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"W.J.O.S. NEWS"

May 2018
Wanneroo/Joondalup Orchid Society
(Inc)

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

President - Tony; Phone; 9342 3799 EMAIL

Secretary - Clifton; Phone; 0428 268 600 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 17th 2018, 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

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

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Results of the WJOS Meeting March 2018


Results of the WJOS Meeting April 2018

George Webber Memorial Trophy:

Aer. quinquevulnera Ray

Open:

Ctsm. expansum x Orchidglades 'Yokohama' Mike & Jill

Floral Art. Theme:

April Fool Gillian

 

Novice:

Bc. Chief Pink 'Diana' Lynne B

All pictures by Clifton

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Wanneroo/Joondalup Orchid Society Calendar for
2018
Please note that the time for set-up of displays between 8 & 9 am on the Thursday morning of the display. Plants can still be brought in after that time if it is more convenient.


May 12 - 13th WJOS Ocean Keys Shopping Centre Display.
June 1 - 2nd WJOS Show, Northlands S/C Corner Wanneroo Rd & Amelia St.
July 7 - 8th WJOS & NDOS Northern Orchid & Garden Fair, John Septimus Roe Community School, Mirrabooka Ave, Mirrabooka
July 28th Saturday - Bus trip to Flora Plant & Tropical Colours
August 4- 5 Inter Soc OD&W/S Morley Sport and Recreation Centre, Wellington Street, Morley
September 15 - 16 Combined Orchid Show - Aranmore College, Oxford St Leederville
October. 7 - WJOS Workshop. Osborne Park Showgrounds. Royal St.

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Floral Arrangement

For May - Autumn Colours
For June - Novelty Orchid Design

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CLUB NEWS

Link to the new WJOS Draft Rules. Please read and comment on these. There will be special resolution at a future meeting to confirm these rules.

New Rules

Members are hereby given 60 days notice that there will be a Special Resolution at the June General meeting to vote on the new Society Rules which will replace our old outdated Constitution. This has been brought on by changes in the WA laws regarding clubs rules.
You can find a link to the final WJOS Rules on the WJOS News web site and a copy is available at our General and AGM meetings.
The WJOS Secretary

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

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The North Beach Display April 13 - 14 went well, giving the Society a modest profit.

Many thanks to all of you that assisted with the display.

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Meeting Start time

Please take note!!
The meetings of the Wanneroo/Joondalup Orchid Society now take place at St Luke's School at Woodvale, Whitfords Ave and Duffy Terrace, with the entrance to the parking area being on Duffy Tce
Also.... The meeting will start at 7.30

Please make sure that your orchids arrive by 7.15 so that they can be entered, placed on the trestles so the meeting can start without all the talking at the back of the hall and the judges can get on with their work.
Please be considerate of others.

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Please don't forget the Northlands Show with set up on the 31st of this month and running for two days, Friday & Saturday, with dismantle at 4pm Sat

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There will be a Bus trip to Flora Plant & Tropical Colours on Saturday 28th July. The bus has been booked and the cost is $15 pp. Tropical Colours wants us to phone them beforehand to ensure that they have orchids in flower. We expect to be there at around 10am and at Flora Plant by 20.30 - 1pm. This is usually a fun day so come along and enjoy.


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The Society recently organised an auction of Keith & Judy Podgers
orchids due to their ill health. The auction was very successful with only a handful of Cymbidiums left unsold. A huge THANK YOU to Tom Jackson who managed the bulk of the auctioneering and to Ray Taylor for finishing the days auctioning off. Also thanks to all the helpers on the day.

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The Orchid and Garden Fair that we are planning, in conjunction with the Northern Districts Orchid Society for the John Septimus Roe High School gymnasium in Mirrabooka Avenue is moving along quite well, with the venue booked for Friday evening from 4pm 6th July, (setup) Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July, 9am to 4pm.
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 over the two days. The society has already bought a wheelbarrow along with a load of donated goods, (which was sourced by Tom Jackson) but we will be asking for more donated goodies from you to make this a giant raffle to attract the public.
The plan is to invite other societies/groups to join us and bill it as a general gardening event, not just orchids.

Already we have nine other groups, Haylay Pty Ltd (secateurs) Solitaire African Violets, WA Bromeliad Society, (taking three bays) Orchidup (from Walpole), the Gerbera Research Group, Palm & Cycad Society,
Clivias, Orchids by John and Red Rock Carnivorous Plants have confirmed attendance and invitations have been sent to a host of other gardening groups who are waiting for their general meeting to discuss attendance.

It is up to us to do the best we can to make this a great event, with an eye to making it an annual event on our calendar.

