WSBEorchids

Rainforest DRAGeN win runners up trophy in the Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize

Year 11 students at Mendip are celebrating winning the runners up prize in the national tech innovation competition run by Amazon. Six students Joe, Otto, Alex, Amalia, Jake and Ed were commended by the judges for their idea of electronics kits for rainforests schools, with impressive outreach to schools and communities in Rwanda, Sarawak and […]

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Prosthechea venezuelana – 365 days of orchids – day 1662

I mentioned that we have some great prosthechea species in flower this week. Prosthechea venxuelana has a lovely fragrance and will be in flower all summer. The species is native to Venezuela (as the name would suggest) as well as Colombia and Ecuador. It is reported to grow in wet lowlnd forests and so we are […]

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Angraecum magdalenae – 365 days of orchids – day 1661

Angraecum magdalenae from the mountains of central Madagascar is one of our most rewarding orchid species, and this large plant that we have had since 1998, so it is a slow grower but gets better and better. The large (8cm) waxy, pristine white flowers are wonderfully fragrant and this year the plant has 14 flowers […]

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Prosthechea prismatocarpa – 365 days of orchids – day 1660

We will end this week with a wonderful collection of Prosthecheas – this genus is a star of the summer orchid house and was a real point of interest for the Britain in Bloom judges that visited yesterday. Here are some of our fantastic Year 7 and Year8 team below. Prosthechea prismatocarpa is the first […]

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