Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

It’s alive!!!

Amazing news from the Writhlington Lab – the mycorrhiza isolated by Chloe, Emily and Rosie have survived cryopreservation in liquid nitrogen. The three who have based their research work on methods used at Kew are testing protocols to store orchid mycorrhiza in liquid nitrogen and then ‘bring them back to life’ on recovery media. Three […]


Polystachya galeata

Emily Thearle here. Today at Gillingham show our Polystachya galeata has been quite successful, winning best in class and best species in show. At our greenhouses Polystachya galeata is grown in Warm Asia with a minimum of 15 degrees C. Our pla.nt has 14 flower spikes this year