Entries by Ross Maidment

Hello Orchid Growers August 2019

August Growers Group Meeting saw over 100 enthusiastic orchid growers participating – learning about orchid culture, meeting new friends and having a wonderful afternoon tea. Some members from a local orchid society (Brisbane Orchid Society) joined the afternoon and all gave very positive feedback about the experience.The main topic of the afternoon was potting. Following are some of the key points we discussed….

Hello Orchid Growers July 2019

Next Growers Group Meeting will be Saturday 3rd August. With Spring approaching the main topic of the afternoon will be potting – Theory and Practice. We aim to set you up with all you need to know to start the season on the right footing.Last month we covered pests and Diseases with special attention to virus in orchids. Over the past decades I have been involved in Orchid Virus studies sponsored by the AOC, exchange of information with local and overseas nurseries and conducted and / or been privy to the results of many thousands of virus tests. Following is information about virus in orchids we feel valuable to your success. Also are a number of links to further information if you are interested….

Hello Orchid Growers March 2019

Orchid Growers Group in February discussed various orchid house designs and set ups. Russ’s revamped construction model was a big hit in the demonstration. Just because you have an orchid house does not mean you are guaranteed good culture…..

Hello Orchid Growers February 2019

The Banking Royal Commission established that most problems in Banking culture start at the top and work down (at a cost of million’s). Aranbeem Orchid Growers group established that most problems in orchid culture start at the bottom and work up (at a cost of $0)…..

Hello Orchid Growers January 2019

Today Orchid marketing is dominated by ‘See photo, like photo, buy photo!’ Mericlones are central to the market and the perception is that what you see is what you get. This is not necessarily always the case as there are many factors affecting the outcome…