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Orchids and black field crickets. Another day, another orchid pest.

Orchids and black field crickets. Another day, another orchid pest.

These little buggers are turning up everywhere throughout the nursery.

Mainly at ground level,but as they can FLY very very well some are ending up on the plants and having a go!

 

The issue is, we are using insecticides once a fortnight at the moment and these guys are coming in daily.   I would advise a Cararyl spray to coat...

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Fertilising Orchids - Wayne's tips after 40 years growing

I don’t know of any other subject on the culture of growing orchids that is more hotly disputed and full of misinformation. So many different stories, techniques and opinions. Maybe this blog will stir up some ideas and discussions!

I think I’ve got it right after 40 years experimenting.

This article may be a bit drawn out, but it to show how a lifetime of orchid growing changes your mindset and...

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Venus Fly Trap growing DIONAEA MUSCIPULA

DIONAEA MUSCIPULA (VENUS FLY TRAPS)

The most famous carnivorous plant. 
  

Dionaea muscipula is the only species in the genus.

NATIVE HABITAT: In the U. S. A., in peat bogs, on the border of North and South Carolina, U.S.A., tending more towards the north, is a tiny area where Dionaea muscipula grows. 
The habitat fly traps grow in naturally is called the "Savannah", which is a series of raised low islands, ranging in size from 1 to 5 hectares, of which probably no more than 50 of these islands...

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Bigwig! My all time favorite colony of Dendrobium speciosum. Central Tilba NSW

Bigwig! My all time favorite colony of Dendrobium speciosum. Central Tilba NSW

We found this colony of Dendrobium speciosum speciosum by accident while studying the forest and horizan from the cetral Tilba lookout . 
The one up the back of the famous Tilba pub from River Cottage Australia.
Just walk up the road/hill behind the pub and look Sth  Youll see Bigwig easily.
Even an 80...

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Dendrobium Australian Tiger . Our new registration

Dendrobium

Australian Tiger                           {Den.} Aussie Parade x {Den.} Hilda Poxon                       W.Turville

Lovely healthy 80mm pots  near flowering size  here https://www.australianorchids.com.au/collections/dendrobiums/products/80mm-size-dendrobium-aussie-parade-carrot-splash-x-hilda-poxon-measles

 

 

 

 

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