Thursday, February 27, 2014

Orchid festival kew gardens.


After hearing there was an orchid festival at kew gardens I thought it would be worthy of a visit .
The school pick was arranged for hubby and I packed my camera and umbrella and headed for the station.
Kew gardens station is situated at the end of a pretty little London street with some beautiful shops and cafe's there's a book store some quirky clothes shops and of course a florist. 
It cost £16 for the entrance fee I did wonder if I had done the right thing when the rain started pouring and Gail force winds blew my hair across my face but I persevered and headed straight for the orchid show. 
Upon entrance there were lots of school children on trips , partners and friends and plenty of people taking photos. There was me on my Todd perfectly happy though!
Here is a picture of the cactuses in the first entrance. Some stunning varietys I love a cactus!
The orchids were arranged beautifully with lots of information on how orchids were collected by people that travelled the world on far off adventures.
A few varietys mainly phalenopsis arranged in a crate.
Phalenopsis Bee sting.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

My Orchid love!


I've always loved Orchids particularly the phalaenopsis variety since I bought one over 10 years ago! I still have that yellow one today.
After hearing about Kew gardens orchid festival which is taking place now I thought it would be well worth a visit! 
Here are a few of mine I thought I would do a stock check so to speak before I went along and purchased yet another!
http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/orchids/



Lovely spotty one I've had maybe a year and keeps flowering,


Two miniatures purple one new bought for my birthday and the white one for my anniversary and has been in flower since April!



I love this beauty phaleanopsis about 4 years old fuchsia pink and lemon.