WSBEorchids

Posting an orchid species in flower every day of the year (365 days)

Visitors new to our website will have noticed our feature – 365 days of orchids. At he start of 2017 we set ourselves the challenge of photographing and writing a post every day of the year with a different orchid species. With over 1000 orchid species in our collection we were sure it was possible […]

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Well done to all the Orchid Project team on BBC Countryfile

If anyone missed this evenings Countryfile catch it now here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09170hp/countryfile-roots-and-shoots the BBC camera team made the greenhouse look very jungly and featured lots of wonderful students sharing their passion for orchids. If you want visit the school greenhouses and see the real Orchid Project we are hosting the British Orchid Show (British Orchid Council Congress) on […]

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365 days of orchids – day 224 – Cattleya loddigesii

This compact Cattleya species is found near the coast through southern Brazil and Argentina. It naturally grows in both shady and brightly lit conditions as a medium sized epiphyte or lithophyte. It produces numerous large, long lasting flowers on a short inflorescence during the summer. We grow our plants with our other Cattleyas in our […]

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365 days of orchids – day 223 – Phalaenopsis mariae

This species is native to the Philippines and Borneo where it grows as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte. During the summer it produces pendulous flower spikes which bear a few heavily spotted flowers. The flowers carry a slight fragrance which is most present during the warmest part of the day. Phalaenosis mariae is very […]

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