Our January meeting featured Bill Gardiner and other experienced orchid growers in the Society giving advice to members in respect of poorly or problem orchids that they brought in for inspection.  We also admired Andy Gissing’s Angraecum sesquidipale (Darwin’s orchid), although sadly the moth that Charles Darwin predicted would exist on the basis of the flower’s long spur is unlikely to put in an appearance here in Suffolk!  Bill then demonstrated the splitting and repotting of a Cattleya and a Masdevallia.  Members were asked to bring prizes at the February meeting  for the tombola at the annual Show, and to put up in mid-February the posters for the Show that had been distributed.

Bill Haldane won the Winner’s Table with his Laeliocattleya C G Roebling ‘Sentinel’. There were no entries for trhe Novices table.