Deliveries will re-commence in mid March ready for planting out. Orders are better left here in their correct winter storage. Instructions on how to treat your purchases can be found at the top of each group under "About". Paper instructions are not sent out. If you are buying as a present please tell the recipient to look at the instructions on here. Prices are per plant. Please send any messages regarding orders separate to you order as there is a problem reading them on my system.
Laneside Hardy Orchids extends a warm welcome to customer and visitors old and new.
We are mail order sellers of terrestrial orchids for the garden, greenhouse or open meadow projects and also attend shows during the season. None of our plants are suitable for growing in the house and it is important you follow the cultural instructions. Jeff is also available to give talks on hardy orchids in the garden and how to develop an orchid rich meadow.
Please note orders are only sent out when plants are fully dormant and all plants are sent at one time. The delivery period is shown at the bottom of each plant description. We will not be sending out plants during the first six weeks of the 2018 as your orders are better left undisturbed in our nursery rather than being stressed through the temperature changes involved in transit.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us, preferably by email and we will give you a prompt reply.
Need information on how to grow a particular species?
Firstly, look at the ABOUT ......... at the top of each sales list. If this does not give you the answer Email me on the contact email address and I will email a copy of the appropriate booklet to you. If you still are unsure or have a problem then email me with your specific questions and I will try to answer them. if the question relates to a specific plant then, if possible attach a photograph. This is particularly useful for helping with problems associated with the growth of the plant. Refer to this cultural information when you receive purchases.
Please note these are garden or alpine house species and CANNOT be grown in a house environment. Remember "kindness kills".
Deciding what to grow in the garden
Answer the following questions relating to your garden.
1 What is soil type, pH and quality.
2 What areas are wet or dry? What happens after heavy rain?
3 What are the aspects of the garden?
4 How much sun does each area get?
5 What features are there in the garden - rockery, lawns, etc.
6 What currently grows in the garden?
7 What orchids would enhance your garden?
REMEMBER most hardy terrestrial orchids grow in poor soils and are intolerant of highly fertilized land.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT ORCHIDS FOR THE MEADOW OR WILD FLOWER LAWN
Growing hardy native orchids in a meadow or introducing native orchids to a wildflower lawn requires detailed but simple investigation in order to ensure that the right orchid species are chosen and there is a good chance of survival. There are a number of key elements. Firstly, they only grow in poor soil with fairly sparce vegetation so it would not be sensible to plant into good quality grassland or garden soil. pH of the soil is important. The final choice of species is subject to what species grow naturally in that area.
For a copy of Jeff's "Growing native orchids in meadow or wildflower lawn" email me and I will email a copy to you.
If you want assistance in selecting suitable species for a site please email location, soil pH and photographs of the area. This will enable me to search the BSBI maps to find out what orchids do or did grow in the area; make recommendations on what is needed to be done to the grassland before planting orchids and finally, to make suggestions as to suitable species.