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Howeara LavaBurst is growing very nicely, thank you.

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    Default Howeara LavaBurst is growing very nicely, thank you.

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    I remember showing this a year ago ( can't find the post - maybe they get deleted after a year) but memory says it had one very good spike - far mor flowers than on any spike here - but then, this year there are 4 spikes, two per bulb ; you can't have everything. But great progressin the year, if I do say so myself.
    May catch the judges eye at the Brirish Orchid Congress in a week's time - will just be in the peak opf condition for that I think . Probably about 40 flowers by then - the spikes all have 10-=12 flowers and buds on them.

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    I thought mine would surely die from the bugs it had on it this spring so I threw it under the bamboo tree. It has returned stronger and blooming a single spike this time. I love those tiny flowers. Maybe mine will grow better now that the bugs are gone...yours is lovely! I'll just stare at your pics till mine rebounds.

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    Maybe mine will grow better now that the bugs are gone...yours is lovely! I'll just stare at your pics till mine rebounds.
    Bugs are funny things Connie ; I guess I am lucky that none round here have any taste for Howeara. But as an example of "funny" - I have absolutely zero problem with very small aphis - they are common in the garden - no one can grow beans without treating the blackfly (black aphis), and the green sort cover every new shoot on my roses, until I get at them with Roseclear or something, but never a one in the greenhouse. But now I have started growing Masdevalias again, and here are aphis, on the flower spikes of some ( not all) species . They are easily wiped off - finger and thumb, or a quick spray - but where did they come from ? Same with mealy bug ; no problem, no mealy bug. But bring a phally ( a clean, non-infected phally) ino the greenhouse, and what do we get ? mealybug. IO think the ancients had it right - they generate spontaneously, just like swallows do in the mud at the bottom of ponds ( or so they believed).

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    Nice! I saw one recently that wanted but put it back quickly when I saw the pricetag! I should know by now not to look at orchids in a florists shop...Spanish moss and artfully arranged twigs sell at high prices.
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    lovely bloom, what a show.

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    So pretty.

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