Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 368 – Cattleya pecivaliana

  This species is one of our most reliable Christmas and New Year orchids. Many of the uni-foliate Cattleya species look superficially similar but we find that one of the clearest distinctions is flowering time. C. percivaliana is also identifiable by the single sheath, the short (15cm) flattened pseudobulbs, and by the rather deep and […]


Orchid Project techniques – Dividing and mounting orchids

 Spring is the busiest time for dividing and repotting/ mounting plants in our collection. The Plant of Masdevallia decumana shown in the photo needs dividing and remounting as the cork is deteriorating and the plant would benefit from fresh cork to root to.   We start by sterilising scissors (we don’t want to spread and […]