With the Writhlington Autumn Orchid Festival fast approaching, we’re very keen to get the word out to as many people as possible. In order to do this, we’ve made a poster that is available for download. If you live within reasonable travelling distance of Writhlington, we’d love it if you would print out one of […]
Today has been a very interesting and exciting start to my two weeks at The Orchid Project. The morning was spent learning micro-propagation techniques such as re-plating and seed sowing. These processes were completely new to me, but I do feel that I am (starting) to get the hang of them. The afternoon was spent […]
Hi, I’m John O’Rourke a year 10 student and I am spending my work experience at The Writhlington Orchid Project. I will be spending time learning techniques such as seed sowing and re-plating. I wil continue to update this blog on my progress on the Project.
One of my personal favourite orchids has just opened today! Stanhopea tigrina is an amazing plant, not just for it’s huge flower, but also for it’s smell. This orchid is attracting euglossine bees for pollination, which results in a simply beautiful smell that we’ve once had described as “better than glue”! We’re not quite sure […]
With just four weeks left of term it’s all hands to the orchid lab at Writhlington. Our plan is to complete at least 30 jars of seedlings every day until July 23rd. This will give us 600 jars of seedlings growing and ready for our customers to buy at the London Orchid show next year. To […]