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sparkling white!


sparkling white!

The first pleione flower to open, this is pleione formosana snow white. Bought from a rare plants fair last year.



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Beautiful!

19 Feb, 2013

 

ah rare indeed : )

19 Feb, 2013

 

Well done Sticki! Lovely to see this...are you a hardy orchid enthusiast? I would like to grow some, but not too much luck so far!

19 Feb, 2013

amy
Amy
 

How lovely it's a joy to see :o))

19 Feb, 2013

 

Gorgeous!!! I lost my white one from last year. ;o(

19 Feb, 2013

 

Fabulous, Sticki. Is it outside? I see some snowdrops behind.

19 Feb, 2013

 

many thanks everyone,

out of the orchids karen i think i might love these best!

it was outside all summer and autumn klahanie but i brought it inside in january! behind it is part of a maidenhair fern.

19 Feb, 2013

 

Oh that is so beautiful....

19 Feb, 2013

 

Oh what , Sticki ? How beaut it that ?

19 Feb, 2013

 

Wow, that is lovely Sticki, pure White is gorgeous!

19 Feb, 2013

 

what a superb flower & early even by pleione standards, well done ST. Mine are only just thinking about starting to get a move-on. Wonderful photo, your now 'hooked' are'nt you ?? Do NOT look at ebay pleione sales ST, it is fatal, & it's now peak selling time.

19 Feb, 2013

 

Exquisite, lovely to see something so unusual and in flower so early.

19 Feb, 2013

 

Many many thanks one and all! I love the white janey, thanks DD, wildrose and driad

Bampy you got me started on these, so a very big thank you to you, they are amazing aren't they, the purple one is very nearly there, maybe tomorrow?
eBay bampy? What's that?! ;-)))
If you see me making a comment tomorrow that there is no tea you will know I bid all my money on a new pleione!

19 Feb, 2013

 

It's very beautiful!!! There's several varieties which grow outside at the San Diego Zoo. They are large and spectacular when in bloom.

20 Feb, 2013

 

walk away from the ebay light ST, there is no know cure for pleioneitis ! I started off with a few Tongariro, that led onto the harder stuff , the Shantungs & before I knew it I was hooked on Forrestii. Personally I think I'm too late looking at your snow white formosana, your hooked ! LOL ;-)))

20 Feb, 2013

 

Very beautiful flower Sticki, and so purest white. Goodness Bampy I'd never remember all the names.

20 Feb, 2013

 

delonix can you get a picture please? they sound lovely

bampy you are very naughty ~ telling me about more of them!!! i shall be forced to look them up now!!!

thanks linda ~ i have to rely on the labels but im sure the squirrels steal them!

ooops, have a look at these [note ~ not ebay!]

http://www.albiflora.be/plantdetail.php?id=211

http://www.albiflora.be/plantdetail.php?id=232

might be doing a little research!!

20 Feb, 2013

 

there is a rare plants fair near me in autumn I think - have to go there this year...
very nice one:)

20 Feb, 2013

 

thanks kasy ~ i think you are right about the fair ~ i googled the other day and saw:

http://www.rareplantfair.co.uk/fairs/2013-high-glanau-manor,-nr-monmouth.aspx

and

http://www.rareplantfair.co.uk/fairs/2013-llanover-house,-nr-abergavenny.aspx

[second one part of a food festival?!!!]

20 Feb, 2013

 

Oh what a beauty Sticki.....ebay or not tebay!!!

20 Feb, 2013

 

um well, i did look but dont tell bampy!!!

[got this one from a plant fair last year]

20 Feb, 2013

 

I might look for pewter otters and the like....

20 Feb, 2013

 

thats a good idea!

real otters are lovely too!

20 Feb, 2013

 

Yes but they make a mess of the fishpond. I love otters too Sticki. My sister's neighbour in Suffolk had koi fish in his fishpond and kept finding them decapitated in the garden. It was otters. They now have the pond covered.

20 Feb, 2013

 

Well....just spent a good 20 mins on ebay looking at pewter otters and other animals and english pointers....could easily have a go with the mosaicy bits and there's a lovely pointer pint glass for D.!!

Otters are lovely in the wild but as you say Lindak, nowhere near your fish pond!

20 Feb, 2013

 

didnt realise they were in suffolk ~ must look out next time i go there!

decapitated is not nice!

sounds perfect lulu!

20 Feb, 2013

 

Sounds pricey!!

20 Feb, 2013

 

oh dear!......back to the charity shop?

20 Feb, 2013

 

usually the Llanover Garden was open in spring. Went there twice:
Here is the little reminder:
http://www.growsonyou.com/visit/show/442-llanover-garden.
This year it is open to the public in September - looking forward to see it then.
Not so sure about Abergavenny food festival - don't like crowds, lol.

20 Feb, 2013

 

thanks kasy ~ dont let me forget in september!

20 Feb, 2013

 

write down in you diary - coming to visit friends in SE Wales;-)

20 Feb, 2013

 

thanks kasy! nice plan!

20 Feb, 2013

 

:)

20 Feb, 2013

 

:0)

20 Feb, 2013

 

Absolutely gorgeous!

23 Feb, 2013

 

thanks bernieh, i love them too!

23 Feb, 2013

 

WOW!!! terrific color:-)))

24 Feb, 2013

 

thanks junna, i expect you have plants like this too dont you?

24 Feb, 2013



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