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WAOF Posters

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 our posters and stick it in your window, or village hall noticeboard, or lamp post outside!  The more the merrier, so your help in publicising is much appreciated!

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Work Experience – Day 1

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 helping Luke with a presentation to the University of the Third Age in Midsomer Norton. They were very friendly and enjoyed the talk greatly. I am looking forward to the next two weeks and there will be more  updates from me soon.

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Work Experience

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.

With Stanhopea tigrina
With Stanhopea tigrina

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WAOF

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The Writhlington Autumn Orchid Festival is your chance to have a look around the new school greenhouses, talk to orchid experts from the Somerset, Wiltshire & Dorset Orchid Society, purchase Orchids and sundries from various trade, and dine in the brand new Orchid Café.

WAOF will run from 10am-4pm on Saturday 25th September at Writhlington School. Entrance £1.


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“Better than Glue”

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 about that comment, but we do know that it looks, and smells, stunning! Warm America currently smells brilliant.

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