WSBEorchids

Simon Pugh-Jones

Website Role: administrator

Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

What is snowy on the outside and has Brazilian sunshine on the inside?

Answer – The Writhlington School Greenhouses 🙂 This has to be the best time of year to have a heated greenhouse. While many little mammals are thinking of hibernating to sit out the cold months, the students of Writhlington School (little mammals too) are busy surrounded by some of the of the world’s most stunning flowers. […]

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Smile!

Yesterday was pose for photos day at the orchid project. We had the chairs of both Bath and North East Somerset Council and Norton Radstock Town Council with us to present our Britain in bloom trophy (hurrah!) Our award was the South West TV cup for outstanding project. Well done everyone.

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If you live in or near Bristol, don’t miss this event

This thursday (7th October) teacher Simon Pugh-Jones will be presenting the 2010 Annals of Botany Lecture at the University Of Bristol. In the lecture Simon will talk about the origin, development and the overseas projects of the Writhlington School Orchid Project. There will also be students on hand to answer questions and sell you thier […]

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Rain glorious rain

Good news blog watchers…..it rained on sports day, a bit of a pain for the unicycle race but great news for the orchids. At Writhlington we water our plants with rainwater because tap water in Radstock has too many dissolved salts (a conductivity of around 500 micro-siemens). Rain water has a conductivity of just 20 micro-siemens so […]

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