I have so far 22 of those orchids in my collection, however orchid have a habit of fading away or other surprises occur. The Epidendrum Stamfordianum I have is sulking, slow to grow and I am not sure if it will prosper in my collection. With Britain’s bureaucratic policies and absorbent pricey import costs acquiring those missing orchids to complete the collection will be a difficult challenge. I believe the general publics perception of orchids is; they are a cheap expendable throw away items as they are so easly replaced. When it comes to growing an orchid collection in the UK, it is a frustrating challange every step of the way, only for fools like me.
I was once given advice on how to make a small fortune selling orchids, he said ” Start of with a large fortune, Your money will soon disappears!“
This Guarianthe aurantiaca was attacked by meally bug and lost. A stupid mistake for not paying enough attension to the health of the plant. Now replaced with the plant on the right
Chysis Laevis which I had established from a bare root import finally flowered, great however it has turned out to be a very nice Chysis bractescens.
I will slowly find the remaining orchids and with any luck see them flower in my collection.
Only 18 more to find and grow succesfully?