Correct poster above – sorry for sending out the wrong one last week. This is the first in a series of regular public lectures at Writhlington/Mendip Studio School. We are all set with a brief history of the key events in the development of the orchid project along with opportunities to get involved in a […]
This is the fourteenth Cymbidium species to feature on 365 days and one of the most unusual. Again it is a species we have seen in Sikkim and in the wild or cultivation it is instantly recognisable from its very thin pendulous flower spikes with glossy pendulous flowers that smell of jasmine. We have […]
To follow Trisetella scobina we have Trisitella cordeliae which is even smaller both in terms of its leaves – just 10mm long and much shorter spikes with small (but relatively large) attractive hairy pink flowers. Like T. scobina, the flower spikes produce a succession of flowers over a long period. The species is endemic to […]
The show has now drawn to a close, and it held some very interesting and remarkable species, mostly on the Ecuagenera display. amongst them was the grand champion plant, a large Dendrobium parvulum, a species that you really do not see enough in the UK. Some of the other notable plants were several Phragmipedium kovachii, […]
One of our plants of Darwins Comet Orchid – Angraecum sesquipedale from Madagascar – is about to open its flower. For the past month we have been watching the spur below the bud get longer…and longer …and longer. Today it went past 30cm on Joe’s ruler – we need a longer ruler!