The awards have been distributed and the orchid project has won both top prizes – Best Display and Best Specimen Plant for Dendrobium delicatum. Today’s team have been fantastic and very, very busy. The lab has been very successful, thousands of people have been asking questions about our plants and our project, and the sales […]
It is always great to have help at shows from our brilliant ex-students. Horticulturalist Zoe is our ‘second adult’ for this week’s show and Jacob came up from Kent University to help with setup.
Two vies of the Orchid Project display before judging this morning. On one side we have the lab with have a go seedlings and the microscope, the other show cases our diversity of species. We have several really large specimen plants and we will post a look at those later in the day.
Our display features some very spectacular masdevallia species. These include the pink and white forms of Masdevallia coccinea. This popular masdevallia species produces masses of large brightly coloured flowers in a range of colours including white, yellow, red and pink. It comes from Colombia and Peru where it grows in cool wet forest up […]