Hi ian. I can relate. I think it verges on trauma when a special plant has culturing problems that risks its well being. I have started to become especially interested in catas, cycn and stanhops. having done my research on their special needs i have a further 6 catas varieties on the way. One thing that concerns me being new to culturing catas is that its ending july and some are only just shooting. Does this mean they will just have a short year and i put them thru the dry spell as normal in Dec till next shoot in spring ( April ish).????? My cycnoche has grown well and accept that its performing as should be.