Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells
Christmas Bells - Blandfordia nobilis

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sydney Rock Orchids being returned to the host trees

These plants were rescued from a magnificent old Fig Tree at Wollongong Hospital. They were  removed because the host tree was condemned, apparently because it was "diseased".

Alan Stephenson was contacted by the Hospital administration, and was asked to rescue the plants, if possible. A few have now been replanted by being tied onto branches of several more Fig trees in the grounds of the Wollongong Hospital.

Moreton Bay Fig at Wollongong Hospital

Many more plants are potted up, and will soon be sold as a fund-raiser for the Hospital.

Alan has tied these plants onto the Fig stems
where they should be able to grow successfully again.

Photos of the replanted Orchids are visible at my Facebook album which is an open file, accessible to all viewers.

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