Dendrobium bigibbum hybrid

One of the many orchids readily available in the garden centres is Dendrobium bigibbum hybrid; it’s a dream orchid for the seller and has exact qualities required. An upright growing habit Good flower count with a gorgeous colour Multiple spikes Challenging to keep after the flowers have faded With the right care it is ideal for windowsill growing but were as Phalaenopsis grow throughout the … Continue reading Dendrobium bigibbum hybrid

I have had a Good Painting Season this Summer

Every year I look forward to the summer painting sessions outdoors. Especially as most of my paintings are watercolours and to a degree rely on the paint and paper drying as I work.  The weather this summer in England has been a mixed bag but generally favourable. Here is a collection of some of my paintings, which is your favourite. Continue reading I have had a Good Painting Season this Summer

There was a hole in my blanchetii dear Lisa………

Oncidium blanchetii Last autumn when I was buying some orchids I noticed a hole in the newest pseudo bulb of Oncidium blanchetii but as the plant looked health and no alternative available, I continued with my purchase. Fortunately for me the culprit had already vacated its residency. I had seen pseudo bulbs before with holes and the plants have survived without any issues. Even with … Continue reading There was a hole in my blanchetii dear Lisa………

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Caring for Phalaenopsis

Thousands of Phalaenopsis are sold every year and the vast majority of them never get to flower again. Just because the orchid was bought cheap in a store, this should not be reflected in the way it is discarded after it has flowered. The young plants have rewarded us with their beauty and we in return should care for them.   They will flower again!  Perhaps … Continue reading Caring for Phalaenopsis