My Pleiones

My father is very good grower of pleiones so it was inevitable that I would follow in his footsteps. I love orchids anyway but there is something extra special about this terrestrial genus especially the way they fire into life after a winter’s dormancy.

I’m by no means an expert when it comes to growing them. At the moment I am following my Dad’s advice and learning myself. He gave me my first batch last year, 2010 which are potted up in his own free-draining compost mix in plastic pots. I also have a few single bulbs from Ian Butterfield. My entire collection is almost entirely hybrids.

VOLCANELLO

Given to me by Dad in 2010. Roughly 5 bulbs.

2011

‘ZEUS WEINSTEIN’

Given to me by Dad in 2010. At least 5 or 6 big pseudobulbs I think.

2011

RAKATA ‘KEITH RATTRAY’

Given to me by Dad in 2010. At least 5 or 6 big pseudobulbs.

2011

‘CAIRNGORM’


Given to me by Dad in 2010. At least 8 large bulbs.

2011

‘LEDA’

Bought from Ian Butterfield in 2010 from the Malvern Show. One bulb for apx £10.00

2011

‘PURPLE SANDPIPER’

Bought from Ian Butterfield in 2010 from the Malvern Show. One bulb for apx £10.00

2011

SHANTUNG ‘DUCAT’

Given to me by Dad in 2011. 4 large pseudobulbs.

2011

fomosana

Bought from Klondyke garden centre in 2010. 1 bulb for apx £5.00.

2011

‘STRAWBERRY FIELDS’


Bought in 2011 from Ian Butterfield at the Malvern show. One bulb for £25.00

2011

 

ANNUAL CARE

2011

LINKS

The Pleione Website

 

One Response to My Pleiones

  1. Roxy says:

    Great post with lots of impotrnat stuff.

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