WSBEorchids

Lepanthopsis astrophora – 365 days of orchids – day 1549

This is one of our iconic miniatures. Lepanthopsis astrophora has leaves less than 1cm long and relatively long spikes of tiny flowers each of which is a perfect purple star (hence the name). The flowers are long lasting and the species is in flower for most of the year although this month plants are looking […]

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Bulbophyllum lilacium – 365 days of orchids – day 1548

This wonderful orchid species is a great reminder of our visits to Laos and the wonderful Bulbophyllums of South East Asia. We came across Bulbophyllum lilacium on our first visit to Laos in 2005 with it’s distinct habit of bulbs separated by a long rhizome that let the plant wrap itself around the trunks of […]

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Easthill Field, Frome, is saved from development

Those of us campaigning to save this wonderful five acres of ancient parkland/ wood pasture, on the edge of Frome, are celebrating the announcement today that Mendip District Councils controlling Liberal group have decided to drop proposals for housing on the site. Thanks for all those who have supported the campaign for the continuing futures […]

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Schonburgkia splendida – 365 days of orchids – day 1547

Schomburgkia is a genus related to Cattleya, and includes a number of large growing plants with impressive spikes of unusual flowers. As you can see Schomburgkia splendida is a large growing plant with flower spikes a metre long that are topped by a closely packed group of 20-30 flowers. Schomburgkia splendida is native to Ecuador […]

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