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January 2020

Regular Monthly Meeting

29 January @ 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 @ 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

CANCELLED-Our Annual Show

21 March
St Michael’s Church Centre, The Drift
Martlesham, IP 5 3PL
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Hi to all our intended visitors. It is with much regret that due to the evolving situation regarding coronavirus it has been decided to cancel our show on Saturday 21st March at St Michael’s Church Centre, Martlesham. Despite safety statements from the government we felt that we could not guarantee the advice being the same in a week’s time. A large proportion of our members and visitors are elderly thus falling in to the “at risk” category. We could not…

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CANCELLED-March Regular Monthly Meeting

25 March @ 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

CANCELLED- April Regular Monthly Meeting

29 April @ 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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