Hybrid orchids

We are finding more and more hybrid orchids around. These are where two different orchids have cross pollinate. This is being caused by the European bee which as an introduced species doesn’t stick to on type of orchid. You will be pleased to know that when we go orchid hunting, my friend and I, you will hear a shout and then the other will say, “what have you found?” To which the reply comes, a funnel web, or a leopard, Continue reading Hybrid orchids

Queen of Sheeba

If you are an orchid lover like me you will know how that name gets the heart beating and the pulse racing. The Queen of Sheeba is one very rare and very beautiful lady. I could add it here, but where’s the fun in that… we were traveling and asking all we passed if they had seen any orchids, after two days at one camp someone let us know they had found the Queen.. Excitement plus as we raced to Continue reading Queen of Sheeba