A big thank you to the organisers of the International Orchid Show at Malvern, a great show and a chance to catch up with our orchid friends from the UK, Europe, the US and South America.
Well done to the display team, Issy, Jess, Charlotte and Jacob who won Best Trade Display as well as two Best in Class and three Merits.
Thanks as well to the students who came up over the weekend, the Buckle family for running things on Friday and our other volunteers, Annie, Katherine and Matt.
Phot shows Jess with the Best Trade Exhibit Trophy.
Jess Buckle is one of 16 pupils across the UK selected for the final of the RHS Young Gardener of the Year competition. She has produced a four minute video for the competition – see if you think she deserves to win.
Well done to Hannah, Laura and Issy for putting up a wonderful display at the Devon Orchid Show.
The show is going well with a chance to meet lots of plant enthusiasts.
The girls are celebrating winning Nest in Show for their remarkable orchid Trichotosia ferox. The plant is 10feet from tip to toe and covered in unusual hairy leaves as well as the pretty small flowers. The flowers are very fragrant but the smell is a bit musty.
Our dendrobium is blooming. Native to southern China, the eastern Himalayas, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Bhutan. Isn’t it sweet.
It’s great to see Zoe’s in a lab in Peru. Especially as we are starting our lab week here. This means we are seed sowing, re-plating and media making. Soon the world will be full of new baby Orchids.