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A basket to brighten the hall

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    Default A basket to brighten the hall

    By the time I go away there are plants of various kinds on most surfaces of the house - ones brought in for photography, or cut flowers fromn the garden or whatever ; then we go away and I make a clean sweep - cut flowers to the compost, pretty well everything else back to the greenhouse, and then, back from holiday we start again.
    Back 3 days or so, "the hall looks rather bare..." so I put together a couple of catts I have shown recently - Leafwood "Limelight" and that spotty cross which I have forgotten the name of, together with a Nelly Moser. I have a lot of Nelly Moser - that cheerful bright red goes anywhere, and there is nearly always one in flower somewhere , although a plant in a six inch pot has several spikes and unless they are all out at the same time it is not a show plant - but still useful in a little group with the rest of the plant hidden by ferns etc. I have several named clones of the grex - but see little difference between them ; I think this one is "Westland Wonder" which at present at least has flowers a bit bigger than most, maybe 11 or 12 cm north-south as compared to the 10cm of say "Lava Flow"..

    By the way I slipped a black card behind the basket to make them show upo better for the piccy.

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    Makes me wish I was there.

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    Very nice basket for me? Thanks.. Love that Nelly Moser... Wish it were available where I am...

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    Beautiful display.

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    Geoff, you always create such lovely orchid arrangements. I wish I had more time to bring orchids into our house, but only find that we do it when having dinner guests or other visitors. Anyway, this is a lovely arrangement of some outstanding orchids. That burr. Nelly Isler 'Lava Flow' is so nice next to the green of your Leafwood "Limelight" cattleya orchid.

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    Geoff, this really is a pretty group of plants - thanks for sharing.

    I have one question - if you were to say "piccy" instead of type it, how would it be pronounced? (I love words and the different ways we refer to things.)

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    I enjoy your floral displays Geoff. I know that for a long time now the English have been known for their fine gardens and especially flower gardens. Have your orchid displays and or greenhouse attracted neighbors, friends, guests to our hobby? AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by panam View Post
    I have one question - if you were to say "piccy" instead of type it, how would it be pronounced? (I love words and the different ways we refer to things.)
    It would be pronounced "pick-ee" Patty

    Lovely arrangement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason-UK View Post
    It would be pronounced "pick-ee" Patty
    Thanks, Jason!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    I enjoy your floral displays Geoff. I know that for a long time now the English have been known for their fine gardens and especially flower gardens. Have your orchid displays and or greenhouse attracted neighbors, friends, guests to our hobby? AL
    Maybe seeing my collection puts them off ! But no , I do get asked to repot a plant or give a talk to a non-orchid group from time to time, and maybe that does spread the word.

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