Posted: 11/06/2014 at 15:43
I thought the orchid looked more like the common spotted one. Dactylorhiza fuchsii. ?
Whatever you've got , Percy, I would let it do its own thing. Seed is microscopic and difficult to germinate, needs sterile conditions and a special fungus that assocoates with the roots. Digging it up usually kills them. If its happy where it is I'd leave it there.
Hmm, I thought Pyramidal because of the shape, time of year and depth of colour - also couldn't see any spots on the leaves - although I have seen Common Spotteds that have no spots
Percy, does your orchid have any spots on it's leaves?