WSBEorchids

Tickets still available for this Thursday – An evening with Simon Pugh-Jones

We still have tickets available for the first Lecture in the Writhlington Lecture Series – Orchid Project. As well as an evaluation of the key events in the history of this internationally acclaimed project there will be workshops and activities around conservation and orchid science as well as a chance to take your own propagated […]

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365 days of orchids – day 326 – Cattleya walkeriana

This is an unusual Cattleya and one we have been keen to succeed with for many years. All other Cattleya species (apart from Cattleya nobilor) produce their flowers from the top of the pseudo-bulb but walkeriana produces flowers on spikes produced in the Autumn from the base of the newly matured pseudobulbs. It also has […]

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40 days to go – and it looks as though we might just make it :)

On January 1st we set ourselves the rather optimistic challenge of blogging a different orchid species in flower on every day of the year. We are now 325 days along our journey and looking around the greenhouse we are starting to believe that 365 species over 365 days is just about possible. We have started […]

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365 days of orchids – day 325 – Restrepia cuprea

  This is a large flowered and floriferous restrepia that flowers several times a year and regularly puts on a really good display like the one this week. The species is endemic to Colombia and its name meaning ‘copper coloured restrepia’ accurately describes the very distinct colour of the flowers. We succeed with Restrepias mounted, […]

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