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    Pyrethrinoid insecticide

    It seems to me having read somewhere (but I don't remember where) that pyrethrinoid insecticides can cause flowers deformations. Have you any experiences with this type of product ? I ask you this question because nicotinoid derivatives are outlaw in Europa some cultivators are looking for...
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    Azalea japonica

    Four last years I propagated Japanese azaleas. One of them lent itself well to be sized out of a small tree. Here is the first flowering this year which is a little bit to late considering the cold winter that we had this year.
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    Masdevallia Whiskers

    Masdevallia veitchiana x Masdevallia glandulosa
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    Paphiopedilum villosum

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    Cattleya Edward McDonald

    The cross was made by Mansell & Hatcher Ltd, Great Britain and it was registered by Mr. McDonald, New Zealand in 1960. It is the result of mating Blc. Norman's Bay on Lc. Vallandina. I have already presented this plant in 2008 on OB. When my growing area receives a little bit of sun the flowers...
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    Cattleya nobilior

    A first flowering with three flowers. I bought this plant three years ago from Floralia. It was specified that is the amaliae form but I am not sure.
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    Paphiopedilum King Arthur

    This is a plant I am growing since more than fifteen years but it is not clumping.
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    Phragmipedium schlimii

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    Phragmipedium calurum

    Cultivated since many many years. It is now in a mix 50% bark/25% cubic rockwool/25% small pieces of white lava and a little charcoal. I feed it one time per week at 50 ppm N.
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    Odontoglossum hybrid

    Hybrid with big flowers: 12 cm (5")diameter. Beallara Pacific Treasures ?
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    Phragmipedium Eric Young

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    Phragmipedium sedenii

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    Paphiopedilum Gina Short

    This is the second flower.
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    Coco husk - red water extract

    Since many years I use CHC to prepare my Cattleyas substrate. I add to the bark mixed with a few clay balls around 25 to 30% of CHC. The CHC I use is the one sold by garden centers for mulching. By precaution I let this one soaking three times 24 hours in rain water in order to eliminate...
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    Happy New Year Cattleya's

    Cattleya walkeriana tipo Cattleya Mini Purple They are in flowers now in my mini greenhouse (a part of my veranda).
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    Paphiopedilum purpuratum

    In flower now ! Happy New Years to all the members of this exceptional forum !
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    Paphiopedilum purpuratum

    In flower now ! Happy New Years to all the members of this exceptional forum !
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    I'm not sure about the species name. Can be Acampe rigida. What I am sure is that the seeds sown came from Laos. The flowers are very slightly scented.