Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Shop restock

A very wet and windy day here in Writhlington meant no need to water the greenhouse and so a chance to restock the shop, for some of the sold out species, and add a new Cymbidium species – Cymbidium erythraeum is one of our favourites and we will have more seedlings of the species coming […]


Bulbophyllum rothschildianum – 365 days of orchids – day 1408

This orchid has real impact and it is always a treat when the vivid red and deep pink intricate and large flowers of Bulbophyllum rothschildianum open. Bulbophyllum rothschildianum is native the Eastern Himalayan region of Southern China, North East India and Burma. We have been explored the warm lowland forests of Arunachal Pradesh where the […]


Cattleya guttata ‘coerulea’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1407

The second coerulea Cattley species this week is this giant Brazilian species. Cattleya guttata is native to Brazil and can be found in Sao Paulo near the coast. It grows as an epiphyte with warm wetter summers and dryer winters. The plant does all its growing with us between April and September and we water […]


Cattleya maxima ‘coerulea’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1406

After yesterday’s very small flowered orchid species todays is this very large flowered cattleya Coerulea means blue but in this case the flowers are a very pale grey version of blue but despite this they are elegant large flowers with the delicate shape and intricate lip characteristic of Cattleya maxima. Here is a reminder of […]