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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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

More from Bill Gardiner

Some more of Bill’s immaculate plants with some useful cultural information. “Please find enclosed some more orchid photos for the website. I have also included a photo of my shade house which sits in the middle of my garden. It is in full sun but is... read more

Phil Broom’s Cymbidiums (Mainly)

Phil sent some pictures of his collection of Cymbidiums. I think he said that they had originated via Stonham Barns from the collection of the man from Monks Eleigh. “I have enclosed some photos of Cymbidiums I have in bloom. I have also sent a photo of one of... read more

Jacky and Brian Lloyd’s Present

It is always great to hear of the successes of members who grow orchids in the house and take pleasure in their plants when they reflower. It is even better when they produce more bloom than they did previously! This is the Phalaenopsis that Jacky and Brian received... read more

David Kohn’s Recent Flowerings.

David messaged me to include the plants in his greenhouse that have flowered recently or that are flowering now. He wrote the following for inclusion. It contains some useful information:- My greenhouse is set at 13°C and I keep 2 fans running continuously in the roof... read more

Bill Gardiner’s Stupendous Plants!

Bill has sent over these superb photos of his plants and shots of the inside of his greenhouses. They look a picture!. Many are familiar friends. Remember to click on a picture to access the slide show in full screen or just hover the cursor over to show the plant... read more

A success at last!

  My last post was one of doom and gloom so this is what my collection should look like. I have posted some photos of our conservatory which is where I grow my plants. It has its advantages as you can potter in your dressing gown while the tea is brewing but it... read more

Andy Gissing’s Flowering Plants

  Hi Janet Attached are pictures of my Bulbophyllums that are flowering at the moment. These are all growing in a greenhouse with a minimum temperature of 15C. Bulb. Wilbur Chang is a sequential flowering type. Last year it produced 17 flowers on one stem over... read more

More from Bill Haldane

Here are some more of Bill Haldane’s plants that are flowering at the moment. It includes another enormous dangling Coelogyne and a lovely Oncidium laeve which has a delicious perfume. Bill has added that he grows his big Coelogynes in a basin which he keeps... read more

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