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365 days of orchids – day 640 – Stenoglottis longifolia

This species is closely related to Stenoglottis fimbriata (day 627) and is also a terrestrial species from South Africa. It is found on mossy banks in the Drakensberg Mountains and so is a really cool growing orchid. We grow the species in our Temperate section with a minimum winter temperature of 4C and vents that […]

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365 days of orchids – day 639 – Polystachya pachychila

One treat in the greenhouse this week is the many flowered branched spikes of Polystachya pachychila. This is a small flowered African species and we have seen it growing in Nyungwe National Park Rwanda on our five expeditions to work with schools and colleges  from 2013 – 2016. The photo below shows the species growing […]

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365 days of orchids – day 637 – Trichopilia turialbae

October is a very diverse time of the year for our flowering orchids and it is always a treat when this tichopilia unfurls its large flowers. This is a warm growing species from Central America found from Nicaragua to Panama and the nearby regions of Colombia. The short lived but very attractive and fragrant flowers […]

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Orchid Project Students work with Bristol University Botanic Garden Staff to plan orchid display improvements

Orchid project students have been working with the amazing staff of the Bristol University Botanic Garden for twelve years and today a new team began to plan a major revamp to the orchid display in the Sub-tropical house. The revamp also entailed getting rid of the existing furniture and getting some teak patio furniture. In […]

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