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Cymbidium lowianum ‘concolor’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1183

 Can I take this opportunity to wish everyone well during the COVID19 crisis. It is going to make spring 2020 rather different than planned for the Orchid Project as we expect our forthcoming shows to be cancelled. The school is still open so thankfully we are still amongst our orchids every day. This Sunday is […]

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Dendrobium pugioniforme – 365 days of orchids – day 1182

   To complement Saturday’s Dendrobium gracilicaule we have today’s unusual species from Australia. Dendrobium pugioniforme is a remarkable orchid  with thick pointed leaves produced along long pendulous stems. The flowers begin to appear on our plant in early March and the last ones go over at the end of April. As can be seen from […]

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Coelogyne stricta – 365 days of orchids – day 1181

Today’s orchid is this giant coelogyne species from the Himalayas. This plant of Coelogyne stricta has been growing at Writhlington since 1995 when it arrived as a single bulb and the plant is now 2m across. Each year it produces long upright spikes of around 15 fragrent white flowers with lovely yellow and orange lip […]

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Dendrobium gracilicaule – 365 days of orchids – day 1180

We have another dendrobium today but this one is Native to Australia. This delicate dendrobium species is less commonly seen the much larger growing related species such as Dendrobium speciosum and Dendrobium x delicatum but its nodding creamy yellow flowers with red spotted reverses are very charming. This species is a reported as native to Queensland […]

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