On the kitchen shelf that overlooks my parents back garden sat a fake orchid, brought for my sister as a leaving gift. It is a replica of Phalaenopsis an orchid which is easily cultivated and is warm growing . Perfect for growing inside a house that is central heated and if treated well it can flower for months on end.
The next day I paid a visit to Orchid Paradise in Newton Abbot which is a greenhouse filled with specimens from continents across the globe. I walked around the greenhouse with my Dad and said ‘Some of these don’t even look real, some look like they are made of plastic.’