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Bill Haldane’s flowering plants

Bill Haldane’s flowering plants

Bill has sent these photos in because he thinks they probably won't last until the next meeting. Hopefully they will cheer up this dreary January, particularly his Coelogyne rochussenii which has produced another wonderful display.  

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Table Winners November

Table Winners November

Bill's amazing LC Blue Angel "Glove" won the winner's display this month. Handy hints are to grow warm all year with plenty of light. It was grown in a bark mix. Bill is taking out the moss as it retains too much moisture especially in winter. At the meeting we were...

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October Table Winner

October Table Winner

We had a superb well attended meeting on the 27th October. which was made even better by the array of plants for sale Zsuzsa had brought with her from her nursery, Spicesotic Plants! there were some beauties! She gave an extremely informative talk on dendrobium...

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Meeting Report

Meeting Report

It was so wonderful to meet everyone on the 29th September.  We had a great turnout to our AGM-late but eventually happened! Thanks to all who came. The main part of the meeting, election of committee members and the filling of positions, happened very quickly thanks...

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Bill Haldane’s New Post

Bill Haldane’s New Post

Bill has sent me pictures of two plants he currently has flowering. The Dendrobium is one I gave to him some time ago. I find it easy to flower and it always comes up trumps. Mine has finished now. For some reason it flowered a bit earlier this year. It is normally...

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Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

It is hard to believe that this time last year our annual show was cancelled. Such a lot has happened since then-or not! Last weekend would have been the weekend of our 2021 effort so I thought I should post some pictures of the plants I would have displayed. I think...

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Phil Broom’s Latest Cymbidiums

Phil Broom’s Latest Cymbidiums

I hope everybody at Suffolk Orchid Society are all keeping well. I thought it was time to send a few more images of Cymbidiums that I have in bloom at this moment. Many of the plants stood in full sun all last year with only a scorched leaf on a very few plants. I...

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The Advantage of Plant Swaps!

The Advantage of Plant Swaps!

If you have been following my posts you will recognise this plant. These pictures were sent to me following Bill's e-mail to members requesting photos of their flowering plants. Paul Eaton responded and sent these. Might look familiar to the previous post of my...

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Out Now!

Out Now!

Here are photos from some of my plants that are in bloom now. The cymbidium was purchased from Homebase about 3 years ago and has 3 spikes on it this year despite it being a small plant.  It must have a species such as Cymbidium erythraeum in it hence the green spotty...

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Dendrobium speciosum

Dendrobium speciosum

Bill Haldane initially acquired this plant from a member of the Devon Orchid society some 20 years ago. it was photographed before Christmas. He was told at the time that this was one of the smaller forms of the species, although the pseudobulbs are currently some...

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Bill Haldane’s Recently Flowering Plants

Bill Haldane’s Recently Flowering Plants

Bill recently sent me photos of his plants that have recently flowered. I particularly like the magnificent Coelogyne rochussenii. This species grows in South East Asia around the Malay peninsular where it is grown into magnificent specimens that are easily grown in...

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