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orchidFrom Iain Wright on 14th April 2020
Coelogyne massangeana
This is the bud of a long pendant set of flowers.
orchidFrom Iain Wright on 22nd April 2020
Coelogyne massangeana
Whilst it is hansome in full flower, it is the devil to carry to a show or meeting.
orchidFrom Iain Wright on 30th April 2020
Coelogyne massangeana
It lasts about a fortnight in perfection.
orchidFrom Iain Wright on 16th May 2020
Coelogyne massangeana
I took the flower stem off as most of them had failed. Rotating the pot shows the next two buds developing nicely.
This plant always flowers in this succession, the first on its own and the second and third together. Strange!
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Dendrobium Meinen Hebammen
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Phal belina Ponkan x manii black
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Phal speciosa x equestris
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
phal Liodoro
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Phal. Janine (speciosa x lindenii)
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Phal. KS super zebra
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Trichopilia marginata
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Epidendrum Rene Marques
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Chysis bractescens
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Chysis bractescens
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Phrag.schlimii
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Epi Rene Marques x Catt. schilleriana
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Dendrobium type noblie Hot Pulany
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 1st May 2020
Paph. Pinocchio (glaucophyllum x primulium)
orchidFrom Cath Stevens on 5th May 2020
Coelogyne massangeana
orchidFrom Cath Stevens on 5th May 2020
Pleione
orchidFrom Cath Stevens on 5th May 2020
Polystachya vulcanica
orchidFrom Cath Stevens on 5th May 2020
Polystachya vulcanica
orchidFrom Celia Wright on 11th May 2020
Cypripedium bed
This raised bed was made especially for cypripediums. It has been quite sunny until the last 2-3 weeks until the shrubs came into leaf, keeping it in shade for the rest of the summer.
orchidFrom Celia Wright on 11th May 2020
Cypripedium x ventricosum
This is a natural hybrid between C. calceolus and C. macranthos occuring in Russia, Mongolia, northeastern China and North & South Korea
orchidFrom Celia Wright on 11th May 2020
Unnamed Cypripedium
This grows elsewhere on a gentle north facing slope under shrubs, so shaded from May onwards.
We bought this plant at an weekend AGM of the Alpine Garden Society a few years ago. There are often 'interesting' things for sale there!
orchidFrom Celia Wright on 11th May 2020
Epipactis Sabine emerging shoots
In a sunnier place elsewhere, Epipactis Sabine is putting up good growths.
Hopefully there will be some of this or other epipactis in the CANWOS Auction next year.
orchidFrom Iain Wright on 10th May 2020
A Welcome Visitor
I had just installed a fogger on the bench to the right - as opposed to on the floor - when my eye was caught by the large piece of bark sitting between the slats on the middle upstand.
But of course, it wasn't bark!
orchidFrom Iain Wright on 10th May 2020
Bufo bufo OR Rana tempororia?
There are two questions. The first is frog or toad, though its relative youth is obvious. The gap between the slats is 16 mm. The white mark in its nose is odd. Looks like a present from a small passing bird!
orchidFrom Iain Wright on 10th May 2020
Bufo bufo
The second question is how did something that small get up onto the bench - 80cm from the floor and then up a further 15cm ? Do toads fly? Do they adseil like slugs?
orchidFrom Iain Wright on 10th May 2020
Maxillaria tenuifolia
A good red flower with a strong sweet coconutty sort of perfume. Easier to grow as a small plant. It can become very unwieldy as a large specimen.
orchidFrom Iain Wright on 16th May 2020
Schomburghia tibicinis
Just discovered that this has been moved into the the 'Ant Loving' genus Myrmecophila. Will I be changing the label; probably not. It takes too much effort looking after the metre high spike on this large plant to worry about such details.
orchidFrom Iain Wright on 16th May 2020
Schomburghia tibicinis
The flower is quite nice though, as long as I can keep it out of the range of the roof fan which chopped it off last year. It has been used quite a bit in breeding.
orchidFrom Iain Wright on 16th May 2020
Odontoglossum naevium
A very pretty odont from Venezuela and Colombia. Likes good light and tolerates my intermediate temperatures though it would probably prefer cooler.
orchidFrom Iain Wright on 16th May 2020
Odontoglossum naevium
orchidFrom Iain Wright on 17th May 2020
Lycaste Yoko's Sister
A nice Lycaste hybrid, cruenta x aromatica, made in 1999. Note the pair of two-to-a-stem flowers, quite unusual in lycaste which are usually single.