This morning the second bud on my Masdevallia decumana opened. There's just one more bud which is yet to open, this one will open in the next few days. This Masdevallia decumana is pictured on the 3rd February 2016, inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir terrarium.
The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a wonderful garden to visit at any time of year. A gift of membership to become a friend of kew would make a very special gift. Kew is open to visitors all year round. The gardens are open every day, except for the 24th and 25th December.
Leaving a log pile in a quiet area of your garden, will create a habitat for many invertebrates, insects, frogs, toads, hedgehogs and other creatures. Many of us have small areas to garden in, but it's easy to create a woodpile in a quiet corner and leave a pile of autumn leaves for hedgehogs to safely nest in.