Bulbophyllum ambrosia is one of our most fragrant orchids with a wonderful scent of sweet warm honey. As you can see from the photos this is a a very pretty species that produces masses of single flowers on very thin stems so that they appear to float around the plant. The species is native to […]
Now we are in February this gorgeous little miniature from Brazil is in flower again. Sophronitella violacea is native to Organ Mountains in Brazil where it grows in forests around 1000m and its flowers are 2.5cm across which is really rather large for this tiny species with 2cm pseudobulbs each topped by a single leaf. […]
It is a surprise that we have not featured Restrepia guttulata on 365 days before – this is a wonderfully spotted species – and one we should have included in ‘orange week’ Restrepia guttulata like most restrepias is a cloud forests species enjoying cool, wet conditions. The species is found through the length of the […]
My snow team volunteers have been looking after the greenhouse again today while I was speaking to the OSGB in Westminster. It was lovely to be so welcomed by OSGB members after a long drive from the snowy west country.
No more snow here but a hard frost so we will have a greenhouse surrounded in snow for a while I think.