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Burrageara Nelly Isler Did you know… Burragearas have the most wonderful scent! Burragearas are frequently seen for sale in the high street especially the cultivar “Nelly Isler”. They do not […]


Brassia Hybrid Eternal Wind

Brassia Hybrid Eternal Wind Did you know… The Brassias are pollinated by spider-hunter wasps, who attack the flowers thinking they are spiders, thereby pollinating the plant. Brassias (pronounced BRASS-ee-ah) are aptly named […]


Bletilla striata japonica Bletilla (pronounced ble-TILL-a) orchids are amongst the easiest of all orchids to grow and were one of the earliest exotic orchids imported into Europe. Bletillas are terrestrial (ground […]


(pronounced eh-pi-DEN-drum ) A wonderfully diverse genus comprising over 1,100 species. They are mostly epiphytes from the Central and South America and the Caribbean. Anyone new to orchids should acquaint […]


Dendrobium nobile Hybrid white Dendrobium thyrsiflorum Dendrobium sulawesianse Dendrobium nobile Dendrobium kingianum Dendrobium Ode Berry Dendrobium densiflorum Dendrochileum cobbianum Dendrobium-kingianum Zip Red Splash Dendrobium palpebrae Dendrobium nobile Hybrid white The […]


Cymbidium hybrid Cymbidium hybrid Cymbidium hybrid Cymbidium hybrid Cymbidium hybrid Did you know… There is a Japanese myth which tells of an emperor’s wife who was heartbroken after remaining barren […]


Coelogyne corymbosa Coelogynes (pronounced see-LOJ-in-ee ) are essentially divided into cool growers from northern India and Nepal and warm growers form the low lying rainforests of Indonesia and Borneo. The cool-growing […]


Cattleya skinneri Did you know… Cattleya (pronounced KAT-lee-a ) was the orchid genus that triggered “Orchidmania” in Victorian England. There are now countless thousands of hybrids available but for many it […]


Zygopetalum Hybrid

Zygopetalum Hybrid Zygopetalum hybrid Zygopetalum Hybrid (pronounced zygo-PET-a-lum) These are from the mountainous regions of Brazil and produce very distinctive flowers having blue-purple or burgundy labellums and often striped sepals. […]

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