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Our Wild Orchids thrive in wet weather

Tuesday 17th July

Our Wild Orchids thrive in wet weather

This summer’s wet weather may have dampened holiday spirits, but it has produced one floral champion: the wild orchid. Whilst many parts of Britain have encountered torrential downpour, we have reported that this humble flower and many others have flourished in Nottinghamshire.

Erin McDaid, our Communications Manager said: “Last week, I had an opportunity to wander through a wonderful meadow at Portland Park at Kirkby-in-Ashfield and the amazing display of common spotted and twayblade orchids seems to be thriving in the damp conditions.
“As orchids have bulbous roots systems able to store energy for future growth, it may actually have been the conditions last year that set them up for such a wonderful display.”
Although our weather conditions have been ideal for the UK’s wild flowers such as the twayblade orchid, various crops and vegetables have not been lucky, as the national media has reported that British grapevines, strawberry fields and potato farms have suffered disastrously under record rainfall and cold soil temperatures.
Visit Bentinck Banks and Gamston Woods, to catch a glimpse of our blossoming Orchids!  

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