Please note that the delivery dates for all species are shown at the bottom of each specie description. Please email Jeff to find out when the various mail order plants can be sent out during the summer. Instructions on how to treat your purchases can be found at the top of each group under "About". Paper instructions are not sent out. Prices are per plant. Please send any messages regarding orders separate to you order as there is a problem reading themthis end.
Laneside Hardy Orchids extends a warm welcome to customer and visitors old and new; if you already had an account on our original website, we politely ask that you re-create it again today, as it was not possible to bring your old details across.
We are mail order sellers of terrestrial orchids for the garden, greenhouse or open meadow projects and also attend shows during the season. Jeff is also available to give talks.
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.
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.
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.