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Too much rain

This is a discussion on Too much rain within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Here in Manila it has been raining heavily maybe as much as in HK. It's ...

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    Here in Manila it has been raining heavily maybe as much as in HK.

    It's a good thing starting 2 days ago the rain stopped and the sun is shining ever so brightly but it is getting hot. Turned on the TV and the local news is warning us of a typhoon forming and coming our way barely had our rains stopped - not just one but two low pressure areas forming out in the sea and might be heading in the direction of the Philippines!

    Geesh!

    The signs of global warming ... Al Gore sure had foresight on climate change!

    BD, I was watching the news from NBC downloaded to my iphone from the net - geesh scary weather you have out there these past few days plus that monster tornado on the U.S. news. Geesh!



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    Sorry to hear this Noela. Hopefully the plant will be alright and bloom for you. On this side of the world we are getting hotter and hotter. Today it got up to 91 F here by 2:00 pm or so with little wind now that the storms have blown past us. I am waiting for it to cool off a bit so I can go and water the outside plants.

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    Yes, we got hit pretty hard here in my little town. We luckily did not have home damage, but we did loose many electronics (cable modem, router, three telephones, and our computer VOIP phone) and have a couple of big trees and lots of limbs down. Thanks for the concern, but we came out pretty fine compared to some here.

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    With a lot of tree limbs down, you could actually collect some of those and use those as mounting material for orchids! Of course you'll first have to check if they are appropriate mounts.

    Right next door to where I work there is a big building where they have a lot of those willow trees and other rough-typed bark trees that they use to landscape outside their perimeter fence. They have a gardener/landscaper who regularly trims the large branches so I've befriended the guard over there and asked that they put aside the large branches which I can use/recycle as orchid mounts.

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