Orchids

A Walk Around The Peak

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Spending time in Hong Kong is no great hardship. But after a week in showrooms so crammed with Christmas sparkle that you can almost […]

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A Floral Cure

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Apart from having a hectic work week, I’ve also been struggling with blogger’s block. Lots to write about but just not finding the requisite […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Disa uniflora ‘Red River’

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Like the red playing card soldiers from Alice in Wonderland, the scarlet flowers of Disa uniflora ‘Red River’ marched across Dave Parkinson’s incredible exhibit […]

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Hampton Court Flower Show 2013: My Top 10 Plants

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Like a horticultural fashion show, Britain’s flower shows provide the launch pad for new ideas in gardening and the latest introductions from breeders and […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

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Looking for all the world like neatly groomed Victorian moustaches, these eccentric flowers belong to Paphiopedilum rothschildianum, Rothschild’s slipper orchid.  They seem a fitting […]

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Petunias and Prayer Flags

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Few places in the world conjure up a more romantic image than Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Like Mandalay, another city with poetic associations, […]

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Scents of Saigon

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On the odd occasion my work and love of plants and flowers cross over – usually when it comes to sourcing artificial flowers, but […]

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Party Flowers

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Apart from the anticipation of seeing all my wonderful friends, one of the highlights of preparing for my 4oth birthday party was arranging the […]

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Celebrating Forty with Phalaenopsis

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Yes, The Frustrated Gardener is 40 today.  Happy Birthday to me!  Rather than indulging in a mid life crisis I am having something of […]

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Down to earth with a bump

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So, here we are. Mid November and just 40 days until Christmas. Despite my working life revolving around the festive season, I can feel […]

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