like what you describe.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-09-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By claypot
Just cut the leaf off below the mark and the...

Just cut the leaf off below the mark and the plant will be fine.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 07-04-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By claypot
Just remember......... a weed is just a plant in...

Just remember......... a weed is just a plant in the wrong place. So if you like it leave it.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-30-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By claypot
Yes, Oncidiinae are super flowerers - not just...

Yes, Oncidiinae are super flowerers - not just intergenerics. They just seem to want to keep flowering although some restrict it to an annual event many flower twice a year. They even don't seem to...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 06-28-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By claypot
detach it and plant it.

detach it and plant it.
Forum: Vendor Feedback 06-20-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By claypot
It is a long running argument which the Orchid...

It is a long running argument which the Orchid world has had with DEFRA that they apply CITES to species AND hybrids.
A couple of years ago I tried importing from another country and I have to say...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-20-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By claypot
Fathers day is just a commercial invention by...

Fathers day is just a commercial invention by those who just want to see equality of the genders.
Forum: Vendor Feedback 06-19-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By claypot
..........and remember, those ridiculous prices...

..........and remember, those ridiculous prices are PER GENUS (not per shipment!!!) with extra 1.50 per species
Forum: Vendor Feedback 06-18-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By claypot
This link from DEFRA explains what non-UK traders...

This link from DEFRA explains what non-UK traders have to go through - including the costs. All the export permit stuff is additional.
Apply for CITES permits and certificates to move or trade...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 06-18-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By claypot
Ray is absolutely correct. This is a common...

Ray is absolutely correct. This is a common occurrence with oncidiinae and careful splitting of the leaf sheath is the only way to free the flower stem. I suggest splitting from the top then...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 06-16-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By claypot
I think it extremely unlikely we shall see EU...

I think it extremely unlikely we shall see EU vendors here in the UK. Sheer cost of DEFRA import CITES with additional phytosanitary charges will make plants very expensive. Also, the EU nurseries...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-14-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By claypot
Red spider love hot dry conditions so keep a...

Red spider love hot dry conditions so keep a moist buoyant atmosphere around your plants.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-14-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By claypot
Not a problem....just unsightly. Often happens...

Not a problem....just unsightly. Often happens with Oncidiinae. Don't worry.
Forum: Orchid Lounge 06-05-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By claypot
Try the Essex Orchid Society...

Try the Essex Orchid Society essexorchidsociety.org.uk I'll PM sa contact to you.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-26-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By claypot
Short answer to the original...

Short answer to the original question........never.
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