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Well it’s that time of year again, the main event in my orchid calendar, the only chance I get to buy armfuls of orchids locally and as ever, looking forward to it, so already have my Ticket. :jumpy:

Made the mistake of queuing early for hours outside the usual main Hall last year only to be confronted with a load of daffodils when I got in :shock: , so had to queue again outside their other Hall (I should have checked the Venue on my ticket!). :oops:
Can only assume it was in the smaller Hall last year maybe because of fewer Nurseries attending?...... so next year the Show will be held in the Toilets. :|
If there is a dwindling attendance of Nurseries, I wanted to make sure I left this year with something which I think is really special so have placed pre-order for 3 of the Trisetella attached (with apologies to the owners of the photos),
I have drooled over this for years with not many Vendors offering it, it looks like a flock of seagulls to me, I hope I can grow it as well.

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Looks like a lot of fun. I shan't be attending because the thought of tackling London fills me with dread!

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I won't be going I find London to be a nightmare of expensive hotels and very poor food --- unless you like junk!!!

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I wish they'd do one in Birmingham....at least I know where the good food is!

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Good luck!
Trisetella hoejeri is a fab species and well worth growing.
Those blooms are amazing.
Just be aware that the flowers are quite susceptible to low humidity.
If you want to 'show' the plant make sure it is in a high humidity environment.
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Teli & Ed: I know what you mean about London, I live here and am beginning to feel the same, seriously thinking about returning to "the Garden of England" but any place I buy MUST have a conservatory, the house can be in ruins or a pile of rubble but as long as it has a conservatory.
It would be great to get away from the constraints of a grow-room and see some natural sunlight !

Dave: thanks for the cultural tips for the Trisetella, do you grow this one?
I shall be Googling & gathering cultural info but as usual and already, I've come across conflicting tips. :evil:
This is why I've ordered 3 and not 1 plant (just like the old farming/gardening adage, to get 1 seed to grow you have to plant 4: 1 for the rook, 1 for the crow, 1 to die and 1 to grow).
If I get 3 Trisetellas I should be able to get at least 1 growing well ?

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Steve, Im planning on checking out the show (for the first time). Can I ask, do you know what vendors (esp. overseas) are attending this year? The RHS site still only lists last years and mentions Burnham and Laurence Hobbs for this year.


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Steve, Im planning on checking out the show (for the first time). Can I ask, do you know what vendors (esp. overseas) are attending this year? The RHS site still only lists last years and mentions Burnham and Laurence Hobbs for this year.

Hi Redtwist,

Well if you decide to go this year, that will be at least two attending !

I couldn’t find this years Vendors List either but I think this is quite normal only being available last minute, I’m not too fussed about it but it doesn’t help those who want to arrange a pre-order with an overseas seller who often have cut-off dates to pre-order by, it would also be an indication of the size of the Show this year.?
Also, once again this year, the evening Preview Show ticket or Website does not state whether it allows you entry to the main Show the following day, so I have to phone again to confirm this, Why? is it so difficult to print this condition on the Website or Ticket ?
For such an established event & organisation, its not very well organised?

I’m assuming most of the regular good sellers will be there: Akerne, Ecuagenera, Kopf, Lucke, Roelke & Popow etc, and usually at least two or three good Asian sellers but until a list is provided…..who knows?
I’m just a Tube ride away from the Show so it wouldn’t be a major problem if I turned up to a disappointing Show but I wouldn’t be too happy if I had made quite a journey.

Unless you are particularly choosy or want rare specialist plants, there is usually something to come away with.

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Thanks Steve. Yes, some forewarning from them would help! Sounds like there will be a good mix whatever. I will be bringing my camera in the (probably vain) hope that I can curb my appetite to buy plants, by snapping them instead.
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Redtwist wrote:
Can I ask, do you know what vendors (esp. overseas) are attending this year? The RHS site still only lists last years and mentions Burnham and Laurence Hobbs for this year

Hi Redtwist !

I don't know if you've seen the list of Vendors yet (link attached, I don't know when it went up?)

I noticed Ecuagenera is going to feel a little lonely being the only Orchid stall in the Lawrence Halls amongst the daffodils whereas the other Orchid vendors will be in Lindley Hall.
Still at least he won't get much competition from the other Vendors?

