365 days of orchids – day 478 – Oncidium wentworthianaum

  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 from the new pseudobulbs in the spring. Each metre long flower spike with side branches […]


Glowing OFSTED report praises Orchid project

‘The ‘Orchid Project’ is genuinely impressive, with pupils given real life-changing experiences to showcase their work around the world.’ That is according to the new OFSTED report on the Medip Studio School which has given every aspect of the school a ‘Good’. We are delighted that the inspectors took the time a trouble to find […]


365 days of orchids – day 475 – Coelogyne velutina

  Last week I described April as Coelogyne month and here is another stunning species to emphasis my point. Coelogyne velutina has a lot in common with other warm growing species with long pendulous flower stems such as Coelogyne tomentosa, Coelogyne pulverula and Coelogyne swaniana but is very distinct in the colour of the flowers […]