WSBEorchids

A level students set up forty germination experiments

 (Megan, Olivia and Chloe in the growth room) All of the forty Year 13 students studying A level Applied Science have set up their own germination tests in the Mendip BioScience Labs this week. The students visited our partner scientists at the Jodrell Laboratories at Kew in July and have applied their learning from the visit to […]

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Don’t miss Orchid Christmas – December 13th 2017

Today we dusted down our rather naff Christmas trees and started to plan Orchid Christmas 2017. For anyone who has not been before, Orchid Christmas is an evening of orchids, mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas music and one of our favourite evenings of the year. This year Orchid Christmas will be on December 13th from […]

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365 days of orchids – day 291 – Pleurothallis hypnicola

365 days has featured many of our miniature pleurothallis species. This one, with a great name, is native to the Mata Atlantica cloud forests of Brazil. It has relatively large flowers for compared to similar species such as Pleurothallis grobyi (day 72). We find this and simiar species do well mounted, potted or in small […]

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365 Days of orchids – day 290 – Masdevallia picea

We have had some visitors from The Netherlands this week. Here are Eva and Liza with Masdevallia picea. This Masdevallia species has a rather unpleasant smell likened to vomit. Of course at school species with unpleasent smalls are rather popular and great for introducing to visitors. The plant’s common name is the pitch black Masdevallia which […]

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