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July 8, 2019

So this strange ‘winter’ continues. I just came in from my bushhouse where it has rained overnight and the forecast today is for scattered showers but with a temperature of up to 19 degrees. The overnight temperature was 11 degrees and this is predicted for the rest of...

June 7, 2019

Well June has arrived and bar for the Victorian high country the weather is still mild. Here at home in May we enjoyed 20+ degree days and the lowest temp so far had been 7 degrees. Then a cold front came thru and dumped snow and more than a bucketful of rain along wit...

May 3, 2019

This month I have felt the temperature drop to 10 degrees overnight but the days are varying from 22-25 degrees. The Cymbidium canaliculatum pots hanging on my clothesline are looking good and when I feel the black pots they are very warm to the touch and there is stil...

April 5, 2019

Some years ago in the mid ‘80’s when I was really struck with native orchids after attending an ANOS show at Mona Vale hall and seeing the arching spray of a Dendrobium speciosum var. speciosum ‘Charlie’, I had been hooked and I joined Manly Warringah Orchid Society. I...

March 13, 2019

Well we are into March now and passed the worst of the summer but watch out for those hot days that may occur. Make sure that you don’t let any water sit for too long on the leaf axils. Better yet spray with a fungicide such as eco-fungicide® at 4gm/l and eco-oil® at 5...

February 14, 2019

Well January is finished and the hot and humid weather continues. I go out each evening between 5-7:00 pm and mist all the plants. Yes, I know that I could have this done electronically, as I have a controller installed but I like being in the bush house amid my plants...

January 11, 2019

So here we are in 2019 and in my bush house all things are growing with new shoots coming on all plants. I have spent some time cleaning up under the benches and removing old leaves. I have applied Blood and Bone to most potted plants and am proceeding with adding Conf...

December 14, 2018

Well the weather is starting to warm up and we may have a summer yet. We shouldn’t be too ready to wish for hot weather as in QLD round Gladstone and Eungella, Finch Hatten, Broken River and Crediton. The fires up there will take the bush 10-15 years to repair.

We conti...

September 30, 2018

It’s a great time in the bush house at the moment after the rain, although it did tend to mark some flowers. This year we would all agree has been strange with late flowers for almost all growers and we have not been excluded. Some plants missed the shows but flowered...

September 14, 2018

While the current round of Spring Shows are done and dusted all is not finished in the bush house. There are still plants that have not flowered Dockrillia calamiformis (fasciculata), is now coming into flower this terete from North Queensland is a charming orchid that...

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