Some of you may know that I became hooked on Moth Orchids (paleanopsis) last year after receiving a gorgeous cerise one on Mothers Day from my son. My collection grew to number 10 in total. However, I lost one on holiday this year and it therefore remained in Brixham - the lucky thing .
Whilst in Devon I visited Paradise Orchids at Newton Abbott, Chelsea Flower show winners, for information on their keep. However, I was really lucky to be able to speak to one of the nursery men who gave me lots and lots of professional advice on their upkeep.
I took all my plants with me when we went down south, as leaving them for 4 weeks was not a good idea, so when I returned to the motorhome I immediately examined the 'nine' and found one was not happy according to the information just gleaned. Unfortunately, that plant is still in a 'coma' and it is looking less and less likely that it will survive, in fact, it may have already passed over!
On a much brighter note, I just want to share this true beauty with you. It has produced 11 perfect flowers which are almost pure white. What a dream to look at.
I hope you like it.