365 days of orchids – day 523 – Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Dactylorhiza fuchsii is our native common spotted orchid and surely one of the most wonderfully variable orchid species you could come across. We have two of our seed raised clones in flower at the moment (above) which show the fantastic diversity in the species. We grow plants in large pots of soil based compost in […]


365 days of orchids – day 520 – Dendrobium victoria-regina

This wonderful blue flowered Dendrobium species is a cool growing epiphyte, native to the Philippines where it grows on moss covered trees in consistent moisture all year round and good air movement.  It is a free flowering species, but the peak of its flowering seems to be in June when it produces the first flush. […]