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"W.J.O.S. NEWS"

May 2019
Wanneroo/Joondalup Orchid Society (Inc)

Website: http://members.iinet.net.au/~emntee/

President - Tony; Phone; 9342 3799 EMAIL

Secretary - Lynne; Phone; 9448 5840 EMAIL

Treasurer - Charly; Phone; 9206 4589 EMAIL

Registrar - Chris; Phone; 9246 3189 EMAIL

Editor - Tony; Phone; 9342 3799 EMAIL

P.O. Box 236, Kingsway, WA 6065.

 

Please Note!!

Change of meeting venue & start time

Next Meeting

Will be held, Thursday May 16th, 7.30pm, at the St. Lukes School at Woodvale. This is on the corner of Whitfords Ave and Duffy Terrace, Woodvale. See map here
Visitors and New Members always welcome

Topic of the evening
Cattleyas with Kevin Butler

Membership Fees- Couple/family $40. Single $27. (Includes Badge)
Renewal - Couple/family $25. Single $20. Junior $7

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Meeting Results for April 2019

George Webber Memorial Trophy


Z. Conways Choice x Iron Baron - Clifton
Popular Vote; Open


Rlc. California Girl 'Orchid Library' AM/AOS - John H
Popular Vote; Novice


Lc. White Dream 'Red Lip' - Jillian C
Floral Art


Theme: Easter Time - Gillian M

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Wanneroo/Joondalup Orchid Society Calendar for
2019
Please note that the time for set-up of displays between 8 & 9 am on the morning of the display. Plants can still be brought in after that time if it is more convenient.

July 6th - 7th, 2019 (Winter) Northern Orchid & Garden Fair, John Septimus Roe School, Mirrabooka

August 3rd - 4th 2019, Inter Society Orchid Display & Workshop, Albany

September 7th - 8th 2019 Spring Orchid Fair - Aranmore School Gymnasium, Leederville

October 5th & 6th (Spring) Northern Orchid & Garden Fair, John Septimus Roe School, Mirrabooka

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Floral Arrangement
For May - Autumn Shades
For June - Orchids in Glass
For July - Mid-Winter Madness

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CLUB NEWS

Pots - If you require orchid pots or fertiliser from the society, please ring John on 0418 854 732 and he will bring them to the next meeting

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Orchid Competition with a difference.

Your Committee has managed to acquire a number of Paphiopedilum crosses from Trevor Burnett which we will use as a Competition Plant at the May Meeting. These plants are Paph TB Butterscotch 'Josh' X Paph Stone Lovely 'Pastel'.

The first member to flower this crossing will not only receive the usual voucher from Ezi-Gro Orchids, but also have the naming rights to this cross. This means that Trevor will register the crossing with the International Orchid Registery at the Royal Horticultural Society in London with the name of your choice and the WJOS will pay the cost of that.

Here is an opportunity to have an orchid carry you name in perpetuity if you should decide to name it after yourself - as in Paphiopedilum TB Joe Blogs. (Assuming you name is Joe Blogs) Trevor adds his initials to all his crossings hence the TB at the start of the name.

These plants are being sold to members at the remarkably low price of $10 each (one per membership) which is what the society has paid for them. They are multiple growth Paphs which are all looking quite healthy so make sure you attend the May meeting so you are in with a chance of immortality!!
Trevor, who is an orchid judge, has been hybridising Paphiopedilums for a number of years with great success. He is also a founder member of the Paphiopedium Study Group, a local orchid group for the dissemination and culture of this unusual orchid genera.

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Last years Northern Orchid and Garden Fair at the John
Septimus Roe High School gymnasium was such a great
success that both the Northern Districts Orchid Society and the Wanneroo/Joondalup Orchid Society are planning to double up in 2019 with a repeat of the July event and another in October. (Replacing our usual October Workshop) The Cymbidium
Orchid Club of WA will join us for the July event with a display of Cyms. and promote their Cymbidium Show which takes place a week or two after the Northern Orchid and Garden Fair.
The venue on Mirrabooka Avenue has many great advantages
as the gymnasium is quite large with two full size basketball courts, a stage, kitchen and toilets.

