A great day at the South West Orchid Society Show
Our plants have had a lovely outing at the South West Orchid Society Show near Taunton. Thanks to the organisers for an enjoyable day and particularly good tea and cakes. It was great to meet up with so many of our orchid growing friends from Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset and Gloucestershire.
Several of the plants that have featured in 365 days of Orchids won awards:
Dendrobium speciosum won best in Show and Best Dendrobium
Odontoglossum cirrhosmum won best Oncininae
Cattleya trianae won best Cattleya
A plant of Coelogyne cristata (we will post this once our really big specimens flower) won best Coelogyne
Masdevallia decumana x triangularis won best Pleurothalidinae (this wont feature in 365 days as it is a hybrid not a species but it is a wonderful plant and one we will be propagating this month)
Congratulations to all the growing team especially the Cool Asia team for the wonderful Dendrobium speciosum – look out for a picture with the growers on Monday. Our next orchid show is the OSGB show at the RHS gardens Wisley on March 18th.