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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Tired

02 March 2011 18:41:28
Coelogyne cristata

Coelogyne cristata

I'm tired this evening and took no outdoor photo, despite doing so much out there. First I visited Van der Wel Nurseries in Aughrim and had a brief meeting with Jurga's husband in the car park. We gardeners are all very cloak and dagger : )

Then I went home and laid mulch for a few hours.

Having no photo, I decided to put up a photo of this orchid that is driving me mental by taking so long to flower. But I am delighted as it is an unusual orchid and the first of my 'baby' orchids to flower for me. Any day now...


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Myrtle Myrtle 02 March 2011 18:45:18

Great to get it to that stage, and it will open soon:)


J.D. J.D. 02 March 2011 18:46:16

My Phal that was going to flower (for me) was on the Landing windowcill. Someone knocked the blinking flower off it. I am livid. I have NEVER been able to get one to flower again.

How many different kinds of orchids do you have now, Rachel? The one above looks very interesting.


Clara Clara 02 March 2011 19:19:53

Lovely Photo Rachel and just chill for the evening with your feet up.


Lìga Lìga 02 March 2011 19:55:35

Oh,Rachel,,it is so good news!!!Well done,it is beautiful orchid,one of favorites to lots people what i know.If i had cooler place,it would be next...Can't wait to see it in flower.It is pure white or with yellow lip?


Sallykinos Sallykinos 02 March 2011 20:15:17

Can't wait to see the open photo.  Cool this evening here in Sligo. Well done.


Rachel Rachel 02 March 2011 20:31:37

Thanks, Myrtle & Clare.

I am not sure how many different types I have, Jacinta. Lots. So sorry about your phal. that is so annoying.

I can't wait too, Liga. I think cold orchids are my thing. Two of my other cyms have flower stalks now. I am not sure of the markings on the Coelogyne but we will see in a day or so.

Thanks too, Sally. I will be sure to put the photo up. And on the orchid forum.


fran m fran m 02 March 2011 21:59:11

You are doing trojan work at the moment, well done.


BrunoCork BrunoCork 03 March 2011 18:14:06

Ah Van Der Wells! That brings back memories. Did my first work placement there.

Lovely and unusual Orchid Rachel. Well done!


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