WSBEorchids

Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Workshop week – Bristol University Botanic Gardens

On Tuesday we had the pleasure of a visit from Bristol University Botanic Garden staff, Claire, Vicki and Pat. Pat is the horticultural trainee and Claire on an apprenticeship. The orchid project team gave whistle stop training in everything orchid including laboratory propagation (seed sowing and re-plating) pollinating to produce seed, and all aspects of […]

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365 days of orchids – day 201 – Stanhopea graveolens

Stanhopeas are a highpoint in our summer greenhouse with their wonderfully fragrant large flowers. The flowers last for a few days but while they are out they are magnificent. Stanhopes graveolens is a Central American species. We have seen related species in Costa Rica growing in wet evergreen forest around 1000m. This gives something of […]

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Workshop Week at Orchid Project

Workshop Week is going well with lots of visiting scientists and horticulturalist converging on our greenhouse and labs to learn about orchid growing, propagation, conservation and education. On Tuesday we hosted Wendy and Matt form the Bristol Aquarium and Viv from Chester Zoo. Wendy and Matt picked up the Gongora plants for their new display […]

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