Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Podangis dactyloceras – 365 days of orchids – day 1658

Another first flowering seedling for today’s orchid of the day. This is Podangis dactylocras, a small fan shaped species widespread across tropical Africa from Angola in the south to Sierra Leone in the West and Tanzania in the East. The moth pollinated flowers are white (a common character in African orchids) and produced on short […]


Mendip Orchid students refresh Bristol Aquarium’s orchid displays

The orchid group of Year 10 students at the Mendip Studio School have been working with our partners at the Bristol Aquarium by selecting and researching orchid to add the the permanent orchid displays at the Aquarium. The top photograph shows students with horticulturalist Anna Lim and their orchids on arrival. After an hour and […]


Coelogyne tomentosa – 365 days of orchids – day 1657

We have several warm growing Coelogyne species with long pendulous spikes of attractive flowers but Coelogyne tomentosa has the benefit of flowering  several times throughout the year and our large plant of Coelogyne tomentosa is in flower more often than it is not. This coelogyne species is native to Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Java where […]