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Scarlet Noid

This is a discussion on Scarlet Noid within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; For 2-3 weeks in this part of the world we (locals) have the opportunity to ...

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    Default Scarlet Noid

    For 2-3 weeks in this part of the world we (locals) have the opportunity to purchase Cattleya as seen in the flesh. This is how scarce Catts orchid supplies are here and if it werent for the net it would be a tad hard. 12 catts like last March, most blooms has finished, buds knackered, horrendous wobble factor (i wonder why???????) so synical. Only 1 lucky find and kept it close to my chest gripping on for dear life as the search for mothers day and birthday gifts commenced (picked up a canna before finding first gift aswell). Slim like form as last year but bright scarlet red not orange and a real pain to capture in photo. My 3rd only England UK origin Cattleya. Im moving to Florida!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Shocking news landing this way aswell - a dozen double spiked noid phals injected with blue dye, first display on entrance to garden centre and unbelievably attention grabbing the masses as I gazed beaming over my look of disapproval and disgust. But as this acted as a distraction diverting threats of ownwrship to my Catt I got over it. Had we enjoyed the hospitality of the pub nearby beforehand it may have been a different result - possibly a tragic accident and blue phals withdrawn.
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    Maybe Lc Rojo? Mine is in bloom now.

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    So, the evil blue phals have made their way across the pond, eh? We've had them here in truckloads for quite awhile. Did you know the stems are injected with the blue dye? Maybe it's time for a tragic accident?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizgeo View Post
    Maybe Lc Rojo? Mine is in bloom now.
    Yes, this looks a lot like my Rojo.

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    These are gorgeous! I love the red catts!

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    Default Spreading like a fungal infection!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    So, the evil blue phals have made their way across the pond, eh? We've had them here in truckloads for quite awhile. Did you know the stems are injected with the blue dye? Maybe it's time for a tragic accident?
    OMG Maura, not long after i registered here Paul (pavel) corrected me and cleary stated how this adbomination came about and started. Have seen them only on the net dont think i witness them in the flesh before. not sure. I thought of a few folks from here and imagined grafiti boards and banners in protest March. The worst thing was the attention they generated, I would understand in January or November but now?? the place was bursting at the seems with foliage and flowers of all kinds and didnt even look outside - too cold to ponder about.

    My curiosity battled with me though and had to observe from a fare few feet away to avoid association. Id already upset the staff as i ploughed through pot after pot nosing deep at the Dendro noids, miltonia dinner plate sized blooms, cyms (bought one of them aswell reduced), catts and for the first time ever, a selection of vandas in baskets and Vases, though quite small versions so must be ascos?maybe - very poor quality for £49.00 and £65.00 and a overpowering smell of cloves (toothache stuff)??????????

    Article below for or maybe of interest VENDOR removed. My Church!

    Houseplant Dept is best in UK.
    Delighted staff at *&^%, , are celebrating success after their Houseplant Dept has come out as top in the UK.

    The family-owned firm was the highest scoring in the UK after rigorous inspection by The Garden Centre Association (GCA), the organisation representing the best garden retailers in Britain. Judges took into account the range, quality and presentation of the plants and how they are marketed.

    *&^% has also been named as one of the top three Foodhall Departments in the UK and a GCA Garden Centre of Excellence once again making it in to the top ten.

    The number one choice of houseplant by customers at (*&^ are orchids, with Phalaenopsis as the best seller. Cyclamen and Poinsettia follow in the top three favourites. *&^% sells thousands of other plants, especially in mixed arrangements for Mother’s Day, Easter and Christmas. Foliage and more unusual plants such as bonsai, cacti and insect-eating plants are also popular.

    Executive (*&^%$£"!) said the firm is honoured to come out tops. “Plants are at the heart of ^%$£ and we strive to give our customers top quality, well presented plants which they can enjoy in their homes or give as lovely gifts

    Notice comment on bestselling plant!!!!!!!!!hahahahahhahehehehhhe

    and.....

