I’m still here…

Just a little message to say, I haven’t dropped off the face of the Earth, but life has been extremely busy for me lately and there has been no time left to blog. However, now my feet are touching the ground again, there will be more content and updates coming soon including:-

  • Updates on the Harry Potter orchids (Southern Marsh orchids)
  • Information on two species of orchid spotted so far this year
  • New orchids!
  • Orchids in Bloom updates
  • and more…

Happy growing!



Caring for an orchid after the first bloom

Recently, people have been asking me whether an orchid can be ‘saved’ after it has finished blooming. Several orchids have been presented to me by concerned owners, thinking that their plant is in trouble: “It’s flowers have fallen off, what do I do?”


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Goals for 2019

With 2018 drawing to a close, it’s time to look back at what has been achieved this year in the grow space. At the beginning of 2018, I had 5 goals relating to my “tropical” orchids and to native British orchids. 3 out of 5 seems quite reasonable to me.

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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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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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