Fred the fly

Pollination in action. I don’t know if we can all remember Bert the bee pollinating one of Common Spotted orchids during last years Malvern Show, but this show we had a fly we named Fred pollinating one of our show Masdevallias. It was no surprise this Masdevallia had attracted the fly, it smells really rotten […]


Rachel De Thame

So we’ve met and been on TV with Carol Klein, Alan Titchmarsh, Monty Don and now Rachel De Thame. We’ve had the BBC with us this morning filming for today’s programme on the Hampton Court Flower Show which was broadcasted this evening which I hope many of you saw as it was great fun and […]


Introducing Buttercup

It has not yet been mentioned on here the arrival of Simon’s new van. After saying our farewells to the old van which has taken ourselves and plants to many shows, Simon has brought a bigger van. The van is bright yellow hence the name ‘Buttercup’ and I’m sure we will now have no trouble […]


Big Bang Practise

The Big Bang team were able to practise their presentation at the open day to the visitors and to work out any potential questions the judges may ask. The team could also put together a small display using orchids of Sikkim including ‘Coelogyne cristata’ and ‘Dendrobium nobile’. The team will be travelling to Birmingham NEC […]