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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 […]
It seems that the summer is really here…..it must be because the older members of greenhouse club are stuck in exams all day! Summer is the time that most tropical orchids do most of their growing as summer is the wet season in tropical climates. So what should you be doing to keep your orchids […]
Dendrobium densiflorum flowering in SikkimI am often asked the question “which is your favourite orchid?” a question I always struggle to answer definitively. Howerver I can tell you what my favourite orchid is today – Dendrobium densiflorum. This stunning orchid is one I have had the pleasure of finding in the wild in the Sikkim […]
May is here and the top tip from Writhlington is get out into the countryside and find yourself some British orchids to admire. At the moment you could find Early spider orchid like the one above flowering at Dancing Ledge in Dorset last weekend, Green Winged orchid and early purple orchid. (go to read more […]