Steve

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Hi Steve,
Yes, funnily enough I saw it just today as I went on the rhs site to get my ticket. Good spread of vendors by the look of it. I noticed same about Eucagenera - sometimes that works, being the odd one out. Looking forward to seeing what the Peruvians have on show - eye popping phrags I expect!
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The Peruflora catalogue has some lovely plants & really good Phrags n Paphs. there should be plenty of delights for you Chris :dance: and Steve, but he'll probably be seeking out the Jellied eels n cockles :lol:

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but he'll probably be seeking out the Jellied eels n cockles :lol:

No I'm taking them with me as a packed lunch and making it up right now in readiness, you'll easily spot me, I'll be the one being followed by a load of stray moggies!

Unless there's a parishii there Redtwist, we won't be jostling over the paphs :violence-swords:
I hope you find at least one plant which was really worth the visit........I'm sure you will.

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but he'll probably be seeking out the Jellied eels n cockles :lol:

No I'm taking them with me as a packed lunch and making it up right now in readiness, you'll easily spot me, I'll be the one being followed by a load of stray moggies!

Unless there's a parishii there Redtwist, we won't be jostling over the paphs :violence-swords:
I hope you find at least one plant which was really worth the visit........I'm sure you will.

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No worries Steve, any parishii is all yours - got mine earlier this year. (smug). It will be great to see what paphs are on offer though. In my experience of these type shows vendors seem to leave the really interesting stuff at home in favour of the more obvious things for the general public, but hopefully this will be different.
My worry is that I will find too many things I want to take home. My limited grow space is pretty full already, and they're almost all young multis - so better get planning that house move!


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Redtwist wrote:
No worries Steve, any parishii is all yours - got mine earlier this year. It will be great to see what paphs are on offer though. In my experience of these type shows vendors seem to leave the really interesting stuff at home in favour of the more obvious things for the general public, but hopefully this will be different.

You have a Parishii and only one "Smug" emoticon???, I think I'd be twice as smug and would have to have at least two of them !
It will be great to see a photo of it when its ready.

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My worry is that I will find too many things I want to take home. My limited grow space is pretty full already!

We are all nodding our heads in empathy!

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You have a Parishii and only one "Smug" emoticon???, I think I'd be twice as smug and would have to have at least two of them !
It will be great to see a photo of it when its ready.


Might be a while - its still a YP single growth at the mo.

BTW Steve, if you crave a good parishii, you can get a young one from Asendorfer for about €25 + shipping, or ask them to bring one to the Malvern show in the summer.
Mine came from Sam Tsui (Orchid Inn) when he came over for the BPS annual meeting. I believe he will be doing an EU shipment from Germany for any European orders in the coming months, so you might want to email him. (His parishii 'Jeanie' is supposedly the best around - 12 huge flowers per spike!) Jeanie is one of the parents of my one, so hoping its a cracker.
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His parishii 'Jeanie' is supposedly the best around - 12 huge flowers per spike!) Jeanie is one of the parents of my one, so hoping its a cracker.

Thanks Chris, you've saved me a helluva lot of time researching the various crosses, I will bear "Jeanie" in mind when choosing, it sounds like a real specimen and especially with 12 flowers, or maybe I'll take the coward's way out and wait for yours to flower to see what it looks like ? :oops:
It's nice to have a choice but I wish there wasn't so much sometimes because I never know what cross/clone I am going to end up with or whether its going to be the best one, or the actual one shown in the photo?
I've heard of Sam a few times with good comments, he does seem like one of the first stop paph-sellers to go to.

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Well I'm no expert Steve, but certainly word of mouth is very good on Sam's plants - the four I got from him all had great roots and are perfectly healthy. As far as blooms go, I think it is always a bit of a lottery. Almost any plant can end up a dud, but hopefully good parentage lessens that chance.
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The Show was almost two months away when I posted this Topic, now its just over a week away ! :jumpy:

Just imagine, all those little beauties which you could only drool over and look at pictures of on the Internet because they were growing far away in distant foreign places, will now only be within a grasping hand distance away from you for a few days next week.

(I can't believe I've added a phalaenopsis to my Shopping List, Schilleriana if I can get a good clone.)

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Chris and Steve you will both have a 'whale' of a time. The last time I was there Peruflora had some cracking phrags and KJ orchids some lovely paphs. Anyhow enjoy yourselves and I'd love to watch you sneaking the plants in back home without the boss noticing. You will definitely find Malvern much better for your needs.

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