Southern Marsh orchids: new page

I’ve been posting about these native orchids for a little while now, detailing my experiences of growing them from seed. I thought it might be useful to have a page where you can access all the posts I have created, so you can see them at a glance. There is a category set up about native British orchids already, but this includes any posts on this topic.

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New orchids!

Ok, I know I said I wouldn’t buy any more orchids this year, but…I had vouchers for Burnham Nurseries that needed spending…


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Native British Orchids: Seed Sowing Workshop

The observant among you may notice that I did not post anything yesterday. That was because I attended a Seed Sowing Workshop with the Hardy Orchid Society in Oxfordshire. I have been a member now for over a year and have not attended any events that they have put on. But, when I had an email about their seed sowing workshop, I had to go. 

Common Spotted Orchids

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Dealing with orchid loss

Sometimes in this hobby, we lose orchids. Not exactly a cheerful experience, but there are some positive things that can be taken away from it. I wanted to share some advice having recently lost an orchid.

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Sadly, my Dendrobium Victoria Reginae has given up. I checked her over this morning and the weight of the cane almost tore the plant from its roots which have all died. Vicky is no more. I’d post a picture but it just makes me sad.

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Let there be light!

In early January, I created a post about the different goals I want to achieve this year with regards to my orchid collection. At number one was improving the light quality that my orchids receive. The idea was to help improve their growth and blooms throughout the coming growing season.


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