Gathering plants for our display in Galsgow this weekend we are pleased to have Dendrobium densiflorum in flower. Dendrobium densiflorum has to be one of the most dramatic orchids we grow, and we have been fortunate to see it flowering its natural habitat too. In Sikkim the species grows at around 1000m where it lives […]
I have just finished preparing plants for our Glasgow Orchid Fair sales table and am delighted to have 103 species on our sales list. Thanks again must go to my wonderful team of students and volunteers for all their hard work propagating plants in the lab and the greenhouse.
Some orchids, such as this species, are very straight forward to grow and always flower reliably. This large growing Oncidium species is native to Central America where it is found as an epiphyte in dryish forest from about 500 to 1500m altitude. The plant grows new growths rapidly during the summer and then long spikes […]
The Easter holiday is shading time for our greenhouses at home. The larger greenhouse (left) is our cool house which gets external shading and the hot house (right) has internal shading, all in 50% shade net. You will see that the sides of the cool greenhouse are permanently shaded by withy fence panels and that I […]
After a short break in flowering our specimen Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi is again erupting in flowers from its six active flower spikes. Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi is almost always in flower with its successive flowers produces from branched flattened flower stems, and the flower stems can flower for several years. This is great for interest in the greenhouse […]