It is great to hear from windowsill orchid growers (see Calling all windowsill growers) and here is a great photo showing how Agnes and Ed make the most of their windowsill space – I think that must be Brassia verrucosa in flower.
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 […]
We are fortunate to have a number of interesting little bulbophyllums in flower this week and the star amongst them is this species from South East Asia with masses of deep red flowers on a miniature plant. The species is reported from 600-2000m but with us it definitely prefers to grow on the cooler side […]
The first of our native species to flower in the temperate section of our greenhouse is the fragrant orchid – Gymnadenia conopsea. This species is present in nearby Wiltshire and Clay Hill is a great spot to enjoy the opportunity to lie down and admire its scent. Our seed raised native species grow in large pots […]
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. […]