Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Reserve giant orchid species for sale at the Glasgow Orchid Fair 23/24th April

We are looking forward to our drive up to Glasgow for this months Orchid Fair. We can squeeze in some monster orchid species for sale if anyone is interested in reserving them. Just send us a message on our ‘Contact us tab’ – first come first served, pay at the stand in Glasgow. Lealia superbiens […]


Leptotes bicolor – 365 days of orchids – day 1894

To follow yesterday’s Madagascan miniature orchid species we have this wonderful Brazilian miniature. Leptotes bicolor is a mass of flowers every April and a reminder of the remarkable orchids of the Mata Atlantica, Brazil. Leptotes bicolor is one of the species we found during our expeditions to Brazil in 2000 and 2006. We observed it […]


Angraecum equitans – 365 days of orchids – day 1893

We grow a hundreds of wonderful miniature orchid species but amongst the most dramatic are members of the Angraecinae sub-tribe (or Angraecum family). Angraecinae includes 16 genera including Aerangis (Aerangis biloba below) and Angraecum, and almost all are native to Africa, Madagascar and nearby islands. Although some Angraecum species are large plants, many are miniature […]


Prosthechea cochleata – 365 days of orchids – day 1892

I always feel that our collection is incomplete any time that we don’t have prosthechea cochleata in flower. Plants flower pretty much throughout the year but our largest specimen is heading for peak flowering – hopefully to coincide with the Glasgow Botanic Gardens Orchid Fair (flier below) Prosthechea cochleata never fails to take me to […]


Stelis emarginata ‘big orange’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1891

For the first day of April we have a joyous spring orchid. This little species makes a wonderful floriferous plant in a 6cm pot (above) or a small basket (top). Some plants seem to change their name more than others. We first purchased this species in the 1990’s as Pleurothallis tubata before changing it to […]