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Cymbidium erythrostylum

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    Default Cymbidium erythrostylum

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    Has been a favourite of mine ever since I saw a really good plant with a dozen or so spikes. at a show a few years ago. Hard to find, then a UK nursery raised some seed - I bought three seedlings, all about the size of a pencil ( single growth) and some years later,this is the first to flower. Flowers here are about 2 ˝ inches high and maybe 2 inches broad.Maybe a bit bigger and a few more per spike on a mature plant.Comes from Vietnam.
    The shape is unusual for a cymbidium, but the pure white is perhaps the great attraction, too.

    No doubt it can do better ; nearly lost it too - last night we had the coldest night of the winter, so far - down to 1 degree C in the garden - a hard frost, and then, when I went to look in the greenhouse, found it down to only 7 in there - a boiler problem. may have been present for some time, and only noticed with this very cold night.
    I have not spent much time with the orchids lately because of my wife's illness - 7 weeks now... she is in a nursing home for convalescence, but had not improved very much in 2 weeks. However the UK National Health Service finally came through and sent two different specialists to see her; one threw away here medicines list and started again ( said " they are not helping - even hindering" ) and the other from the Heart Failure Unit ( I hate that name - "heart failure" to me means the end - what they mean is hearts that are not performing as well as we would like ..) who is now arranging for Joyce ( my dearly beloved) to go back into hospital for a few days to have some "intravenous iron infusion" treatment for her anaemia, which we hope will make her stronger ; she has improved quite a lot since those visits ,even before the actual treatment . Psychological ? maybe, who cares if she is getting better !

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    I love it. I don't know much about Cymbidium but it reminds me of Cymbidium erythrostylum.

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    You are right , I am not thinking very straight right now.
    I guess the plant does not have a tag : I actually labelled the image file correctly, then re-named it ! Second thoughts not always the best.
    Maybe Bruce can rename the thread if and when he reads this ?
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    Yes the pure white is lovely! I cam imagine with a few spikes how pretty the plant will be. Geoff, I'm happy for Joyce and you that she has specialists on her case now. That is promising news. Hugs!!

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    wow what a feat. Raised from seedlings. Brutally beautiful! You showed some time ago a photo of a black flower. Now I am quite sure that this white flower will be a good omen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    You are right , I am not thinking very straight right now.
    I guess the plant does not have a tag : I actually labelled the image file correctly, then re-named it ! Second thoughts not always the best.
    Maybe Bruce can rename the thread if and when he reads this ?
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    Got it, sorry I missed it last week.

    Beautiful blooms, Geoff!

    cheers,
    BD

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    Actually, you can only find this with system developers who have no idea of what they are programming. No matter where you deal with it, things that are important to you, but not to the system developer, are often much too small or in gray font against a blue background. Why do I have to adjust my glasses to find out when this message was posted? Grey background for the date, very small font size.

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