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Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 07-15-2018, 12:58 AM
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Posted By Bolero
This is one of the reasons quarantine is so...

This is one of the reasons quarantine is so strict in Australia. We often complain about not being able to bring plants back with us (except in flask) but we may avoid things like this happening.
Forum: HYBRID GROWING PROJECT #1 06-22-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Bolero
Hi and welcome to the forum!

Hi and welcome to the forum!
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-16-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By Bolero
I have been growing them this winter with some...

I have been growing them this winter with some warmth. I bought back a nice hybrid flask from Taiwan in March.

So far they are doing better, I will keep them drier and warmer this winter and see...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-06-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Bolero
I would just leave it, if it starts to turn...

I would just leave it, if it starts to turn yellow as the circulation has been disconnected you could cut or pull it away safely. But for now just leave it, it won't heal but there isn't much you...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 05-23-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Bolero
I would repot in the next month or so. That...

I would repot in the next month or so. That potting mix looks a bit mucky to me.

I would repot into fir bark but the pot size should be ok to keep it in for now.

Cut the flower spike back to...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 05-19-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Bolero
I use systemics only to control things long term....

I use systemics only to control things long term. I know they aren't great for people's health but your method can only do so much in the long term. Systemics are harsh but worth the effort.
Forum: Orchid Potting Mediums 04-22-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By Bolero
2 years is very fast for the mix to break down...

2 years is very fast for the mix to break down even with bark.

Don't use that mix you bought, if you doubt it then so do I. Cymbidiums can take a lot of broken down mix and moisture but you want...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 04-19-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Bolero
Let us know how it goes from now on. I agree...

Let us know how it goes from now on. I agree that they will do ok with normal humidity and it sounds like you have worked out the new problems you are having.

They are an interesting genus.
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 04-09-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Bolero
Ok, I have to get more as they keep taking it...

Ok, I have to get more as they keep taking it (even though tied and nailed down) which means they are still alive. So I will get that one and see if it speeds up the process.

Need to get more...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 04-08-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Bolero
Ah ok, good to know. I better get some more on...

Ah ok, good to know. I better get some more on my way home from work.

Can't afford to lose anymore spikes.
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 04-08-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Bolero
Thanks, I have something very similar. The...

Thanks, I have something very similar.

The rodents took the baits back to their nest. Someone mentioned they might store them and not eat them unless food becomes scarce. So I have put two out...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 04-07-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Bolero
Thank you! Because of the size of the spike...

Thank you!

Because of the size of the spike and the fact they disappear completely it's probably something larger.

Last night I lost a Laelia Anceps spike.........it has one left. Lost so many...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 04-06-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Bolero
Rats?

Hi,

Recently I have lost a large number of thick large spikes from plants. They are chewed through a few inches up from the base and have basically disappeared. The spikes (two of which were...
Forum: "geeks project of interest' 02-18-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,747
Posted By Bolero
Yeah, most of the photos are showing now that you...

Yeah, most of the photos are showing now that you have reached 100% of your limit on Photobucket.
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 02-01-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Bolero
Interesting, looks fungal on the...

Interesting, looks fungal on the surface........what does it look like under the leaf? Are there any mealy bug?
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 01-29-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By Bolero
Just checked the product. I think it should be...

Just checked the product. I think it should be ok but you may find there are better products in your country. But it also could be perfect for you. It seems to be a bloom booster and not a growth...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 01-23-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Bolero
There are probably lots of types you can grow...

There are probably lots of types you can grow including Phalaenopsis, Paphiopedilum, compact Catteya, small Tropical Dendrobiums and others.

Also try things like Schoenorchis species. They are...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 01-23-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By Bolero
Lovely photo of a Maudiae type Paph. Looks...

Lovely photo of a Maudiae type Paph.

Looks great!
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 12-15-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Bolero
Geelong, Australia. South of Melbourne. I...

Geelong, Australia. South of Melbourne.

I have friends who live in Glasgow, they used to live near here but went back after their nursing tenure.

Welcome to the forum!!!
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 12-14-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Bolero
On the windowsill should be ok, they do need...

On the windowsill should be ok, they do need light like Cymbidiums which is quite bright.

I think you will be fine with it, very different culture to moth orchids though.

Thanks for joining the...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 12-13-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Bolero
Looks ok, very healthy from what I can tell from...

Looks ok, very healthy from what I can tell from the photo. Time to cut the spike off.

It does look very green, I hang mine near the roof of a shade house to give it really bright light. I think...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 10-29-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By Bolero
You could move to Northern Australia and just...

You could move to Northern Australia and just leave your plants outside 365 days a year...........;-)
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 10-17-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By Bolero
Ok so some good news. Even though the new bulbs...

Ok so some good news. Even though the new bulbs were smaller and had completely lost leaves I found new growths on all of them when I repotted on the weekend. So I will just protect the new growths...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 10-13-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By Bolero
I am on to my third plant. They like a drier...

I am on to my third plant. They like a drier winter but in your climate may still need a little water as they would grow for longer periods of time. My lack of success in flowering them in a worry,...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 10-11-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By Bolero
So I will just leave it and things should be...

So I will just leave it and things should be ok.......I was worried that something was wrong. Thanks! I know they drop leaves but it usually has leaves through winter but lost them during the...
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