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By Motinot

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Epipactis Gigantea.....I have obtained some roots of this orchid, but i am at a loss as to what to do now....any help would be greatly appreciated...



My RHS book says it's hardy, and likes fertile, humus rich, moist but well-drained soil in part or full shade. It should spread if it likes its position!

Why not pot the roots up, put them in a coldframe for the winter and plant them out in the spring. I suppose they could also go straight in the ground, if it's not frozen, but I think I'd be cautious!

Aren't you lucky! :-)))

28 Nov, 2009


Thank you Spritz, you've been very deep should i plant these little roots?

28 Nov, 2009


Can you see a 'growing point' on each root? I think that should be just at the surface or maybe just covered, so it doesn't get frosted.

28 Nov, 2009


Thank you Spritz...Ill go and do that now....:>)

29 Nov, 2009

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