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Bill Haldane’s Recently Flowering Plants

Bill Haldane’s Recently Flowering Plants

Bill recently sent me photos of his plants that have recently flowered. I particularly like the magnificent Coelogyne rochussenii. This species grows in South East Asia around the Malay peninsular where it is grown into magnificent specimens that are easily grown in...

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Andy Gissing’s Recent Successes

Andy Gissing’s Recent Successes

Here are Andy Gissing's most recent pictures of his well grown plants in bloom. The cymbidium was bought as a young plant which Andy put on our display table a few years ago. It has grown really well since and has produce a greater number of flower spikes. The species...

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More from Bill Haldane

More from Bill Haldane

Epidendrum purum Epidendrum purum is from Ecuador. Bill first saw this some years ago when his group was travelling along a valley floor planted with commercialfruit trees. They all seemed to be in flower but when they got closer it could be seen that each tree was...

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Bill Gardiner’s Latest Beauties

Bill Gardiner’s Latest Beauties

Here are some of Bill's superbly grown plants. The pictures aren't bad either ! (Remember to hover over or click on the photos to see what the plants are.)  

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Andy Gissing’s Latest Beauties

Andy Gissing’s Latest Beauties

Here are pictures and information about some of Andy’s plants that are currently or have recently been in flower.    The Epidendrum medusae was purchased during the spring as a small plant and then mounted on bark which it has really taken to with roots wrapped...

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Janet’s Vandas

Janet’s Vandas

My Vandas have done amazingly well this summer. My four blue based ones have all flowered with big blue (and white) blooms. The unnamed blue one was a going cheap and had the remnants of a flower spike. It is deep purple in reality but my camera likes blue given the...

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Bill Haldane’s Latest

Bill Haldane’s Latest

I hope everyone has been enjoying the lovely summer weather! Great though it has been I am getting fed up carting water around both in the garden and the allotment. My orchids too have found it hard at times and haven't enjoyed the hot bright conditions. They look...

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Virtual Orchid Congress Successes

Virtual Orchid Congress Successes

  The British Orchid Council has just published the results of the Covid19 online Congress it organised to coincide with the Malvern International Orchid Show that unfortunately had to be cancelled. There were approximately 400 entries in total, some from as far...

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More from Andy Gissing!

More from Andy Gissing!

Andy has sent over some great photos of the plants that he had in flower between mid May and mid June. Once again some unusual and superbly grown plants! A note from Andy on how to keep the Psychopsis alive! "The Psychopsis do have a bit of a reputation. Not managed...

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More from Bill Haldane

More from Bill Haldane

Here are photos of two more of Bill Haldane's plants. I know that he stands the pot containing the Coelogyne in a washing up bowl which always contains water.  The plant has responded to this and flowers prolifically and is now probably in a bigger outer container!...

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What a surprise!

What a surprise!

  I have two plants of Coelogyne massangeana-one larger than the other. I have flowered the larger one before but not regularly. They need large pseudobulbs to flower well. Imagine my surprise when a bud appeared on the smaller plant. The flowers are pretty and...

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