Friday, 12 October 2012

Orchids At RHS Wisley

We are fortunate to not live too far from RHS Wisley and a couple of weeks ago had a lovely trip to visit the gardens and glass houses. (See Alternative Eden for an over view).

In the main glass house there are numerous orchids in the tropical section as well as an area dedicated purely to orchids. These are some of the highlights from our day.
Prosthechea cochleata
Miltoniopsis 'red tide'
Zygoneria 'Adelaide Meadows' x Zygoneria 'Greenways'
x Burrageara Living Fire
Phal. bellina
Un-named
Encyclia prismatocarpa var lonoglossa

Pap. supersuk

Phal 'Burning Sands - Ablaze'
The timing of this post is perfect for Tootsies fertilizer Friday - for more wonderful flowers see Tootsies Blog, not only that but its almost time for Garden Bloggers Bloom day, see here for more.

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4 comments:

  1. MY first visit to your blog. What a beautiful selection.

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    1. Hi Marisa, thank you for popping by, hope to see you again :)

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  2. Hi Gaz, you are really fortunate being near that garden. I can imagine the cost of maintaining that! Here, i wish you delineated which are temperate from tropicals. That blue one might be a descendant of the Vanda coerulea or Vanda rothschildiana, both blue.

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    1. Hi Andrea,

      All of the orchids featured above are kept in the same conditions at Wisley. Not too hot where they are, and certainly not very humid. I'll share some photos of the rest of the Glass house on alternative eden blog when I get chance to show you the general conditions.

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