The Orchid Forum, for the UK and Europe (previously known as The UK Orchid Forum) • View topic - cymbidium shading
It is currently Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:32 am


All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: cymbidium shading
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:28 pm 
Offline
Inoccuous beginnings of forum addiction
Inoccuous beginnings of forum addiction

Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:33 pm
Posts: 117
Likes: 2 posts
Liked in: 9 posts
Images: 1
I live in: United Kingdom (Wales)
My nearest city or region is: llanfylin
I would some advice on shading for cymbidium's as to when to start and which percentage should I use last year I used summer cloud which was ok but had to reapply after each rain any suggestions would be good :character-oldtimer:



Iamakopite likes this post.
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: cymbidium shading
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:21 pm 
Offline
Probably run out of new things to post
Probably run out of new things to post
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:35 am
Posts: 1448
Likes: 27 posts
Liked in: 393 posts
Images: 531
I live in: United Kingdom (England)
My nearest city or region is: Bristol
My hardiness zone is: UK zone 8b
Many of my cyms go outside and get direct sun for part of the day depending on where I put them. I would prefer East or West facing but this is not always possible so they have to put up with what they get.

Any left in the greenhouse are protected with a 50% shade cloth (green net type plastic) that I put on the roof, outside. I have not used any of the paint on white shading so can not comment on its use. AS to when do I put it up the answer is usually too early! As soon as I put mine on the sun usually disappears for a few weeks but I would be thinking of putting it up within the next few weeks. Too early is probably better than too late.

_________________
Terry


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: cymbidium shading
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:43 am 
Offline
Inoccuous beginnings of forum addiction
Inoccuous beginnings of forum addiction

Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:33 pm
Posts: 117
Likes: 2 posts
Liked in: 9 posts
Images: 1
I live in: United Kingdom (Wales)
My nearest city or region is: llanfylin
thank you terry


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: cymbidium shading
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:30 pm 
Offline
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:35 pm
Posts: 985
Likes: 108 posts
Liked in: 78 posts
Images: 11
I live in: United Kingdom (England)
My nearest city or region is: Nottingham
My hardiness zone is: 8b -6.7to-9.4
i use 70% green netting on the outside, my greenhouse in very exposed and gets sun all day and I am mainly protecting Masdevallia and Neofinetia.
If I go for 50% my temps just creep to high for me and leaves go too pale for my liking.
50% for you may be fine though as terry states.

Oh get it on! Mine went on yesterday and I am too late as I have suffered some damage and leaves are definitely gone paler already.

_________________
Regards Keith
3rd April 2004 - UK Orchid Forum joined date.
http://www.orchidsupplies.co.ukClearPots-NeoPots-OctBaskets-RainMix-Moss-PottingMixes-SeedlingMix
http://www.koolorchids.co.uk Orchid Growing Info
Join my FaceBook group The Orchid & Gardening Forum https://www.facebook.com/groups/633055240086601/
View then Like our business Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/orchidsuppliesuk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: cymbidium shading
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:15 pm 
Offline
Probably run out of new things to post
Probably run out of new things to post
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:35 am
Posts: 1448
Likes: 27 posts
Liked in: 393 posts
Images: 531
I live in: United Kingdom (England)
My nearest city or region is: Bristol
My hardiness zone is: UK zone 8b
Mine has now been on a few days!

_________________
Terry


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: cymbidium shading
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:42 pm 
Offline
Spending more time here than healthy
Spending more time here than healthy

Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:40 pm
Posts: 268
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 62 posts
I live in: United Kingdom (England)
My nearest city or region is: Winchester
I use a shading that white and rainproof but when it rains it becomes transparent so letting in light.When the rain stops it goes white again.
Brian


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: cymbidium shading
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:50 pm 
Offline
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:35 pm
Posts: 985
Likes: 108 posts
Liked in: 78 posts
Images: 11
I live in: United Kingdom (England)
My nearest city or region is: Nottingham
My hardiness zone is: 8b -6.7to-9.4
I used to use paint on but translucent when it rains but it started to kill my polycarbonate and never shaded enough for me. It was good for the first layer in spring when the weather is all over the place.

_________________
Regards Keith
3rd April 2004 - UK Orchid Forum joined date.
http://www.orchidsupplies.co.ukClearPots-NeoPots-OctBaskets-RainMix-Moss-PottingMixes-SeedlingMix
http://www.koolorchids.co.uk Orchid Growing Info
Join my FaceBook group The Orchid & Gardening Forum https://www.facebook.com/groups/633055240086601/
View then Like our business Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/orchidsuppliesuk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: cymbidium shading
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:44 pm 
Offline
Inoccuous beginnings of forum addiction
Inoccuous beginnings of forum addiction

Joined: Thu May 01, 2014 5:03 pm
Posts: 155
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 22 posts
Images: 2
I live in: United Kingdom (England)
My nearest city or region is: West Yorkshire
If your 'location' is in the ball park then I wouldn't bother 'shading' them. Give them full (outdoors) Sun and plenty of food and water over the Summer (approx. May to Sept). Keep an eye on your particular Cym. and judge how it responds. Most will respond well to outdoors in a British Summer. I find Winter to be the problem.

_________________
Anyone got a bit of Rhynchostele (Amparoa, Lemboglossum, Odontoglossum ...??) cervantesii that needs a new home?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: cymbidium shading
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:41 pm 
Offline
Hope they have forums in the hereafter
Hope they have forums in the hereafter

Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:34 pm
Posts: 834
Likes: 221 posts
Liked in: 394 posts
Images: 29
I live in: United Kingdom (England)
My nearest city or region is: Cheshire
Typical cymbidium insigne territory is like walking in the peak district in summer!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group