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LOVE my Phals beware of orchid clips = bad bad

This is a discussion on LOVE my Phals beware of orchid clips = bad bad within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Danny not if it is boiled and dried, and I suppose you ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    not if it is boiled and dried, and I suppose you could tie a bow if it is for a show, for aestetic purposes.
    LOL yea, i suppose so...But the NZ judges are VERY picky. I had this massive phal (70 blooms in total on one spike) that wasnt put in the running for grand champ because i had used a bark that was 'too red' - red because it came from an old redwood on my friends farm, and EVERYONE knows what colour redwood bark is!.

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    hmmm..... that picky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    LOL yea, i suppose so...But the NZ judges are VERY picky. I had this massive phal (70 blooms in total on one spike) that wasnt put in the running for grand champ because i had used a bark that was 'too red' - red because it came from an old redwood on my friends farm, and EVERYONE knows what colour redwood bark is!.
    Would love to see pictures of that Phal you know i'm a Phaladdict

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    hmmm..... that picky?
    yep. Surprised me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jai_star View Post
    Would love to see pictures of that Phal you know i'm a Phaladdict
    LOL i have it on Facebook actually, i will PM you the link if you want.

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    Jordan, please PM that pic too.
    Jose

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    i have the same clip like yours but i turn the teeth to the stick,instead to grab the plant.

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    I use large clips and as Bruce suggests keep moving them as the spike developes. One thing I don't like about them is that mealy bugs love to hide under them---a good reason to keep checking and moving them. Love your phals. They are lovely. For showing orchids I prefer raffia or other natural materials. They are more natural looking and much less obtrusive and have never been scored against for using them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose R. Nieves View Post
    Jordan, please PM that pic too.
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    Will do Are you on Facebook Jose? It would be easier

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    I use raffia those little clips scare me

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