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A basket of mostly cattleya orchids

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    Default A basket of mostly cattleya orchids

    We always have flowers in the hall. At times it is favourites from my garden - daffodils in the spring, roses in the summer - although they don't last very long when cut - chrysanths in the autumn. At all other times it's orchids. Plants I don't need for a show or a table-top competition or display or whatever. Here's waht I brought in today.
    The pink cattleya is King of Taiwan "Ta Tsin #1" - gorgeous scent, but a little slug damaged on one of the flowers. The yellow is Haadya Delight - already shown here in a separate thread ; the red one is Potinara Chief Sweet Orange "Sweet Orange" - at least that is what it says on the label - seems a lot of words. The white and green thing is Epi Ciliare , also a separate thread here.
    I do like these fancy leaved begonias. One is not allowed them in an orchid show here in UK- all foliage must be green. Means that if I put on a group display myself I mostly have to go and buy a lot of maidenhair ferns ( which I love, but can't keep alive). But at home I can use them - I have a couple of doxen and can ring the changes a bit.
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    What a very nice display, Geoff...Thanks for sharing, Betty :-)

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    Lovely!

    I like fancy-leaved begonias as well, Geoff.

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    Nice arrangement! I especially love the red Potinara.

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    Lovely arrangement !!! Yes thats Potinara chief sweet orange. Whats with one of the Potinara flowers on te left?? Slug damage I hope or else it looks like a virus deformed flower.

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    Lovely orchid arrangement, Geoff. Thanks for posting and sharing the names with us.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Lovely arrangement !!! Yes thats Potinara chief sweet orange. Whats with one of the Potinara flowers on te left?? Slug damage I hope or else it looks like a virus deformed flower.
    Looks like that to me too -= at least on closer inspection, all the flowers are perfect shape ( any appearance to the contary being because they have not been tied up to dfisplay properly) but there are colour breaks. No other signs - the plant looks good everywhere... I'll have to think about destroying it.

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    Beautiful, indeed!

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    very nice display, Geoff! The red Pot is my favorite of the bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    very nice display, Geoff! The red Pot is my favorite of the bunch.
    It always is the best one which suffers somehow or other *- and this one looks to be virused. Unfortunately I don't have anywhere I cab quarantine doubtful plants , and I am not into taking risks with a few hundred clean plants, so it has to go - into the trashcan when it has finished flowering .
    I suppose subscribers here know what virused flowers look like ? I'll put up better pics for viewing if wanted ?

    * I once got an award for a superb Paph -if you have access to the RHS system you will see P.Joyce Hands "Cleeve Prior" AM/RHS. The way their system works is proposals and voting. It was also proposed for an FCC- extremely rare in Paphs - and got 13 votes for and 1 against , so no FCC ; The dorsal petal was 14 cm wide, a beautiful red Maudiae type. It was by miles the best in a flask of 25 . Guess which one had the new growth eaten and then died...

    That's life.

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