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January 2020

Regular Monthly Meeting

29 January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Michael’s Church Centre, The Drift
Martlesham,IP 5 3PL
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This is your chance to ask questions to our more experienced growers. If you want your watering water tested both with and without fertilizer feel free to bring a sample. There will be members who will bring their testing meters so that you will have some idea of the strength of dissolved salts you use when watering your plants. There will also be a plant sale of members spare plants. If you have swaps please bring them along to sell.…

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February 2020

Regular Monthly Meeting

26 February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Michael’s Church Centre, The Drift
Martlesham,IP 5 3PL
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We are honoured to have booked Dr Phillip Cribb for this meeting. He has written a lot of books about various orchid topics and has worked from Kew for many years. On his previous visit to our society he has given a very informative talk. The title of this talk will be ‘The trouble with European orchids – bees, spiders and flies in southern Europe’ and follows a field trip and publication of a book on the topic. Looking forward to…

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March 2020

Our Annual Show

21 March 2020
St Michael’s Church Centre, The Drift
Martlesham,IP 5 3PL
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This is our big chance to showcase our society. It will take the usual format with a display, demonstrations, plants for sale and food. The hall will open at 8.00am to give us a chance to arrange the display and for the kitchen to get started before the doors open to the public at 10.00am. The committee would be extremely grateful if members could loan their plants for the display. If you are unable to bring them yourself I am…

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Regular Monthly Meeting

25 March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Michael’s Church Centre, The Drift
Martlesham,IP 5 3PL
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We have invited Michael Radley to come to talk to us at this meeting. Michael is a new speaker for us and grows his own orchids, has visited orchid growing regions and has a talk about Margaret Mee, the well to do Victorian lady artist who travelled the world and painted amazing pictures of what she saw. I hope he will touch on this in his planned talk on " Orchids and the Art of Perfection"

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April 2020

Regular Monthly Meeting

29 April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Michael’s Church Centre, The Drift
Martlesham,IP 5 3PL
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This we look forward to the return of Simon Tarrant who is a member of Essex Orchid Society. He has spoken to us previously and illustrated his talk with beautiful photos he had taken on his travels.This time his talk is on "Hardy Orchids of Estonia". This is an area that will be new to many of us as most turn south in an effort to find new species. It will be interesting to see if there are more similarities with…

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