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Just a small selection, wouldn't want to bore everyone. These are various examples of what the missus grows, some are quite fragrant as well - coconut, orange, vanilla, lemon etc. Big problem I have to try and not kill any of them until she gets here!


Psychopsis kalihii (Butterfly Orchid)


Cattleya Hawaiian Wedding Song


Paphiopedilum tranlinianum


Ascocenda Princess Mikasa


Coelogyne cristata


Coelogyne Mini Purple


Lycaste aromatica


Maxillaria tenufolio


Paphiopedilum Chou Yu-Yuki


Paphiopedilum concolor

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Ascocenda Princess Mikasa
is my favourite one, fabulous colour!! they are fantastic!! she must be well talented, all my plants die
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A few more


Paphiopedilum henryanum


Paphiopedilum leucochilum


Paphiopedilum wilhelminiae


Phalaenopsis Sweet Memory


Bellarea Peggy Ruth


Paphiopedilum rothschildianum


Dendrobium Stardust Firecracker

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absolutely stunning!! does she sell them? or just grows them as a hobby?
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absolutely stunning!! does she sell them? or just grows them as a hobby?
She just grows them as a hobby. Occasionally she can split them and take cuttings etc, and is thinking of propagating them. Some of them are very difficult to grow, nevermind flower - so she sees it as a challenge. It keeps her out of trouble anyway.

She has also started to collect Nepenthes (the pitcher plants). Personally I think it has gone past being a hobby, and is more of an obsession - like those people who collect porcelain cats etc.
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She just grows them as a hobby. Occasionally she can split them and take cuttings etc, and is thinking of propagating them. Some of them are very difficult to grow, nevermind flower - so she sees it as a challenge. It keeps her out of trouble anyway.

She has also started to collect Nepenthes (the pitcher plants). Personally I think it has gone past being a hobby, and is more of an obsession - like those people who collect porcelain cats etc.
I suppose to go to the extent of getting them shipped over it would seem to be more of an obsessesion. I adore flowers but my cats always eat them! same with house plants. I caught the real Blue Cat peeing in one the other day. I adore lilies though and have a huge vase of them adorning the cabinet as we speak!!
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I suppose to go to the extent of getting them shipped over it would seem to be more of an obsessesion. I adore flowers but my cats always eat them! same with house plants. I caught the real Blue Cat peeing in one the other day. I adore lilies though and have a huge vase of them adorning the cabinet as we speak!!
I take it you are aware how toxic Lily pollen is to cats.
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I take it you are aware how toxic Lily pollen is to cats.
I cut all those bits off
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Great photos...used to come across many in the jungles of Papua New Guinea but never collected any.

How about insects that mimic orchids, such as the orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) from Malaysia...

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Great photos...used to come across many in the jungles of Papua New Guinea but never collected any.

How about insects that mimic orchids, such as the orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) from Malaysia...

http://www.spectacular-planet.com/images/orchid1.jpg
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Wow, the flowers are stunning - very beautiful, and that mantis is amazing - really cool pics. I love gardening but find most things die on me out here. The onlything I miss from UK is my garden.

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I am missing pottering around in the garden as well but will not be going back until September to see what state it is in.
Thanks for the great pics, they reminded me of when I visited Singapore botanic gardens.
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I have just been invited to an Orchid growing seminar in Singapore!! how did that happen! spooky!
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Wow! Fabulous pics! so very beautiful. I love Orchids, but would not know where to start growing them.
I went to a Leper village in KL, the people there were growing and selling Orchids, there were hundreds of Orchids in all shapes, colours and sizes. Amazing!

I think it is wonderful what your wife is doing, it must be difficult to do this here.
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