After recent orchid safaris to the Himalayas and Rwanda it is now time to explore the orchid habitats of England. A really special spot is the Hartslock reserve in Oxfordshire and on Wednesday evening we headed there to find some really rare British native orchids. This site has our nearest population of Monkey Orchids, Lady […]
We are pleased to announce that Zygopetalum time has arrived in the Writhlington greenhouse. This Zygopetalum maculatum is wonderfully fragrant as well as drop dead gorgeous. Come and see them for yourself at orchid Christmas.
This month we have a perfect demonstration of how the DNA of parent species influence the character of their hybrid. We have the two species Angraecum sesquipedale and Angraecum eburneum, and their hybrid Angraecum Veitchii all in flower at once. Angraecum sesquipedale is a large growing species that produces a few large flowers each with a twelve […]
Prosthechea brassavolae grows in central America and in our greenhouse in warm America. It is found at 900-2500 meters in wet pine-oak forest. Its flowers are faintly fragrant. It is the orchid on our logo.
Cattleya trianae also known as Flor de mayo (May Flower). It comes from Colombian and is the Colombian Nation Flower this means this orchid need warm to intermediate conditions. Cattleya trianae is a vigorous grower with two growths a year. Cattleya trianae was named after the Colombian botanist Jeronimo Triana. Cattleya trianae is currently out […]