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By Stu

Cleveland, United Kingdom Gb

Orchid question
Does anyone know where you can buy the growing medium that orchids are in when you buy them? It looks like little bits of wood. I know you can but orchid compost (and I have some) but it is not the same and nothing like the medium in bought orchids.



Try a different brand. I haven't bought any for a while but the last lot I did buy was the lumpy bark type. Or is there an orchid nursery near you? They might sell it.

7 Jan, 2010


Mine is the lumpy one too,I got mine from a garden centre,and is about the same as I had when I got my orchid.Maybe,Volunteer has the best solution,a different brand perhaps?

7 Jan, 2010


The bag I bought from the local GC was the usual lumpy stuff... try mixing some bark with yours Stu.

7 Jan, 2010


You should be able to get it, Stu - it's readily available.

However, if you do need a mail-order bag, get in touch with Burnham Nursery in Devon. They are real experts and would chat to you over the phone if it would be of help.

7 Jan, 2010


Hi everyone & thanks for your answers. Without venturing out to the greenhouse I can't remember the brand I have, it's a well known make but certainly not "lumpy". I will indeed look around or call Burnham.
Once again thankyou.
Brian (Stu)

7 Jan, 2010

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