Today we are greeted by the joyful prospect of our first Cattleya coccinea flower of the spring. This plant is flowering for the second time from seed sown in 2014 and this year the flower is much larger, from a larger bulb, at 6cm across. This wonderful small growing species with large flowers a classic […]
A significant proportion of our orchid species we classify as miniature orchids. ‘Miniature’ is, as Einstein would say, “relative” and so there are miniature orchids advertised that are rather large. When a teenager in the 1970s, working at Keith Andrew Orchids in Dorset, I was excited to be involved in Keith’s breeding of miniature Cymbidiums […]
Following our recent live Zoom to the Keynsham’s Avon Wildlife Trust Group a lovely article has appeared in the local newspaper. If you would like a live talk for your orchid society or wildlife group please send us an e-mail.
This diminutive orchid is one we are very fond of. Dendrobium eriiflorum is another Sikkim species, and one we found growing from 1500-2000m in the reserves of Fambong Lho and Maenam. It was growing on small mossy trees in regrowth forest where it enjoys a warm wet summer and a cooler dryer winter. We find […]
It was a real pleasure presenting to our friends at the Hilo Orchid Society along with orchid enthusiasts from the other Hawaiian islands. Four students came into school especially (before 7am) to talk about their orchids and experiences in Sarawak. All students took a Lateral Flow Covid test to be able to attend. The photo […]