We’ve been having some debate recently as to whether our ‘logo’ (that you can see in the top left of this page, or on twitter if you follow us that way) could change every now and then, to add a bit of variety to the site. Dan, who suggested it, is still adamant that playing around with photoshop is the best way to do this. As I have next to no graphical design skill, I decided to attempt to make an equally fun version of our logo – but using A4 letters and people!
This worked well, until we realised it was raining! Not to be defeated, however, we got out the umbrellas and have quite a good looking logo substitute if I do say so myself!
Here’s where Dan puts my efforts to shame with some flashy looking awesome graphical design thingy!
UPDATE: I’ve now uploaded the photos of us attempting to get into the beautiful formation you’ve seen above! These include some of our practice attempts and failed photos because everyone wouldn’t stand still!
Well, this day was penciled into our diaries a while ago and it’s finally dawned on us that it’s now quickly approaching!
Our Orchid Celebration Evening is a great oppertunity for you to meet and get information from our growers of all ages. We will have talks throughout the evening about recent expeditions, along with plant sales and those all important refreshments!
If you’re interested in attending this exciting evening of information (we should call it that!) then simply turn up at the school for 7pm on Monday 14th December. Entrance costs £1 and all of the funds raised go to our partner schools, both in South Africa and in Sikkim. We expect the evening to finish by 9:30pm.
This is not the same date that has been advertised previously. We initially proposed a ‘Christmas Open Day’ on Friday 11th December. ‘Orchid Celebration evening’ is instead of this.
Hello again everyone! It’s been a while, but I’m pleased to be back to blogging! A lot has happened in the past month (including a lot of work for me) so I’ve decided to condense it down into one – convenient post!
Firstly I would like to say a big big big ‘Thank You’ to the Durban team for essentially doing my job while they were in Durban. Zoe Parfitt, Zoe Barnes, Simon Pugh-Jones and Lauren Gardiner kept the RHS blog updated frequently, meaning that all I had to do was to move the posts from there to here.
This brings me neatly onto the second point on my little list of things to mention. The RHS blog that you were effectively following while the team were in Durban? We’re keeping it going! It’s a great opportunity for you to get to know some of our younger growers, as well as getting information about specific orchids and culture. If this is as much of a success as Dan (our web admin guy) and I expect it will be, we plan to move it here to WSBEOrchids so you can ‘leaf’ through our archives.
Thanks also for keeping with us here at WSBEOrchids. We do enjoy watching the little graph of hits skyrocket! We also like watching different countries on our visitor map light up as we spread all over the world!
Remember that our media libraries are open 24/7 and we are constantly working to make this website better for you. If there’s something that we don’t do at the moment that you think we should do – get in touch! E-mail me at [email protected] with any and all comments, queries and suggestions!
Right, that’s about all from me at the moment. Remember to keep checking back. Subscribe to us either by e-mail, RSS or Twitter and remember to get in touch!
Well the tropical weather of Durban is a distant memory and the great new friends we made are 6000 miles away. We will never forget the amazing time we had but it’s back to work in the Writhlington Labs. Here we are at Tuesday’s Lab Club, sowing seed of Epidendrum radicans (the pod split in the school greenhouse on the day we returned) and replating seedlings of Sophronitis coccinea (see an earlier blog about that species). As you can see we are having the usual fun. It’s good to be home. The good news is we are going to keep blogging so watch this space for everything orchid shaped and follow us and the Writhlington Orchid Project through the coming years. We also have some good bits of the durban trip still to share with you.