    On Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th May, *&^%$, &^%$% will host an Orchid Weekend with local growers on hand to give help and advice. Customers will also have the chance to buy a special variety of orchid that is usually only available at Kew Gardens. The Phalaenopsis Fancy Fresco has been selected by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to celebrate its 250th anniversary last year. From each sale 50p from the exclusive plant will support Kew's science and conservation work around the world. The plant will be selling at ^%$&, Wychbold for £14.99.

    Celebration of exotic orchids

    Over 600 exotic orchids will create a fantastic display at £%^&s Garden Centre in Wychbold this weekend.

    The display is part of a special Orchid Weekend where customers will be able to find out why orchids are now the UKs most popular indoor plant
    "Customers will be able to see 11 different species and cultivars of this magnificent plant. The display itself will be one of the biggest in the Midlands and will be very eye-catching."
    She added, "There will be something to suit everyone from the ever popular Pahalenopis or Moth Orchids which almost everyone can grow successfully to some of the more exotic species like the spectacular Blue Vanda Orchid for the keen gardener."
    Species and cultivars for sale include Cambrias, Cattleya, Cymbidiums, Dendrobiums, Ludisia, Miltonia, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis, Vanda and Zygopetalum


    Not doing to bad really for a grey country..That is until.....................sick bucket


    The world’s first blue Phalaenopsis orchid!
    Blue Mystique has the world talking. Receiving
    accolades across North America, it took home a Cool New Product award in its debut show. It has been called “the hottest topic,” and trend watchers say “it will stop you in your tracks!”
    This unique electric blue orchid adds elegance and class to settings from home or office to retail or interior.
    Developed with exclusive patented technology, Blue Mystique’s bright, bold blooms light up any room any time.
    Long-lasting and lovely, Blue Mystique’s impact is surpassed only by the vivid color of its blooms.
    Like all of our orchids, it loves low to medium light and comes in a 5” pot.


    FAQs

    Is my Blue Mystique blue orchid going to rebloom
    blue?
    Buds on your Blue Mystique blue orchid’s current stem will open to flowers in a beautiful, lighter shade of blue. A new stem will probably bring white flowers, though it is too early to know for sure. It is assumed so, because Phalaenopsis orchids have a very strong natural ‘filtering system’ that protects them in the wild.

    How is Blue Mystique made?

    The Blue Mystique blue orchid is not painted, and it's not hybridized. It is the result of a patented process that infuses white orchids with a special medium. This technique has been perfected after many years of research and testing, using
    naturally derived elements and remaining environmentally conscious.

    How do I care for Blue Mystique?
    Your Blue Mystique is a Phalaenopsis orchid.


    HAD TO BLOODY WELL GO AND RUIN IT DIDNT THEY!!!!!!!!!!
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    That's a beautiful red cattleya! You may be seeing more cattleyas in the UK. Mini-catts are all the rage now and breeders are producing them like crazy. They require less light than the big catts and tend to bloom more often. Hopefully they'll find their way to your area.

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    I do hope so! Thanks Jeff and extra bonus for mini catt trend and less light tolerance. Thumbs up for all esp after the confrontation with blue lab'chids. Windows, doors and heavens gate open to applause. While these stunning phal noids retain popularity heres hoping for many new niches in the market to exploit.

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    Well hats off to Lizgeo and Kathi, didnt quite expect a label on it to be honest with the overwhelming numbers that continually flood the market. Thanks for that one! will go and read about this one new addition.

    The red is quite striking Connie - can easily see why its love, much as sharp as the gloriosa red and the jacobean lilly. Almost gave up on the photo task, strange to have such a battle with recording its colour. Now its had a few days rest i will get it outta that pot before I drown it and mountit up ta north. Lc Rojo I would like to introduce you to Nepenthes Miranda but first - bath time!

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    How and why and how Ive managed to last this long begs me to ask why on earth did I select a hobby that requires so much patience when a jigsaw for example will fly to the four corners of the house because the pieces dont fit where I want them to and how I know that it is virtually impossible to repair a dvd player when they fall out of the window.

    Heres Rojo mounted ......its never had it so good!
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