With the Bristol University Bee and Pollination Festival just a week away it is time to start checking which orchids will be good to go. One that will be at its peak is Stelis lapoi which has more flower spikes on this August than ever before. Stelis lapoi is one of our larger Stelis species […]
We are preparing for one of our favourite weekends in the calendar. From 10-5 next Saturday and Sunday the Bristol University Botanic Garden will be a ‘buzz’ with people and activities including students from the orchid project introducing the public to the amazing stories of orchids and their diverse pollinators.
We generally have less orchids in flower in the summer than other times of the year as most species are in the middle of their growing season. It is therefore great to have some species in the collection that flower throughout the year. One species that is always in flower in the greenhouse is Epidendrum […]
We have a number of very attractive species that are found labelled either Odontoglossum or Oncidium and we have adopted the approach of the International Odontoglossum Alliance and relabelled ours as Odontoglossums. Odontoglossum multistelare is a cool growing species found in cloud forests at around 2000m altitude from Ecuador to Peru. The plant produces branched spikes […]
We have one of our favourite species in flower at the moment, a species that reminds us of the forests of South and Central America. Pleurothallis grobyi is a delightful miniature species recorded from as far North as Mexico and as far south as Peru and Brazil. The clone we have here in cultivation […]