Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Cattleya percivaliana – 365 days of orchids – day 1471

We have another Cattleya today but unlike yesterday’s miniature Cattleya percivaliana is a large and flamboyant species Many of the uni-foliate (one leaved) Cattleya species look superficially similar but we find that one of the clearest distinctions is flowering time, and this species always flowers at the turning of the year. C. percivaliana is also […]


Winter watering

I am up early to check the greenhouse with temperatures well below freezing. In these conditions the heating is working hard and thus dries plants out quickly so don’t forget to water well. In fact we water as much in very cold weather as we do in hot summer weather. (Remembering that some plants are […]


Dendrobium infundibulum – 365 days of orchids – day 1468

Happy New Year from all of us at the Writhlington Orchid Project. As the New Year breaks frosty white it is mirrored by the snow white flowers of Dendrobium infundibulum This large flowered, dramatic Dendrobium (the pseudobulbs are now over 1m in length) is native to the Eastern Himalayas from Assam through China, Thailand, Laos […]