Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Orchid Christmas thank yous

A big thank you to everyone who came to Orchid Christmas on Wednesday evening. It poured with rain and was freezing cold outside but the greenhouse was an oasis of warmth and Christmas spirit. i am proud of you student team who were fantastic – giving tours, selling ¬†plants, providing refreshments and introducing visitors to […]


365 days of orchids – day 352 – Bulbophyllum crassipes

This remarkable species is native to evergreen forests from Sikkim though the Himalayas to South East Asia. The flower spike has over 100 flowers tightly packed together so that they form a fantastic geometric ‘cone’. The pattern produced would make a lovely silk waistcoat! We have seen the species in Sikkim where it wraps itself […]


365 days of orchids – day 350 – Pleurothallis endotrachys

This is one of our orchid species that is always in flower. Single flowers are produces successively for more than a year from long flower spikes and as plants mature they produce several flower spikes. The species is native to cloud forests from Mexico through Central America to Venezuela. We find the plant undemanding as […]