The stage can be used for storing sale orchids with the space just in front for our sales area. Teas and coffees can be served with light refreshments from the small kitchen. It is planned to have one large raffle with donated goods. There is more than plenty of parking space for both members and the general
public with easy access to the main entrance.

The venue has been booked for Friday evening from 4pm, 5th July, (setup) Saturday & Sunday July 6th - 7th, 9am to 4pm,
and also October Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th
Other orchid and non orchid societies have been invited to join us as it will be a general gardening event, not just orchids, and we now have more vendors joining us than we had last year.
As well as orchids, there will be African Violets, Bromeliads, Gerberas, Honey, Tulips, Camellias, Wildflower, Cactus & Succulents, Dried Flowers, among others.

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Albany Inter Society Orchid Display & Workshop.
Due to so few members wishing to travel there by bus, the bus trip has been cancelled. A number of members will travel there by private car and the WJOS display is being organised by Rosa, Lynne & Tony W. The displays are allowed to have cut flowers in them.

The menu and list for the ISOD&W Dinner will be on the raffle table at the April Meeting, along with the accommodation details. The
Albany Native Orchid Trip is all sold out The Albany Orchid Society needs this information for their planning.

WJOS have hired a truck to take all the orchids to Albany. Your
orchids can be brought to Lynne's home at 3 Wheatley Court, Greenwood, on Thursday the 1st August, for assessment, where they will be taken to Albany for the WJOS display and for judging.

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Orchid Book Sale!!

As we no longer have storage capacity in our meeting hall for the books that have been bought and donated to the society over the years, your Committee has decided to sell them to members in the first instance, and offer the remainder to the general public during the Northern Orchid & Garden Fair. Some of these books should be available at the May meeting.

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We will also be having another Competition plant in July as Bruce has been able to source 30 Dendrobiums for us. More on this in next months WJOS News.
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Everyone loves a cuppa. So why are so few members willing to
assist in the kitchen during meetings??
All credit to Mavis for keeping the kitchen running for so long. Lets not wear out the willing helpers. Talk to Mavis about helping out with this chore that is so easy to do. We all know how to make a cuppa. I would do it myself if one of you would chair the meeting!!

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Begging Letter!!

Your Committee has sent a letter to Bunnings Malaga requesting a donation for the raffle at the Northern Orchid & Garden Fair. Fingers crossed. Members should please feel free to donate to the same cause.

Meeting Start time

Members Please take note!!
The meeting starts at 7.30. Please make sure that your orchids arrive and are entered by 7.15.
Please be considerate of others

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Results of the April meeting 2019

Novice

Laelinae Alliance
15a


2nd C. bowringiana Ian
15b


1st Lc. White Dream 'Red Lip' Gillian C
Cymbidium
16d


1st Cym. Golden Showers Sara
Dendrobeae
18b


1st Den. Unknown Gillian C
Vandeae
21b


1st V. Unknown Clifton
Hybrids
25b


1st Z. Conways Choice x Iron Baron Clifton

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The Importance of Water and Fertilizer.

At the March meeting, Bruce gave a very interesting talk about the
importance of water and fertilizer. A number of members have asked for a copy of the talk, but it is just too big to publish in the WJOS News.

We have however managed with the wonders of the internet, to post the whole article on line. You can find it by typing the url below onto your web browser (including the underlines) and pressing 'enter' or just click the link.

http://www.waorchids.iinet.net.au/The_Importance_of_Water_&_Fertilizer.pdf

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Glasshouse bacterial pathogens almost always enter via the root system. If anyone has a problem with Erwinia - and your nose will tell you if you do, as the result is the foetid stench normally
associate with rotten potatoes - the cause is almost always the
rooting medium. Leaf rot in Phalaenopsis is a two phase
process - asymptomatic bacterial invasion, and then rot
precipitation by, usually, high temperature spikes. If you keep the temperature under control you will have slow moving, sickly plants. If you keep the root medium as they would wish, you avoid the
problem. If you have the problem, soak the plants bare root in a weak quarternary ammonium disinfectant* solution for 10-15
minutes, then repot in new pots with new, open medium.
*Alginox

