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Cymbidium beautys!

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    Default Cymbidium beautys!

    These two cymbidiums showing off very well and has seemed to have entered into a time warp. The spikes earlier this year in march april were somewhat abit of a let down but i can see now that the energy was been saved up for this display.

    Although my current expanding collection has generally only been the efforts of the last 2-3 years when it was launched into a full scale hobby, a small number have been with me for a while now and they have moved around the country with me due to work and have been cut, divided and knocked about. The worst thing though with cymbids is their high vulnerability to spidermite so in addition to their treatment they have been doused and drowned in chemicals, organics.

    The lemon sorbet pics are noowhere near in reflecting their true colour and the raspberry cheesecake is just gorgeous!!!! Hope you like.
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    Wonderful blooms on your cymbidium orchids, Matt! Nice growing.

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    Hi Matt...I've picked up the cymbidium bug and have acquired a few plants. If mine bloom 1/2 as nice as yours I will be happy.

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    Thanks BD and Cathy. I would certainly consider increasing the number of Cymbids I have but the attention they require in relation to keeping the mites away of their grass like leaves would be too much. Bought them both in 94 - wnt to a Madonna concert in London and came back with 2 orchids from covent garden.Analyze that one???????? at times have looked very sad but their maturity works in their favour. They seem do die of old age from the centre outwards so aslong as this is maintained annually with abit of bonsai root trimming treatment they are grown in a small a pot as possible. If the pot feels as if its gong to explode with root pressure = perfect!water heavily and feed one week with tomorite and second week with miracle grow all year no rest.. These are the only two plants that have this regime.

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    Truly beuatiful! I love cymbidiums. I only have 2 standards that I bought on sale 2 years ago. Finally the one is spiking. I will be happy if I get one bloom off it, let alone a display like yours. Yours are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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    many thanks Bill!!!In the near spring when I use full force and strength to get them out the damn pot, cutting my fingers and cricking my neck lol i will as every year cut away the dead and split them 2-3 pbs each. Each individual clump will then sprout 4-6 new shoots and deliver 2-3 inflorescences later in the year after strong dose of sun fert and water. many friends, work colleagues report back confirming success. They must be from a strong genetic parentage, despise cool temps but love sun. These only get morning to early afternoon rays and their need for pot bound culture is essential.

    Did try the big pot/big specimen theory = not good and no blooms. Tried terracotta aswell = not good, broke the pot with force. Managed to source a small supply of 'forbid 4F miticide' bayer product from USA last april time and never had a spider mite infestation since, across all my indoor plants the cyms always get attacked first and notice the stippling damage early on. Brainwashed, gullible or not I have also sprayed monthly with PV+ after using forbid once but cannot prove its worth.

    Anyway back to my original point!

    If you, Bill or BD and Cathy know your import rules/ regulations etc etc and can have plants imported your all welcome to a clump/ division in april time. I only keep one clump from each and pass others on but never posted them abroad before. No cost or you can send postage fee after you receipt them if you like by paypal? I will inspect them carefully beforehand for cross infection. Just a thought! I would dread to bin them. These two have been cultured in temp range of 15oc min - 32oc. max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opaline View Post
    many thanks Bill!!!In the near spring when I use full force and strength to get them out the damn pot, cutting my fingers and cricking my neck lol i will as every year cut away the dead and split them 2-3 pbs each. Each individual clump will then sprout 4-6 new shoots and deliver 2-3 inflorescences later in the year after strong dose of sun fert and water. many friends, work colleagues report back confirming success. They must be from a strong genetic parentage, despise cool temps but love sun. These only get morning to early afternoon rays and their need for pot bound culture is essential.

    Did try the big pot/big specimen theory = not good and no blooms. Tried terracotta aswell = not good, broke the pot with force. Managed to source a small supply of 'forbid 4F miticide' bayer product from USA last april time and never had a spider mite infestation since, across all my indoor plants the cyms always get attacked first and notice the stippling damage early on. Brainwashed, gullible or not I have also sprayed monthly with PV+ after using forbid once but cannot prove its worth.

    Anyway back to my original point!

    If you, Bill or BD and Cathy know your import rules/ regulations etc etc and can have plants imported your all welcome to a clump/ division in april time. I only keep one clump from each and pass others on but never posted them abroad before. No cost or you can send postage fee after you receipt them if you like by paypal? I will inspect them carefully beforehand for cross infection. Just a thought! I would dread to bin them. These two have been cultured in temp range of 15oc min - 32oc. max.
    Sounds great!! Will look into regulations between now and Spring. Perhaps we can do a trade of something I have . Thanks, Bill

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    Bill, Have bookmarked this page on my desktop so i dont forget and over commit the number of divisions, not that their is anyone left that i know face to face that would be interested anyway. Trade sounds good!!!!!!!! and even better thought, Christmas will be over by then and grow season arrives.

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