Mini Phalaenopsis updates

I have quite a few Phalaenopsis in my collection, with the split between mini Phalaenopsis and not-so-mini Phalaenopsis being about 50/50. I have 5 mini Phals and I thought I’d share with you how they are progressing this growing season. I’ll go through the larger Phalaenopsis in another post soon.


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Native British Orchids: Podcasts – Wild Flower (Half) Hour

I love to learn. This year, I have a number of goals to achieve, some of which involve our native orchids. As part of this, I have been scouring iTunes for podcasts that I can listen to, and stumbled across one that I really enjoy; Wild Flower (Half) Hour.

Common Spotted Orchids

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Dendrobium nobile keiki: new growth

It’s been a little while since I posted about my Dendrobium nobile. Last time, he was not long in bloom and was absolutely stunning.


You may recall that I was a little concerned that he had not produced a new growth…

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Humidity: keeping levels up in a heatwave

If you live in the UK, you’ll be well aware that we are in the middle of a heatwave. If you check your orchids regularly (and at this time of year, I mean daily), you may notice some changes happening with your plants.


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What a difference some water makes…

A while ago, I posted about two orchids that had been given to me by a relative because they are no longer able to care for them. In recent weeks, I stumbled across another orchid in their home that was looking particularly sorry for itself.


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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