WSBEorchids

Schoenorchis juncifolia – 365 days of orchids – day 971

  We have another of our Borneo species today with this pendulous species with unusual purply pink flowers. This pretty orchid flowers several times each year from its long pendulous stems but saves its main flowering for August. The species is native to Java and Borneo and in the wild it is found at around 1000m […]

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Restrepia contorta – 365 days of orchids – day 970

Another rainy morning in Radstock today, and of course it is wet season in the greenhouse as well, reflecting the seasonal summer rains experienced by most tropical habitats. Some plants enjoy life really wet and restrepias certainly enjoy a wet summer. Our restrepias are looking magnificent at the moment and Restrepia contorta stands out with […]

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Cymbidium aliofolium – 365 days of orchids – day 969

Most of our cool growing cymbidium species flower in the winter and spring, and are now busy growing their new growths that will flower next year. This warm growing cymbidium flowers sporadically during the year and often flowers in August. We have seen Cymbidium aliofolium growing abundantly in seasonally dry hot forest in Sikkim, Arunachal […]

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Mendip Studio School and the Northumberland Green Winged Orchid Conservation Project

We are delighted to be taking part in a conservation initiative lead by Northumberland Wildlife Trust, and co-ordinated by the Hardy Orchid Society, to raise about Green winged orchids from seed to be re-introduced into former sites in the county. We have been sent seed and fresh mycorrhizal fungus for raising plants in the Mendip Propagation […]

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