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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 18, 2018

Before anything else, it’s best to do the test as they advise in the instructions regarding water pressure and proportion etc. for your situation (Although mine came out consistently 16:1).

I mix up about 6 litres of concentrate in a bucket and water until it’s gone … y...

December 17, 2018

Sarcochilus Serenade.

It is a Sarcochilus hybrid (Sarco. Yvette X Sarco. Melody) and has the parentage of Sarco. hartmannii (31 %), Sarco. fitzgeraldii (56 %) and Sarco. falcatus (13%). The plant has three inflorescences each with 6-12 about fairly large sized flowers e...

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...

November 12, 2018

Please join us at our next meeting (8:00 PM). Our Guest Speaker is Steve Dunstan - “Cymbidium canaliculatum - a 10 year love affair”.

Steve is great speaker who is very passionate about and has an extensive knowledge of native Cymbidums and their culture. He is also an...

October 7, 2018

Dendrobium Kalon Byrne-Dimos ‘Purple Lip’

It was a very floriferous specimen of dockrillia orchid with numerous attractive flowers covering much of the plant. The fairly large sized flowers had open shape, with grey yellow tepals marked with fine grey purple stripes and...

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...

September 13, 2018

Dendrobium teretifolium (Dockrillia teretifolia)

It is an orchid that we are fortunate enough to still be able to find and enjoy in its natural habitats while in bloom around Sydney. The Plant of the Evening was a small but very well grown specimen of Dendrobium teretif...

August 20, 2018

We continue to have North Queensland weather in Sydney at the moment, at least in the highlands with overnight 5-7 degrees and during the days 21-23 degrees but with no rain and the proverbial August winds.

What does this mean for the grower? Well for a start ‘spikes’ a...

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