WSBEorchids

Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Workshop week – Bristol University Botanic Gardens

On Tuesday we had the pleasure of a visit from Bristol University Botanic Garden staff, Claire, Vicki and Pat. Pat is the horticultural trainee and Claire on an apprenticeship. The orchid project team gave whistle stop training in everything orchid including laboratory propagation (seed sowing and re-plating) pollinating to produce seed, and all aspects of […]

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365 days of orchids – day 201 – Stanhopea graveolens

Stanhopeas are a highpoint in our summer greenhouse with their wonderfully fragrant large flowers. The flowers last for a few days but while they are out they are magnificent. Stanhopes graveolens is a Central American species. We have seen related species in Costa Rica growing in wet evergreen forest around 1000m. This gives something of […]

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