As a follow on from my previous post Merry Christmas & a happy New Year, I’ve spent a little time thinking about the things I would like to achieve in 2018 with regards to my orchids. My goals for this year are split into two groups, those relating to my own orchid collection and orchids native to the UK.
After our last orchid hunting trip out into the countryside, I began to wonder whether orchids growing in the wild could be picked. As a child I can remember being told not to pick any flowers that were wild grown, but I wanted further clarification on this subject. Hello Google.
We’ve found another native British orchid. This one was found on the same site as the Green Winged Orchid; in an open meadow. Over a period of several weeks, we have been watching them develop and grow – slowly! Finally, they have bloomed and can now be identified as the Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii).
As an update to the previous post about Green Winged Orchids, today I’d like to share some new photographs of these beautiful plants. My partner and I visited the same place we had previously, and found many more of these particular orchids, as well as a couple of bonuses…
Earlier in the year I posted about Native British Orchids. Today, I’d like to show the first native orchid to the UK that I have seen in bloom (ever!).
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.