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Results of the April 2018

Novice Section

Laelinae Alliance
15a
1st C. intermedia var. alba 'Breckenridge Snow' Lynne
15b


1st Bc. Chief Pink 'Diana' Lynne
2nd C. Unknown John P
15e
2nd C. Unknown John P
Oncidinae
20b
2nd Onc. Sweet Sugar John P
20d
1st Bdt. Summit Frenchtown John P
2nd Lonomesa Popcorn 'Harui' John P
20c
1st Tolu. Jairak Rainbow 'R&D' John P

Species
24b
1st Sngl. longifolia Lynne

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Annual Workshop

The first Sunday in October is traditionally when the Wanneroo/Joondalup Orchid Society hold our Annual Workshop where
members of the public can bring along their sad orchid disasters for us to regenerate and renew.

This has been a movable feast over the years being held (when I first became a member back in 1992 or 1993 or thereabouts) at the Osborne Park Showgrounds. We later moved to the Fleur Frame
Pavilion in Padbury then a small hall in Sorrento and in recent years the Dorchester Hall in Warwick.

As attendance has been dropping off recently, your committee has decided to make further changes to this event.

This year we will partner with the Northern Districts Orchid Society for a combined workshop. The two societies share many members in common and all have worked together in recent years at the
Garden Clubs & Society Fairs at South Perth.

The event will also move back to the Osborne Park Showgrounds from whence it departed late last century.

This venue can be had at a much reduced cost, which almost
ensuring a profitable outcome.

Costs and profit to be equally shared between the two societies.

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Combined Orchid Show

A combined orchid society show is being planned for the 15th & 16th September which will include the Wanneroo/Joondalup Orchid Society, Northern Districts Orchid Society, The Cymbidium Orchid Club and The Species Orchid Society of WA

These four groups will take equal responsibility for the organising,
financing and running of the event and also take equal shares in any profits that accrue

The Australian Native Orchid Society and the Paphiopedilum Study Group may take part this year, but this is yet to be decided. The hope is that in the long run, as many Western Australian orchid societies as
possible will become involved to make this an event to be remembered.

The long term plan is for this event to be held at the same time each year leading into the World Orchid Conference in 2023. Hopefully the public will come used to this and to expect an orchid event to be held each year at that time.

There will be one sales table for orchids and orchid workshops and talks for the general public will be arranged. This will not be a repotting
session for the public however. Those events can become quite messy with diseased orchids and livestock being present on peoples uncared for orchids, and they could spread to members orchids so repotting will not be included.

A casserole night is planned for all the workers on the Saturday night to increase the camaraderie and inclusiveness amongst various orchid
society members.

There have been suggestions that the Inter Society Orchid Display & Workshop could eventually be included as part of this event but no
decisions have been made regarding this at the present time. All is up for future discussion.

As The Cymbidium Orchid Club has their own judges, they would prefer to have a separate judging for their society. All other judging would be carried out by the Orchid Judges Panel of WA.
A venue will be the Aranmore School Hall on Oxford St Leederville.

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Results of the April Meeting

Open Section

Laelinae Alliance
1a
1st Psh. cochleata Tony & Sandy
2nd Psh. cochleata Charly
3rd Psh. cochleata var. alba Noel & Eva
1b


1st Rlc. California Girl 'Orchid Library' John
2nd Rlc. George King 'Serendipity' John
3rd Rlc. (Bonanza Queen South Chyll) 'Arcadia' x Rlc. Mem Warren Jones ' David Littman' AM/AOC. Phil
1c
1st C. Blue Queen 'Wallacia' Noel & Eva
1e
1st C. Porcia Ray

Cymbidium
2e
1st Cym. Zig Zag Kiwi Gillian

Paphiopedilum
3a
1st Paph. Crossianum Mike & Jill
2nd Paph. Lynleigh Koopwitz Mike & Jill
3rd Paph. Gold Dollar Phil
3c
1st Paph. Hsinying Art Pie x Laser Light Ray
2nd Paph. Angel Flight Ray
3rd Paph. Gloriosum x robelenii Mike & Jill

Dendrobeae
4b
1st Den. Hot Lips x (Kuranda Classic) x (Rinnapi Pink x Kyomi Beauty) Ray

Oncidinae
6d
1st Mtssa. Sherlob 'Tolkieu' AM/AOS. Gillian
2nd Dgmra. Winter Wunderland 'White Fairy' Noel & Eva

Vandeae
7a


1st Aer. quinquevulnera Ray
7b
1st V. Unknown Noel & Eva

Australian Native Epiphytes
8a
1st Den. bigibbum 'Top Hat' Tony & Sandy
Species
10b
1st Bulb. thiurum Charly
Any Other Hybrids
11a
1st Prag. Schroderea Ray
11b


1st Ctsm. expansum x Orchidglades 'Yokohama Mike & Jill

Seedlings
12
1st Paph. Gothic Garden x Gavotte Ray

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The Report from the

Inter Society Display and Workshop
"Flowers, Fairytales & Fantasies"

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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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A message from The Water Corporation

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PAPHIOPEDILUM CULTURE NOTES (April - May) by Trevor


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 the plants growth starts to slow, the fertilizer program needs to be adjusted going on 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 fertilizer for flowering size plants as I have found that more plants tend to send up flowers if they are not receiving the fertilizer 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 knock the valuable, long awaited buds off.


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 have 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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