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orchidFrom Celia Wright on 20th March 2020
Calanthe Kozu grex
As a grower of hardy orchids - mainly outside in the garden - I don't have orchids in flower yet. The first will be the few potted Calanthes - a mixture of species and hybrids - that I keep in my unheated greenhouse.
Over the last two weeks they have put up flowering spikes, so today I decided to tidy them up. They really needed it with scruffy leaves from last season still attached as in the first photo.
orchidFrom Celia Wright on 20th March 2020
Calanthe Kozu grex
After I'd cleaned the plant and given it some fertiliser and new topdressing of compost it liked much better (photo 2) and I counted 13 spikes in the 3 litre pot, at least 9 of which are certain to flower.
orchidFrom Celia Wright on 20th March 2020
Calanthe Kozu grex
It should look good later on with flowers similar to these.
orchidFrom Celia Wright on 20th March 2020
Calanthe tricarinata
Out in the garden I have Calanthe tricarinata. This is equally scruffy just now, only just showing a couple of spikes.
orchidFrom Celia Wright on 20th March 2020
Calanthe tricarinata
It looked better after tidying up.
orchidFrom Celia Wright on 20th March 2020
Calanthe tricarinata
The flowers last May were beautiful.
orchidFrom George Hart on 20th March 2020
BLC Rustic Spots
An interestingly spotted orchid.
orchidFrom George Hart on 20th March 2020
Comparettia speciosa
A species from Ecuador and NW Peru.
orchidFrom George Hart on 20th March 2020
Cymbidium
A hybrid from New Zealand.
orchidFrom George Hart on 20th March 2020
Renanthera vietnamensis
A species from Northern Vietnam.
orchidFrom George Hart on 20th March 2020
Renanthera vietnamensis
A species from Northern Vietnam.
orchidFrom George Hart on 21st March 2020
Pleione bulbocodioides
orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020
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orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Margaret Przywarska on 22nd March 2020

orchidFrom Alex Scott on 25th March 2020
Coelogyne nitida alba form
orchidFrom Alex Scott on 25th March 2020
Lycaste cruenta
orchidFrom Alex Scott on 25th March 2020
Dendrobium Inverleith Row
orchidFrom Alex Scott on 25th March 2020
Dendrobium densiflorum and D. Fortune Love