Researching orchids: information overload

A little while ago, I created a post about researching orchids. It is a good idea to find out an orchids care requirements before you purchase it. There is a wealth of information online and you can also talk to orchid nurseries (if you are purchasing from them). But, what happens when you have conflicting information? Sometimes, there is so much information available on the internet, it can be difficult to know what is right and what is wrong.

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Researching orchids is important, but sometimes there is too much information available.

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Miltonidium Bartley Schwartz

Meet Bartley.

Part of the Oncidium alliance, this beautiful orchid is pretty tough and easily pleased. An ideal orchid for those wishing to try growing an Oncidium type orchid.

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Water for orchids

When it comes to watering orchids, there are a number of opinions about which type of water is best. For a beginner, this can be confusing and perhaps a little overwhelming. In this post, I’ll try to explain the main different types of water I have come across in my reading. Hopefully by the end of this post, you’ll have a better understanding.

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‘Tis the season: For orchid growth

The days are getting longer and, surprisingly for England, warmer and sunnier! It’s also the time when orchids spring into their growing season. Sundays are usually a watering day for me and this morning I found that my orchids are putting their energy into lots of new growth. Even one of my species orchids has created a new root and has the beginnings of a new leaf!

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A new leaf being produced by Dino (Sarcochylis Hartmanii – a species orchid).

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Native British Orchid page

Another new page on the blog!

As part of my New Year’s resolution, I have been doing some research about orchids that are native to Britain. It is interesting reading, but to cram it all into one post will not do my research any justice. So instead, there will be a series of blog posts covering as much information as I can.

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