Todays sad news has reminded me of our meeting with Prince Philip in 2004, at the RHS anniversary show. He was great with students Chris and Callum, reflecting his commitment to young people, and declared the orchid project “Marvellous”. He will be greatly missed.
Regulars at our online shop will have noticed that for the first time since April 2020 it is empty! Don’t worry we will be restocking this week after an Easter Break, and in time for our virtual talk to Devon Orchid Society.
To finish Dendrobium week we have another of our favourite dendrobiums. Dendrobium loddigessii is a small growing but spectacular species found in Laos, Vietnam and Southern China. The species is semi deciduous and grows pseudobulbs no longer than 10cm The growths grow quickly each summer and then drop some of their soft leaves in the […]
Thursday’s orchid in Dendrobium week is the Dendrobium jenkinsii, a miniature close relative of yesterday’s Dendrobium lindleyi. This is a delightful small growing species from the Eastern Himalayas and South East Asia. The species is well suited to growing mounted as its bulbs hug the surface of the cork. Flowers are produced at in […]
I hope that you are enjoying Dendrobium week as much as I am. Today’s species is Dendrobium lindleyi a lovely small growing orchid that gives clouds of large flowers well clear of the stiff leathery leaves. This plant was deflasked in 2010 and so is 13 years from seed and is still no bigger than […]