Week 7’s orchid of the week is the dramatic South American species Gongora grossa. I know that Martha, Tallis who are in charge of our Gongoras will be delighted. Thanks as always to all of you who voted. The vote for orchid of week 8 will open next Saturday.
Next Saturday our plants will be displayed at the South West Orchid Show (25th Feb) at the village hall, Monkton Heathfield Nr Taunton TA2 8NE 10:30 am – 4:00 pm. This is always the first Society show we attend each year. We won’t have a sales table this year, just a display, but for fans […]
Yes, we have arrived at day 50 of our 365 days of orchid species in flower at the Writhlington School Orchid Project. Time to celebrate so here is Cochlioda noezliana a startling scarlet species from the cloud forests of Colombia that has been a major influence on orchid breeding since its discovery and the orchid […]
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This lovely orchid is native to the Philippines where it is reported as growing on mossy limestone cliffs at an altitude of 1400m. It grows strong vertical canes that in a mature plant can reach 1m in height, the flowers are produced in pendulous sprays of ten to twenty flowers.Flowers are produced from older pseudobulbs and […]