WSBEorchids

Writhlington/Mendip students – Leaders in Orchid Conservation at the IOCC

Our students have made a big impact this week at the International Orchid Conservation Conference at Kew. It has been a wonderful opportunity to learn from the world’s leading scientists and researchers as well as a chance to make links for the future. Chloe and Jess gave an inspiring talk about their experience in the […]

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Aerides odorata – 365 days of orchids – day 883

¬† ¬† One of our monster orchids is in full flower again today. Aerides odorata ‘Writhlington’ has won two CCCs (Cultural Certificates from the RHS and must be one of Europe’s largest vandaceous plants at 2.5m high and 2m across and over 50 flower spikes. The species is also wonderfully scented – Lemon sherbet we […]

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Students at the International Orchid Conference Kew

This week we are at the IOCC conference being held at Kew. Chloe and Jess are lecturing to the international audience this afternoon. Students are also running a lab workshop this afternoon to. The conference us a great opportunity for students to learn from ¬†leading scientists about their conservation work around the world and we […]

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Phalaenopsis manii (dark form) – 365 days of orchids – day 882

One of the lovely things about orchids is the variation that can be found in any species. This seedling of Phalaenopsis manii is much darker that the more usual from we grow (below) And different again from this plant growing in the forests of Assam A journalist recently asked me which my favourite orchid was […]

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