We have lots of fragrant orchids in flower this week and our Warm Americas section is especially fragrant thanks to Prosthechea aemula. Prosthechea aemula is a vigorous grower with 15cm pseudobulbs and 25cm long dark green leaves produced each summer and long lasting sprays of up to nine flowers from each pseudobulb in early spring. […]
Pride of place in the greenhouse this week goes to this wonderful specimen of Laelia anceps with 14 spikes of large and flamboyant flowers. Different clones of the species has been flowering in the greenhouse since December and are a key part of our winter greenhouse. The flowers of Laelia anceps are really variable in […]
Today we have restocked the online shop and we have included several species for the first time.
We featured Cattleya coccinea as orchid of the day on January 15th but we now have three different clones in full flower and I felt we needed to share the spectacle. These seed grown plants are a wonderful reminder of our expeditions to Brazil (photo of the species in Brazil below) and a real lesson […]
Yesterday’s talk was a great chance to share some of our special orchids but we missed this one. Maxillaria porphyrostele was one of the first orchids to arrive at the Writhlington School Orchid Project in the early 1990’s and it is still going strong although it has been divided many times. Both small plants and […]