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    Redland Orchid Festival 2017

    Hi All, I live in Europe and I would like to attend redland Festival in May. I have a query in regards the USDA that will be on site to issue export permits. Are you limited to what vendors you can buy from? Do you have to remove all the potting medium yourself or is there someone there that...
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    Paph Rothschildianum query

    Hi All, I bought a nbs one from Sam Tsui when he was in london this time last year. It is a compact grower and for a first time bloomer, It has 2 relatively large flowers. It has 2 new growths starting and if firmly rooted in the pot. I have two queries. I have noticed what looks like brown...
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    Good Paph orchid mix

    Hi, I would like to get your opinion on what you feel would be a good bark mix for paphs, especially multiflorals. I grow in a greenhouse and the humidity is adequate. I am finding the mix I am currently using dries out too fast. I use medium bark and nothing else. Thanks.
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    Overwintering paphs in a greenhouse

    I would like to get peoples opinions. I live in Dublin, Ireland and grow mixed varieties of orchids in a 10' x 12' greenhouse that is heated to about 58F/14C in winter and lined with bubblewrap. This query is in regards my paphs/phrags. I am going away for 3 weeks in December. If I were to...
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    Problems growing mutiflorals

    Hi all, I live in Dublin,Ireland. I have spoken to caper in the UK but I would like to get others opinions as there are a lot of well grown plants on this site. I have most problems with paph seedlings, especially multiflorals. I have bought plants from a well known paph vendor in the USA over...
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    Paph roots rotting

    I am having issues on some of my paphs with root rot. This mostly affects the multiflorals. I live in Dublin, Ireland and grow my orchids in a 10x12 foot greenhouse. I have potted them in medium, straight bark in pots that are just big enough for the roots. I water them when the pot starts...
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    Potting Medium

    Hi All, I live in Dublin, Ireland and I have been growing orchids for awhile. I was born in the US and grew orchids, esp. paphs under lights with no problem. After 17 years living in Ireland, I finally had a 10'x12' greenhouse built a few years ago. I have a mixed collection, paphs, a few...