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Orchids in Flower

10 March 2011 11:40:42
Orchids in Flower

Orchids in Flower

Here is a shot of my orchids, which are currently in flower.

I was planning on cleaning out the glasshouse after feeding the orchids this morning but it's a bit gusty out there. I'd have to take all my plants out of the glasshouse and I don't want them disappearing over the horizon.

I think I'd better just get on with the garden clearance for today. Right, enough messing. Time for some work.


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HeadGardener HeadGardener 10 March 2011 12:01:53

Lovely Rachel, how many Orchids do you actually have?


chilipepper chilipepper 10 March 2011 12:15:12

Lovely photo Rachel, you must have a fantastic collection at this stage! would love you to put up an album of your collection......


Rachel Rachel 10 March 2011 12:17:39

Lots, Bill : )


Rachel Rachel 10 March 2011 12:19:10

Dave, there is an album. If you look under my photos and go to the 11th line, the orchid album is the one on the far right of the 11th line.


fran m fran m 10 March 2011 12:33:29

Great, well done you.


Jacinta Jacinta 10 March 2011 12:39:36

Wow, brilliant photo with the dark background too. It shows them off even better.


Rachel Rachel 10 March 2011 15:10:41

Thanks.


Periwinkle Periwinkle 10 March 2011 15:34:27

Lovely colours, Rachel.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 10 March 2011 15:56:45

Beautiful really brighten up a wild day.


Hoeys Hoeys 10 March 2011 19:45:44

lovely flowers. its amazing how you get them to flowers for you..


Ladybird Ladybird 10 March 2011 19:55:47

Beautiful, do they flower every year?


rosburke rosburke 10 March 2011 21:51:29

Lovely flower, only had one orchid once and killed it, well done on all the flowers.


Lìga Lìga 12 March 2011 10:31:23

Love this,and happy for you!!!


Rachel Rachel 13 March 2011 11:42:33

Ruth, it depends which ones you are talking about. Not all orchids flower every year. Phalaenopsis seem to just keep going and are always flowering or making new spikes. In the photo, the Dendrobium 'Berry Oda' and Laeliocattleya 'Coastal Sunrise' have flowered every year although it is only year 2 for 'Coastal Sunrise' so maybe I shouldn't generalise yet : ) It's my firsts flowering for Coelygne and Ludisia.


Rachel Rachel 13 March 2011 11:43:21

Oncidiums seem to flower regularly every year or sometimes a bit more than than.


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