Keeping Sarcochilus Orchids happy in the heat

By |January 4th, 2017|News|

With Melbourne just creeping into its second heat wave I thought it might be helpfull to explain what we are doing right now in our sarcochilus house. On Hot days say 35+  The mounted plants get watered in the morning

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Light & shading

By |December 25th, 2016|News|

This morning with 36 degrees forecast we got the last piece of shadecloth on the Sarcochilus house. Merry christmas to all - hopefully the weather is kind for you and your orchids :)  To try and be as informative as

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Orchid Conservation

By |December 15th, 2016|News|

1. Seems obvious but....dont collect orchids from the wild, dont take peices of orchids from the wild. END  There really is no reason to do this - every epiphytic species of native orchid is already currently in cultivation and can

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Line Bred Speciosums – do they exist??

By |December 9th, 2016|News|

So vendor x is offering "line bred" dendrobium speciosum....well let me say this in 20 years I have never seen a line bred speciosum...not even 1! I am sure there must be at least some out there somewhere, probably up

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Where are all the yellow Sarcochilus?

By |November 21st, 2016|News|

A few people have asked us why dont we sell heaps of yellow Sarcochilus in flower on ebay...3 reasons - one is the yellows are slower to flower than reds for us, second the "alba" based yellows and salmons are

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Watering Sarcochilus in Melbourne

By |November 9th, 2016|News|

Today a beginner asked me "how do I look after my orchids" and with limited time I had to try and impart some knowledge that would keep the Sarcochilus she just bought alive. I chose to talk about watering -

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New Orchid house

By |October 29th, 2016|News|

So we are running out of room...a common problem for all Orchid growers from time to time. Also our main growing area is really managed to provide and ideal climate for Sarcochilus which works for most Dendrobiums but not quite

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Sarcochilus season

By |October 27th, 2016|News|

It is the season to be jolly! Sarcochilus flowers everywhere...here are a few. At the moment its mainly the reds that are out in full bloom as well as the odd hartmannii - the alba yellows and salmons are just

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Growing Sarcochilus – potting mixes

By |October 25th, 2016|News|

We have been growing Sarcochilus for a while and have tried a lot of stuff...pretty much most stuff. Here are some of the mixes we have tried and some comments - In our conditions its ideal for a mix to

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Growing Native Dendrobiums in Melbourne | Native Dendrobiums

By |September 27th, 2016|News|

Growing Native Dendrobiums in Melbourne - well let me start with this, Melbourne is not Sydney or Queensland! May seem an obvious and somewhat irrelevant comment but the thing is most articles written about growing native dendrobiums are written in

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