I have to admit that it's not my garden. I dig it, I pull up the stumps, I stack the wood and I nurse the ride-on when it has eaten too many orchids. It's my wife who makes the springtime sallies to reclaim a bit of ground and then negotiate the annual truce with mother nature.
We don't battle against mother nature, we compromise with mother nature and mother nature rewards us with an abundance of wild flowers, including orchids.
We only have terrestrial orchids in the garden. They live in the ground almost like other plants. They are not parasites but they live by symbiosis with fungi that you never see. Most of them are small and you have to get down on hands and knees to see them properly.
It's much easier to click on the pictures on the right.