The newest addition under our Orchid Culture tab is a full article about the way that we grow cool Asian orchids at School based on our observations of the forests of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the Himalayas. Do have a look and tell us what you think. Follow this link or go to the tab
Today the whole of the greenhouse was filled with the most gorgeous scent thanks to our large plant of Maxillaria picta. It reminds me of the first time we found the species in Brazil. In April 2000 a group of students and I were walking through regrowth forest at around 1200m and were stopped in […]
Some orchids make me wish I had better eyesight and this is one of them. Platystele stenostachya is a mini-miniature found all the way from Mexico in the north to Peru in the South. It has been reported from sea level up to 1700m and with such a range is not surprisingly a variable species […]
We were greeted by a dramatic sky this morning as we turned our attention to Orchid Christmas on 12th December. We have our German exchange students planning their German Christmas cooking, Issy preparing her unique orchid baubles and lots more. Keep an eye out for updates.
As winter draws in we are surrounded by Cymbidium species in spike or in flower and one of the most unusual is this very pendulous species from the Himalayas. Cymbidium cochleare is a species we have seen in Sikkim and in the wild or cultivation it is instantly recognisable from its very thin pendulous […]