As preparations for the Britain in Bloom judges are in full swing, I thought I would post a selection of the flowers on display in the greenhouse, hopefully these vibrant and colourful flowers will impress the judges. I will post later an update on how the visit from the judges went. Click read more to see the images.
The re-plating of many of the old jars of orchids continued today along with the sorting of the lab, a picture of the newly re-plated orchids can be found below. This afternoon we are cooking up more re-plating media from bananas as we used all of it up!
Good news for the website is the return of the webcams which have been fixed by Dan and are now up and running on the website. This is the link as it is not yet accessible from the website, wsbeorchids.org.uk/webcam/.
More from me next week.
Day 4 began with lab work and in particular re-plating, something which after the morning I felt much more confident doing. This afternoon we were joined by members of the greenhouse club for a washing up session of old containers. We now have many more clean jars for many more orchids.
Next monday we host a visit from the Britain in Bloom judges because as usual we are included as part of Radstock in bloom. We think we are all set, a team to conduct the greenhouse tour, extra signs to highlight plants of interest like the Barkeria shown here and a good supply of truly tasty cakes.
Today was the day for the rearrangement of the lab, something that involved four of us for a large part of the day!
All the shelving used to store the jars of orchids have been moved and changed resulting in more space and organisation. The pictures below show the sorting in progress and the new layout of the lab.