School Holidays Staycation

Enjoy some quality family time during the school holidays at the luxury Arabella Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection with our special offer. Receive 25% off a two night stay when booking 7 days in advance.
The Promotion Includes:
• Luxurious accommodation in a Deluxe Garden room, Full English breakfast for two
• Children enjoy complimentary kids activities
Valid seven days a week through 15 March 2019 to 02 April 2019
2 night minimum night stay required. T&C’s apply, subject to availability

For more info please visit bit.ly/ArabellaStaycation

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12 Incredible Orchid Facts That No One Ever Told You Before from Plainviewpure.com

  1. Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants.
    They have also been around the longest as they are one of the oldest flowers in existence. Since varieties of orchids are found all over the world, it’s accepted that orchids were in existence prior to the separation of the continents.
  2. There are more than 25,000 documented orchid species throughout the world.
    This means the number of orchids on the planet is four times the number of birds and four times the number of mammals! That’s A LOT of orchids!!
  3. Although generally thought of as a tropical plant, orchids grow on every continent.
    From the Arctic Circle to the southernmost jungle (except Antarctica). They’re valued and thought of as beautiful across continents and cultures with varying meanings and customs surrounding their existence.
  4. The smallest orchid is the size of a dime.
    This amazing orchid is small enough to fit in a doll house!
  5. The vanilla orchid (and its vanilla bean) is the only commercially grown orchid crop (Vanilla planifolia).
    Orchids yummy enough to eat and cook with!
  6. Orchids have the tiniest seeds in the world.
    This makes them a challenge to grow and cultivate. They take forever to sprout and actually turn into a plant! Growing orchids from seeds is only for the patient and very green-thumbed.
  7. There can be up to 3 million seeds in a single orchid seedpod.
    You’ll never see them though, they are the size of a speck of dust and are only visible under a microscope. Part of the reason for their small size is that they lack an endosperm and have no nutrients within. They require contact with a particular fungus to germinate and grow. We find this fact particularly interesting!
  8. It takes patience to grow an orchid.
    The plant’s first flowers won’t appear until at least 5 to 7 years after germination. The houseplants you find in stores are often a decade old. From duck to swan!
  9. Some orchid flowers bloom for mere hours, while others last up to half a year.
    Phaleanopsis orchids are versatile enough to last in a cut flower arrangement longer than most. That’s why we like Phalaenopsis orchids the best!
  10. Orchid flowers always grow upside down when mature.
    The orchid can have enough blooms to be heavy enough for the orchid to hang down. Gravity always wins!
  11. Orchid plants can live to be up to 100 years old.
    Who said orchids are hard to grow?
  12. Orchids have become one of the most popular houseplants of all time. 

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