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Meeting Results for April 2019

Open

Laelinae Alliance
1a


1st Psh. cochleata Alba John P
1b


1st Rlc. California Girl 'Orchid Library' AM/AOS John H


2nd Bc. Donna Kimura 'Paradise Tami' HCC/AOC John H
1c


1st Pot. Netrasire 'Star Bright' Ray
1f


1st Ctna. Why Not 'Lee' x self Ray

Paphiopedilum
3c


1st Paph. Hsinying Citron x Hsinying Emma Ray


2nd Paph. Imperial Vade x Gold Dollar 'Teteray' Ray

Dendrobeae
4b


1st Den. Doreen x bigibbum (Reg as Den Dressy Lasses ) Neil & Barbara
4c


1st Den. Rinnapa White Neil & Barbara
4d


1st Den. Sabin x canaliculatum Neil & Barbara

Oncidinae
6b
2nd Onc. Sweet Sugar Ray
6d


1st Brsdm. Golden Camine 'White Knight' Ray


2nd Mtssa. Aztec 'Toni' Ray

3rd Dgmra. Pinet Princess 'Nite Haulage' Ray

Australian Native Epiphyte
8a

1st Den. bigibbum x Cascade (Reg as Den Happy Face) John P
8b
1st Den. Issy's Summer x Barbara Tulloch (Reg as Den Issy's Sunrise) John P

Any Other Species
10b


1st Chy. aurea 'Casey Jane' x self Ray

Any Other Hybrids
11b


1st Zba. Dragon Kitten 'Purr' John P


2nd Bulb. Unknown Charly

3rd Gptm. Giant x Artur Elle 'Old Port' Ray

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A Note To Novice Growers
Please don't be afraid to bring along to the meetings, any orchids that you have in flower. Members will be more than willing to assist you in understanding how to improve your orchids. That is what the Society is all about. Our purpose is to help orchid growers, to help orchid growers
We are not there to ridicule or embarrass our newer members. Quite the opposite. We want to help you improve your orchids so that you can become better growers yourselves.

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Ezi-Gro Orchids are now CLOSED on Sundays

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Boisduval Scale - possibly the world's worst orchid pest

See all the pictures HERE

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Reed Stem Epidendrums
by John P

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A message from The Water Corporation

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PAPHIOPEDILUM CULTURE NOTES April/May by Trevor Burnett

With the development of cooler conditions, any summer shading can be gradually removed.
As the conditions cool, reduced watering will also be necessary.
I personally reduce my watering back to twice a week but am always
mindful that we could still get some of those unexpected hot days when watering will need to be monitored.

As plant growth starts to slow, the fertiliser program needs to be
adjusted to a fortnightly or monthly basis for small plants depending on your time restraints at ¼ to ½ strength. Over the past few years I
actually cut out all fertiliser for flowering size plants as I have found that more plants tend to send up flowers if they are not receiving the
fertiliser in this period.

This is also the time of the year that we start to see and enjoy the fruits of our year's growing, with plenty of the early flowers now beginning to appear. As flower spikes appear, mark the pot with a wooden skewer with a piece of foam on top so you are aware of all the plants that are going to flower. This also serves as a reminder to be careful when moving or cleaning nearby plants so as not to break off the valuable, long awaited buds.

With buds appearing, this is the time to flush out any snails or slugs that may be in hiding, just waiting for your prize plant to bloom so they can start their festive season with nice flowers to munch. If you do not wish to use chemical-based baits you can simply cut up some lemons and place around the benches.

The lemon does not kill any snails or slugs, but it does attract them. Once you know their whereabouts, you can easy eradicate them with a number 10 shoe or in my case a number 7.

Continue to remove any dead leaves from plants and also make a
general clean-up of the area.

I would ensure that all my small plants that are not expected to flower are repotted to ensure they have a nice clean open mix before going into winter. Winter and wet feet don't mix.

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