At this point you may be wondering “What on earth does circus skills have to do with orchids?”. Well the honest answer is – Nothing what-so-ever! But it’s fun (so I’m told!).
Simon Pugh-Jones was previously a circus entertainer and as a result of this, many students learn’t circus skills about 4 years ago. Today the clubs, balls and unicycle came back out of the cuboard and everyone’s been having a go.
Luke Lucas with the clubs
Luke on his unicycle
The room full of mayhem!
So there, you didn’t expect us to be doing that today! To be honest, neither did I!
Fancy a sneaky peek at what we’ll be selling at the London orchid show this year? That’s what we thought! You’ll find a list of all the new plants we’ll have for sale this year in the new section of our seedling portfolio.
Granted – the Media Library has been a bit rubbish for the past few months but now it’s new, updated and you have no excuse to not visit it!
We’ve added four videos from the archives as well as Image galleries from our various expeditions, shows etc. Once I perfect the art of shrinking photos to under our upload limit you can expect a lot more to start popping up!
The orchid team weren’t the only ones braving the conditions today. Our caretakers have been busy clearing snow and, be honest, what would you do if you had a load of snow to clear next to a three storey building?
All schools in the south west may be shut because of snow, but writhlington orchid project carries on regardless! It’s 7 degrees in the cool end but the snow seems to be forming a nice inulating blanket over most of the greenhouse.
The lab is a nice warm 25 degrees but I’m told that doesn’t count!