An orchid fancier with a CP problem
Downside to having a mixed planting of Sarrs
I have a mixed planting of sarrs in my front bogs. They bloom sequentially which makes it easier when trying to hand pollinate and bag separate species. Right now my purps and flava are finished, the rubra are in full flower and the psittacina and minors are just swelling their flower buds.
Now here lies the problem. In order, my sarrs tend to flower first flava and purp together, followed by rubra then minor just slightly ahead of psitta. Which means that the flava, which have already been pollinated, are now putting up big, sweet smelling trap pitchers and attracting all sorts of wasps and hornets. Normally I don't mind, but being dive bombed while working with the rubra was getting a bit much.
Fortunately the minors and psitta are furthest away from the flava.