Pleione Orchid: Easy and Reliable

The wind may still be bitingly cold, but the arrival of spring is now within touching distance. Snowdrops, Witch-Hazel, and Cyclamen are popping up everywhere in the Gardens, and what a welcome sight they are too! Indoors, the Ninfarium is looking great with its wonderful display of orchids and other almost-hardy treasures. Although it’s generally only kept frost-free to about 5 degrees, we’re still able to grow a wealth of plants such as Rex Begonia, Streptocarpus and many temperate orchids. One of the most important things to remember with orchids is their two different types: Epiphytic grow on trees and…

Cymbidium Orchids

Over the last two years, we’ve been quietly developing our orchid collection ready to create a new display for the Ninfarium. It’s been an exciting task that has allowed us to investigate many different varieties of orchid whilst determining which are the most suitable for our space. At Aberglasney we have limited resources, and since we don’t have a large, heated glasshouse, we’ve needed to look for tough orchid varieties that are easy to look after but still produce wonderful flowers. To our delight we’ve found many different options, but the best are Cymbidium orchids. They are ideal for any…