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 […]
Having just returned from a two week trip to the Sikkim Himalaya I can’t help but notice the wonderful Himalayan orchids flowering in the Writhlington Orchid Project greenhouses. I feel that one of the best things about growing exotic plants in a greenhouse is the way it transports you to the world’s most exciting habitats.
We’ve decided to make use of the school’s brand new dining facilities to take some time to think about the future. This lovely room is a great place for sitting and eating, but is also the only place in the school we are allowed to drink coffee!
Orchid seeds are incredible. One orchid seed pod can have up to 2.6 million seeds in. This is a brilliant survival technique for the orchid, but such an advantage comes at a price. Each orchid seed must be invaded by a mycorrhizal fungas. The orchid seed then uses the fungas to give it the energy […]