I find it hard to believe that we haven’t posted this astonishing Masdevallia before on 365 days. Several Masdevallia species have very bright flowers but M. lucernula must be our brightest species and with its scarlet tubular flowers positively glowing against its dark green leaves. The name means little lantern which a great name to […]
This is the next in our series of articles about orchid culture at the Orchid Project. Do check out the rest of our culture articles here. In the School Greenhouse our most diverse and crowded section is ‘Cool Americas’ where we grow around 400 species of orchids from the mountains of South and Central America. […]
A massive thank you to the Cheltenham Orchid Society yesterday’s show. The student team were fantastic and spent the day talking to orchid growers and explaining about their work at Mendip and Writhlington. We also had a really busy time on the sales table so well done to all of Orchid Project for growing such […]
This fragrant species (kind of sweet spicy) from Central America is new to 365 days of orchids. We find the species is one of our more vigorous Gongoras and although the flowers spikes are not that long and the flowers are less dramatic than some of its cousins (it lack of spots, eyes and bright […]
Unusually we have lots of red and orange orchids and Hannah and Issy have put them together in a naturalistic display with some of our old mendip oak.