The Rock Lily Man

Passionate rock lily grower


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I have known Dendrobium speciosum, or rock lily, all my life. I started growing it when my wife and I purchased our first home back in 1975. Over 48 years have now passed and the passion has not abated nor been stronger for me than it is right now, even as I write.

A few years back I started thinking I should be now crossing the absolute best of my plants and seeing what I can do with them. So that is exactly what I started doing. I now make an admission to readers of these pages; I do not consider myself to be a good grower. I consider myself to be a reasonable grower but hopefully you can learn a thing or two from my discoveries.

I write about my findings in my blog and my eNewsletter, the Rock Lily Rag.

Gardening Australia

In the spring of 2013 the film crew from Gardening Australia contacted me to arrange a day of filming. They were here for 8 hours and when the show went to air in November it was reduced to just over 6 minutes. Watch now…

Keep in Touch

The Rock Lily Rag is a newsletter I send out as often as I can. It has lots of good solid information dealing with D. speciosum mainly, but also delves into other species of Australian native orchids.

Try it by entering your email address and clicking on the sign up box. If you don’t like it you can unsubscribe anytime. I am only a hobby grower and would never give your email address to anyone. In ten years of operation there has never been any spam etc associated with my Newsletter.


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