One of the real pleasures of having a greenhouse is escaping those cold gloomy winter days into your own little tropical paradise. This morning I escaped to Brazil thanks to Sophronitis cernua. I had the pleasure of seeing this species in the wild on our last school expedition to the Brazilian costal forest (Mata Atlantica) […]
No not the snow, Dendrobium wattii. Some orchids have the most amazingly crisp white flowers and this Christmas the best white is this stunning Dendrobium native to the Eastern Himalayas of Burma, Thailand and Laos. It is another cool grower and we keep it at a minimum of 10ºC. The orange stripes on the lip are […]
Writhlington School may be closed for the holiday but the plants in the school greenhouses never take a break. In fact, christmas is a lovely time with lots of plants flowering in the run up to our peak time in March. Most of the plants we grow are cooler growing orchids native to the tropical […]
Everyone at greenhouse club would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We’ve had an excellent year and look forward to the next one, which will be full of even more Orchids, Conservation, Enterprise and a whole lot of fun!
So, I hear you ask, what has ‘The Big Bang’ got to do with orchids? Well, not a great deal… the Big Bang Science fair in Manchester, though? That’s a whole other story! As some of you may already know, as part of our Sikkim expedition in April this year, I carried out research on […]