Artificial light: an update

It’s been a little while since I posted about the artificial light we installed, so I thought I’d share with you what’s been happening with my orchids so far.


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Native British Orchids: New book page

As well as a book section for my ‘home grown’ orchids, I have created a section on the books I have for native British orchids. The list isn’t huge at the moment; I have a field guide and a book published in the 1970’s, but there will be a new book added in the coming weeks.

If you hover over the Native British Orchids tab on my blog, you will see a drop-down menu with “books” shown underneath. Feel free to have a look!

Common Spotted Orchids

When to repot an orchid

Sometimes there are reasons you may need to repot your orchid, and this post will explore some of them.


There will be another post to follow about how to repot an orchid, but I’d like to talk about what factors influence when you need to change the growing media.

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Dendrobium Victoria Reginae: getting care right

About a year ago, I made a purchase from Burnham Nurseries which included a Dendrobium Victoria Reginae orchid. This particular Dendrobium is the only ‘blue’ orchid. She came from the specimen plant that is housed in Burnham’s Orchid Paradise exhibition (and it is massive!). She came to me as a single cane with leaves growing well.

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