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Ron last won the day on December 2 2016

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  1. Phragmipedium boulay bay

    Very Nice, well worth the wait.
  2. Be there as usual Mike.
  3. Lack of Pollen

    I moved the main plants I wanted to pollinate into the conservatory, and I was rewarded with pollen and have been pollinating these plants with the brush every day. The seed is starting to show in each flower now, so hopefully I will have some successful seed for the spring.
  4. Is anyone else having problems with the system logging you off, it has done it several times recently, ten minutes ago being the last, I was typing a post then when I went to post it, it told me I was not logged in.
  5. Lack of Pollen

    Hi Ada, I have the doors and window open day and night and also have a fan running 24/7, I have closed the door the past couple of nights incase it was getting to cold as the night temps have been down to 10C.
  6. Lack of Pollen

    Not that I have seen, lots of flies and bee's and just the odd Hover fly, originally I had them protected by a insect screen, as I wanted to cross a couple of plants, but I removed this yesterday in the hope that I may get some seeds.
  7. Lack of Pollen

    Is anyone else suffering from a lack of Pollen on their Cephalotus flowers. I have thirteen flowers on my cephs and whilst most stigma are in receptive mode non of the flowers are producing any pollen, the pollen flowers do not seem to be ripening, this has been going on now for about two weeks or more and a lot of the flowers are now closing. Tried using a small paint brush but nothing shows, even when using a magnifying glass. Looks like no seed this year.
  8. peat

    It is grow Bark Pine that Mike was using and has a Ph 4.5-5.5, and the bag I had was labeled with the name on it. I am using it, trialling some Disa orchids in it instead of sphagnum moss peat, so far the test is positive but will need to wait until spring to check the root systems. Growbark-Pine.pdf
  9. I'm back

    Welcome back Stephen, good to have you back.
  10. Pahpiopedilum dianthum

    Thats a beauty.
  11. R, O. FILTERS

    gundog. I bought the TMC V2 Pure Advanced unit about two months ago from the local Maidenhead Aquatics had it for a good price, and I think it is good value. Like yourself I am not on the meter, I now have 600 litres stored and just top up the tanks as i use it, I get a TDS reading of between 1-3 depending on the quality of water going through it each day, its surprising how the quality changes by the hour. It has an inbuilt TDS meter which shows the quality of water coming in and going out, and also a flush valve. Like Stu said it does not make the amount of RO water as stated in the literature. I have it installed in my shed and have put a long length of waste pipe on it and I just move the pipe around the garden and leave it to water the plants. I purchased mine as I had a bacteria problem in my water butts and considering I was stocking 2200 Litres in butts I did not know which one was the problem, so now I do not have to worry, I use around 80/100 litres every couple of days or on hot days I can use that a day. I also grow a lot of Disa orchids with the Carnivorous plants hence why so much water is used. Hope this helps.
  12. CPS email newsletter released

    I've not received any emails from the CPS for twelve months, and I check my junk mail regulary.
  13. Some recent orchids

    Very Nice
  14. Some recent orchids

    Very nice collection, is the Paph - "Bellatulum"??
  15. Nothing wrong with Bord Na Mona peat I use it, just bought a 170 Ltr bale last week.