With Orchid Christmas approaching (do come and join us on December 12th 6-9pm) our Cool Americas section is once again turning pink as the Mexican Laelias come into bloom. The first to flower is Laelia gouliana. This is a strong growing species with large fat pseudobulbs and flower spikes up to 120cm long. Each flower […]
We have another of our mini-miniature trisetellas today. Trisitella cordeliae which is really small both in terms of its leaves – just 10mm long and short spikes with small (but relatively large) attractive hairy pink flowers. The flower spikes produce a succession of flowers over a long period. The species is endemic to Peruvian cloud […]
Here are some instructions for those who have purchased orchids in-vitro from us in Bristol.If you have been helped to work in our lab and re-plate your seedlings, they will need about five-six months of growing indoors, away from bright sun (maybe on a book shelf) before de-flasking. If you have seedlings from the sales […]
One of our favourite evenings of the year is the annual party for the Bristol University Botanic Garden Volunteers. This year the year 8 and Year 7 team is in charge with Pip, Naiya, Alex and Millie running a have a go lab and sales table – we will let you know how it goes.
Followers of 365 days of Orchids will have noticed that we are big fans of orchids belonging to the pleurothalidinae – orchids from the tropical americas such as plants from the genera masdevallia, pleurothallis, restrepia and trisitella – many of which have small but fascinating flowers. This species could not be accused of having […]