We hope you have enjoyed the SRGC Forum. You can make a Paypal donation to the SRGC by clicking the above button


Author Topic: Terrestrial orchids 2020  (Read 6307 times)

shelagh

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1505
  • Country: england
  • Black Pudding Girl
Re: Terrestrial orchids 2020
« Reply #60 on: June 20, 2020, 01:54:32 PM »
Those are lovely Roma. I just love the markings and the variations. Very jealous of your immaculate white one.
Shelagh, Bury, Lancs.

"There's this idea that women my age should fade away. Bugger that." Baroness Trumpington

Roma

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2244
  • Country: scotland
Re: Terrestrial orchids 2020
« Reply #61 on: June 30, 2020, 10:35:00 PM »
The Dactylorhyza purpurella have escaped from my garden and are colonising a boggy patch beside the ditch at the bottom of one of my ponies fields.  There is quite a big patch which is spreading and I've seen more a bit away.  It is a Scottish native but I don't know where the nearest natural colony is.








Roma Fiddes, near Aberdeen in north East Scotland.

Roma

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2244
  • Country: scotland
Re: Terrestrial orchids 2020
« Reply #62 on: June 30, 2020, 10:41:49 PM »
Up over the hill towards the other end of the grazing is a small but spreading patch of Dactylorhyza maculata ssp. ericitorum and two small clumps.  There are a few single orchids just outside the fence.







The flowers in the wood are mostly pale in colour but the ones outside the fence which get more light are a bit more pink.

Roma Fiddes, near Aberdeen in north East Scotland.

ian mcdonald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1875
  • Country: gb
Re: Terrestrial orchids 2020
« Reply #63 on: June 30, 2020, 10:49:47 PM »
Today I went with a colleague to look round an old pit tip near the local patch. There were Pyramidal Orchids everywhere.

 


Scottish Rock Garden Club is a Charity registered with Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR): SC000942