Tag Archives: Orchids

Six on Saturday – Promise

19/01/2019 It’s been a funny old week, with nothing playing out as normal. Of course it has turned distinctly chilly. So I’ve had to fleece the plants in the cold greenhouse twice so far and brought in one pot of … Continue reading

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#30DaysWild – Challenge Accepted!

It seems that I’ve not written much on the blog for a while, mainly because it is a tremendously busy time of year in the garden. Any spare moments were filled with sowing/planting and are now, necessarily, filled with watering … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Orchids

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Orchidelirium and getting out of the cold

I’ve never been sure whether I like orchids or not, possibly because they look so artificial in all their frivolous splendour. In fact it took me several visits to my sister’s house before I realised that her glorious, perpetually-flowering specimen … Continue reading

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Looking for a man!

OK, I couldn’t resist that title …. but it really should read man orchid (Orchis anthropophora, recently changed from Aceras anthropophorum on DNA evidence). The man orchid is a UK native, hardy orchid, which favours sunny conditions on free-draining, calcareous … Continue reading

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So to cheer myself up, I went on an orchid quest …

Having accidentally found a patch of bee orchids in a meadow full of ox-eye daisies the other day, I realised that now is the perfect time to be looking out for other native orchids. What better way to put aside … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – 24/06/2015 – At ground level in the bracken forest

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