Getting to Grips with Hardy Orchids

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I can see a new addiction coming from a mile off, so on the whole I steer well clear of orchids. Over the ages […]

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April Showers

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Unpredictability is the name of the game when it comes to British weather, but one old proverb certainly promises to ring true in 2019: […]

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RHS London Orchid Show & Plant Fair 2018

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Orchids are extraordinary flowers. They display remarkable diversity in colour, size and form. Some are scented, some are designed to entrap insects and few, […]

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Golden Wonder

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  This solitary, banana-shaped bud belongs to the one and only yellow pleione species, P. forrestii, just one of which has found its way […]

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Dazzling Disas

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  Being a man of the world, it takes quite a lot to impress me. Yet Dave Parkinson’s display of South African disa orchids […]

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Plants and Peace on The Peak

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One of the many wonderful things about writing this blog is that I am slowly building up an invaulable record of what I did […]

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Spring Flower Candy: Pleione formosana

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I will be devoting a post to a different spring flower each day this week, and they don’t come much more special than Pleione formosana. I […]

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Sizzling Cymbidium

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I promised myself an hour or so this afternoon to catch up with a mountain of unread magazines, but typically I’ve ended distracted by […]

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Burmese Days

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Young Boy, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, Inle Lake It was exactly one year ago that we were in Burma, enjoying a magical holiday […]

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