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    Default Heat tolerant cymbidiums

    Its been a while since I posted. I just wanted to share some heat tolerant cymbidiums blooming in South Florida Cym Peter Fire Torch, Cym Valerie Absolanova and Cym Nut
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    Nice!
    Between myself and my orchid friends who have cyms, only 1 has bloomed this year.
    We think it's just that we never had any cool weather at all until mid Jan which is just too late for them to spike.

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    Heat tolerant plants are only of academic interest to me, here in England ( having our wettest winter ever, btw... fed up of getting e-mails from both my walking clubs saying “walk cancelled, stream crossing now impassable” or “ ground too flooded” etc...) my orchids were sadly neglected in 2019 : my dear late wife was ill most of the year, and had first call on my time.
    But my cymbidiums came through with flying colours , apRt from many spikes being rather deformed because they were never staked. The best, might just do rather well at my two Orchid Society local shows , at the end of this month and early next - cym Dorothy Stockstill, a devonianianum hybrid with pendant dark flowered spikes - eight spikes... all this due to them having been on an automatic watering system for the last two years. Gardena micro-drip, so that they continued to get watered every 3 days, when nothing else did, as long as I topped the feed t@nk occasionally - which I mostly did. I shan’t have much else for the shows I fear, but that should be a good one.
    Have been thinking I might set up a purely cymbidium greenhouse now - Joyce would have said “ haven’t you got enough greenhouse space ?” . But she is not here now, and her last words to me were “ don’t grieve, I want you to be happy..” so maybe I willl.

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    Very nice!

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    Beautiful! I'd love to grow a couple here!

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    I hope they do well Geoff! I'm sure Joyce will be happy with your decision

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    Heat tolerant plants are only of academic interest to me, here in England ( having our wettest winter ever, btw... fed up of getting e-mails from both my walking clubs saying “walk cancelled, stream crossing now impassable” or “ ground too flooded” etc...) my orchids were sadly neglected in 2019 : my dear late wife was ill most of the year, and had first call on my time.
    But my cymbidiums came through with flying colours , apRt from many spikes being rather deformed because they were never staked. The best, might just do rather well at my two Orchid Society local shows , at the end of this month and early next - cym Dorothy Stockstill, a devonianianum hybrid with pendant dark flowered spikes - eight spikes... all this due to them having been on an automatic watering system for the last two years. Gardena micro-drip, so that they continued to get watered every 3 days, when nothing else did, as long as I topped the feed t@nk occasionally - which I mostly did. I shan’t have much else for the shows I fear, but that should be a good one.
    Have been thinking I might set up a purely cymbidium greenhouse now - Joyce would have said “ haven’t you got enough greenhouse space ?” . But she is not here now, and her last words to me were “ don’t grieve, I want you to be happy..” so maybe I willl.

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    I picked up a really pretty Gramatocymbidium this weekend.
    Might make for an interesting warm weather substitute for a straight Cym. if you live in a warm climate.

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    Those are gorgeous. I'm so jealous.

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