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This is a discussion on Wild orchids within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Salam En. Zainal. Very nice work. The cabbages look so healthy and yummy ....

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    Salam En. Zainal. Very nice work. The cabbages look so healthy and yummy .

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    Here in England, our cabbages get eaten by the caterpillers of the most common butterfly - the cabbage white ( more properly known as Pieris brassicae.) But since butterflies are getting rare - due to the over (?) use of pesticides in agriculture/climate change/ habitat destruction - take your pick according to your own prejudices , we must not grumble too much about this !

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    How true. As a child, here in my country, there were the most beautiful butterflies of all shapes and colours. Caterpillers and Lady bugs. They too had beautiful spots and colours. Sadly, I cannot tell you of when last I have seen a single butterfly of any type.
    About 3 years ago this property was treated for Termites using the system of boring holes into the foundation and inserting a chemical. The entire foundation and the earth under the cellar. Good enough I thought, until recently I alarmed myself by realizing that I had not seen an ant, a bug, a c'roach or any crawling thing near my house since then!!!!!. I am now wondering, If this chemical is that potent, what is it doing to me who lives in the house ? 'Nough said.
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    Here in England, our cabbages get eaten by the caterpillers of the most common butterfly - the cabbage white ( more properly known as Pieris brassicae.) But since butterflies are getting rare - due to the over (?) use of pesticides in agriculture/climate change/ habitat destruction - take your pick according to your own prejudices , we must not grumble too much about this !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazlani View Post
    Salam En. Zainal. Very nice work. The cabbages look so healthy and yummy .
    Salam En Mazlan you are right another 3 weeks time it will reach about 1 kilo even more delicious to make salad or fry I'm a waiting for a sweet time to harvest it.Hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Here in England, our cabbages get eaten by the caterpillers of the most common butterfly - the cabbage white ( more properly known as Pieris brassicae.) But since butterflies are getting rare - due to the over (?) use of pesticides in agriculture/climate change/ habitat destruction - take your pick according to your own prejudices , we must not grumble too much about this !
    But here I never use any pesticide or fungicide just use natural insect repellent I just crushed sweet Basil and get the juice than mixed with the vinegar just take about 10 mls usually it will help however one of my plant was not covered end up with more than 20 caterpillars chewing the epidermis until the light can pass through the leave. Luckily mange to spot very early just have a look the photo below. The subsequent photo manage to stunt the insect activity and the crown is recovered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angela View Post
    How true. As a child, here in my country, there were the most beautiful butterflies of all shapes and colours. Caterpillers and Lady bugs. They too had beautiful spots and colours. Sadly, I cannot tell you of when last I have seen a single butterfly of any type.
    About 3 years ago this property was treated for Termites using the system of boring holes into the foundation and inserting a chemical. The entire foundation and the earth under the cellar. Good enough I thought, until recently I alarmed myself by realizing that I had not seen an ant, a bug, a c'roach or any crawling thing near my house since then!!!!!. I am now wondering, If this chemical is that potent, what is it doing to me who lives in the house ? 'Nough said.
    That is so scary Angela but here I still can see the butterflies and many insects especially in late noon, might be some body know better on the chemical can explain it. I knew latest technology especially to eradicate termites they use white granules as a bait once the worker swallow and return to their castle then it will poison almost all the colony including the queen from my single cent.

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    Oberonia species growing nicely so many tines flowers looked so elegant and the spike for the last 2 photos very long.
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    Very weird species is a ground orchids look like Habenaria carried many tiny flowers all greens but one of my friend told me is not Habenaria. It's also having very nice ground tuber relatively very big and the spike may exceed more than a foot.
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    Close up of the flower.
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    Hi Zain, that terrestrial is a Platanthera angustata.

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