Simon Pugh-Jones

Website Role: administrator

Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

School closing today

Sadly we are closing the school today for the COVID 19 crisis. it will be hard for our student growers to leave the greenhouse for a prolonged period – but we will be back. The school will have a skeleton staff to look after key workers’ children and the greenhouse will be skeleton staffed in […]


Dendrobium x delicatum – 365 days of orchids – day 1186

     The greenhouse is particularly full of flowers this week and one species this species is responsible for many of them. Dendrobium delicatum is a natural hybrid between two Australian species, that have already featured in 365 days, Dendrobium speciosum and Dendrobium kingianum . With the variable nature of the parent species it is not a surprise that Dendrobium […]


Cattleya harpophylla – 365 days of orchids – day 1185

Wandering through our Cool Americas Section yesterday we were delighted to find the bright orange flowers of Cattleya harpophylla looking back at us. We have a number of dramatic Brazilian orchid species with bright red and orange flowers. Cattleya harpophylla is a small to medium sized plant with narrow bulbs and leaves that turn red […]