Dendrobium Nobile keiki – update

A while ago I posted about orchid keikis. A family member kindly gifted one of their own Dendrobium Nobile keikis to me, as she had two growing on her mother plant, and I’m pleased to say he is doing well. The keiki itself is strong and happy, the presence of sap suggests he is getting plenty of water to help sustain him.

Dendrobium Nobile keiki
My Dendrobium nobile keiki that was gifted to me by a family member.

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Native British Orchids: Green Winged Orchid

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!).

Green Winged Orchid
Green Winged Orchid

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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.

Sarcochylis Hartmanii
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!

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

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