Wednesday, 15 February 2017

A Welcome Spike

I have been adding to my small collection of orchids now I have found which seem to be happy in the conditions I can provide. Recently received was another Phalaenopsis orchid.
Unfortunately part of the flower stem broke in transit:


There is just one bloom left on the plant but it may produce some more as there are 'buds' along the spike which sometimes produce new flowers.

Also I have received a miniature Cymbidium which is in flower:


My original collection of Cymbidiums haven't flowered for about three years. Last Spring I split and repotted them. They are all showing new growths and one has rewarded me with a flower spike which will take several weeks before it is ready to show its flowers:


To finish off here is last week's weird photo alongside the original:

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As well as distorting the photo to make a 'tiny planet' I added some atmospheric clouds.


  1. exciting times for your orchids! That looks like a very prolific flower stem.
    I like how your "tiny planet" effect made the action of the photo seem so dramatic.

    1. Wilma: The old Cymbidiums I have can produce magnificent sprays of flowers.

  2. Your Orchids are looking very well. I grow a few in the greenhouse but not very well, probably because I am catering for the needs of various other plants as well. Hopefully you will show us the flower when it comes out.

    1. Rob: I will certainly take a few photos when it get round to flowering. The cymbidiums live in an unheated conservatory where the temperature can vary between just below freezing to over 40C during the year.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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