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  1. fredg

    Orchids in Habitat - July 14th 2016

    Another day, another site. This is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) near Mansfield. The Orchids on site include Dactylorhiza, Neottia ovata - Twayblade and Gymnadenia conopsea - the Fragrant Orchid Enjoy
  2. fredg

    Dactylorhiza maculata

    This is a self set survivor of my original collection of Dactylorhiza maculata. It settled itself into a Hosta tub and hasn't looked back.The clone is now multi-headed and a bit of a favourite of MrsG. Please forgive the size of the photo but I really thought it deserved it for the detail...
  3. fredg

    Dactylorhiza fuchsii self set in a S, purpurea pot

    This fellow found a good spot to put down roots. Self set in a S. purpurea pot. I suppose it shows that I definitely don't re-pot very often.
  4. fredg

    Fred's Orchids in habitat pictures 2016

    An early visit to this particular meadow. It puts on a very fine show of many orchids throuhout the season predominately Dactylorhiza fuchsii. These are not quite out yet ( see last picture) but I was very pleasantly surprised to see these little purple gems. Unfortunately I haven't ID'd them...
  5. fredg

    Dactylorhiza fuchsii

    On today's ramble there were obvious signs of Dactylorhiza fuchsii. The spotty leaves were everywhere. I present a small sample for your delectation. Give them a month and they should be putting on quite a display.
  6. fredg

    Orchids in Habitat - 2015 videos

    Dactylorhiza in habitat at Site 5 on June 16th 2015 Part 1 of two. The orchids are a little later this year, the inflorescences of the darker ones are more advanced whilst the paler ones are only just opening their lower flowers.
  7. fredg

    Even more UK natives in habitat

    This site is spectacular this year. Dactylorhiza fuchsii in mass bloom
  8. fredg

    More UK Orchids in habitat.

    Orchid Site 3 03-07-2014 (07-03-2014 to the US contingent) On this video there are two habitats. The first is a small woodland glade containing the Common Spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii), the Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera), and the Common Twayblade (Neottia ovata). The second habitat is...
  9. fredg

    Dactylorhiza fuchsii

    A couple of plants of Dactylorhiza fuchsii from my field trip a couple of days ago. I was using the images in my new editor ( new computer etc as the last motherboard went phut!), to get used to it, so I thought I'd post this one.
  10. Cthulhu138

    Temperate orchids

    Does anyone here grow temperate orchids such as Cypripedium, Platanthera, Calypso etc... ? Here's what I currently grow: Aplectrum hymale - Adam & Eve Puttyroot Bletilla striata: Chinese Ground Orchid "Big Bob" Alba Calopogon tuberosus - Grass Pink Orchid: Pink Alba - White Form...
  11. D

    Intro from wales

    Hi everyone, I registered with this forum some time ago, and browse here from time-to-time, and thought it was about time for me to "de-lurk" and join in the fun! My name is Adam, and I'm currently living in West Wales (Ceredigion is the county), in the UK. I've been interested in...