Orchid Garden - vendor in Poland

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  1. May 4, 2019 #1

    Edward Seeley

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    To all those on this side of the pond, has anyone bought orchids from Orchid Garden, based in Poland? The only review I can find online seems positive and, apart from some postal issues on eBay where plants dried out, it seems pretty positive there too.

    If anyone has an opinion but would prefer not to post a reply on a forum please pm me instead.

    Thanks,
    Ed
     
  2. May 21, 2019 #2

    Edward Seeley

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    So I placed an order which arrived last night. Plants were pretty dry but not wilting at all nor seeming in bad shape. The only one that looked a little worse for wear was a P.henryanum that had come loose in transit (see pic below) but, when repotting, it's roots weren't in great shape. Hopefully in it's new basket it'll romp away.

    Here is a photo before I repotted them all (the paphs into baskets and phals into stronger clear pots).

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    Here's the P.henryanum;
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    Right to left is P.philippense v.roebellini, P.Angel Hair and P.rothschildianum Dark Red. 20190520_180634-1.jpg

    This is P.Yellow Tiger;

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    This is P.rothschildianum with an old flower spike.
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    I also got a couple of Phals - tetraspis C1 and Sogo Vivien 'Sogo F858'.

    Overall

    Positives
    Good sized plants
    Generally great root systems
    Very good prices
    Well packed

    Negatives
    Not the speediest communications (but I did order via email rather than ebay or their website).
    Plants dry when delivered.
    Not named crosses (though this is reflected in the prices I feel)
     
  3. May 24, 2019 #3

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    I just received another clone of P. Rothschildianum 'Dark Red', which I bought from them on ebay (where their user name is: orchid.sklepik). It arrived in perfect condition, and the plant seems strong and vigorous, good root system, too. If it at some point will bear flowers just having some resemblance to those in the photo on ebay (I suppose it's a photo of the/one of the parent(s)) - it would definately be a real good buy!

    I haven't bought that much from them, but the other plants (the ones,I remember, are a P. exul and some Phal-species) have been nice plants and they were also ok on arrival.

    Edward, let's compare notes in 2-4(?) years time to see, whether our Roths 'Dark Red', indeed, are that?!

    PS. Judging from the photo, the henryanum should have a fair chance to do well...with a bit of tender care!

    Kind regards, Jens
     
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  4. May 24, 2019 #4

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    Thanks Jens and I agree and am hopeful about the henryanum. It's got a little start coming at the side so can't be too unhappy and hopefully now it's in a basket those roots should get going.

    Will definitely compare notes in a few years time with the Roth. If it looks half as dark I'll be happy but just as dark would be great. I'm going to photograph all the plants in my little collection and post in the collections forum on here to help me track their progress.
     
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  5. May 24, 2019 #5

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    So you bought the roth dark red!
    I had it on my list for some time but wasn't sure if I trust the seller...

    The plants look good!
     
  6. May 24, 2019 #6

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  7. May 25, 2019 #7

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    actually, it is better that the plants being dried out than soaking wet. One time, I received a very expensive plant from orchid zone dead on arrival(because "the new hired employee" water the plant before packing)
    The bacteria/fungal infection need only three days in the wrapped/boxed to turn it into a bundle of oozing mushy smelly disaster. No refund either :(
    -Good & experience sellers will make sure that there is no in-pot watering for 3 days before packing/shipping because there can be no separation between the moisture at the pot/root zone and the leaves. sometimes they delay the shipping because the plants were just watered that day before they receive your order.

    The export bare root wrap in moist (not soaking wet) sphagnum is another story, they can separate the 2 zones, the root within moist sphagnum (usually wrapped separately with waterproof plastic layer) to keep the plants alive. While the leaves area outside the plastic wrapping to breath .
     
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  8. May 26, 2019 #8

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    Hi,
    I’ve bought a few plants from this seller and they have all been good strong plants, I found the care and communication very good and would certainly order from them again.
     

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