Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 115 – Oncidium wentworthianum

This large growing Oncidium species is native to Central America where it is found as an epiphyte in dryish forest from about 500 to 1500m altitude. Our plant has been in the collection for about fifteen years and has now reached specimen proportions with more than twenty flower spikes and about 400 relatively large flowers. We […]


Great Dorset Orchids

We are fortunate in the West Country to have some wonderful orchid populations in those bits of habitat that haven’t lost their biodiversity to intensive farming. One outstanding area is the Purbeck Coast in Dorset west from Durlston Head. It is really worth a visit in late April to see three of Britains early flowering […]