Masdevallia lappifera – 365 days of orchids – day 1097

As those who visited last saturday will have seen, ee have a diversity of Masdevallias flowering in the greenhouse. One of our most robust and reliable Masdevallias is this species from Ecuador. The large flowers are produced on short stems and are remarkable for the purple ‘hairs’ on the lip which give the species its name […]


Epidendrum ciliare – 365 days of orchids – day 1096

For those who missed Orchid Christmas we have another sales event on Thursday evening at the Carol Concert (6.30-7pm) This attractive epidendrum species is found right through Central America and down through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Out of flower it looks very like a uni-foliate cattleya but soon shows it’s unique character when the flower […]


Laelia anceps – 365 days of orchids – day 1094

This wonderful orchid is always in full flower for our annual Orchid Christmas Celebration and this year was no exception. Flowers are really variable in shape and colour as shown by the three photos. The first is a more normal punk clone, the second is the very large flowered and large growing Laelia anceps ‘veitchiana’ […]