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News and pictures from our latest meetings and events

April Meeting

This month a larger turnout of members were treated to a talk by Colin Thorburn about Sarawak and the Asia Pacific Orchid Conference that Colin had attended. He explained how Vandas and Phaleanopsis made up a lot of the displays which also featured quite a few cats...

March monthly meeting

Although slightly down on numbers this month there was another good table display. The previous winners table was won by Paul Eaton with his well flowered Coelogyne cristata Derrie Brown c.o.m./R.H.S. He says this clone flowers well for him with a min .temperature of...

Martlesham Heath show 2022

On a glorious spring day we held our first show since 2019, not really sure how many people would come after Covid restrictions have been lifted. We had a good display of plants, the most notable being a beautiful Lycaste virginalis exhibited by David Kohn which won...

February monthly meeting

Once again this month we had an excellent table display. The previous winners competition table was won by Paul Eaton with his beautiful Coelogyne Memoria William Micholitz, there were no entries on the novice table. Our speaker this month was Michael Radley talking...

January meeting report

This month saw a well attended meeting with more of our regular members returning after Covid worries and lockdowns. This month saw one of the best table shows we have seen in a long time, lets hope it continues. Format of the meeting was an inhouse discussion and...

David Kohn – How to beat the slugs

Looking at the photo of slugs on David's lawn I can see why he had such a problem with them!!! Here is his article explaining how he beat them, also some recent photo's showing the excellent flowers he is producing with this system. - ­­Ever since I restarted growing...

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.  

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...

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...

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...

April Meeting

This month a larger turnout of members were treated to a talk by Colin Thorburn about Sarawak and the Asia Pacific Orchid Conference that Colin had attended. He explained how Vandas and Phaleanopsis made up a lot of the displays which also featured quite a few cats...

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March monthly meeting

March monthly meeting

Although slightly down on numbers this month there was another good table display. The previous winners table was won by Paul Eaton with his well flowered Coelogyne cristata Derrie Brown c.o.m./R.H.S. He says this clone flowers well for him with a min .temperature of...

read more
Martlesham Heath show 2022

Martlesham Heath show 2022

On a glorious spring day we held our first show since 2019, not really sure how many people would come after Covid restrictions have been lifted. We had a good display of plants, the most notable being a beautiful Lycaste virginalis exhibited by David Kohn which won...

read more

February monthly meeting

Once again this month we had an excellent table display. The previous winners competition table was won by Paul Eaton with his beautiful Coelogyne Memoria William Micholitz, there were no entries on the novice table. Our speaker this month was Michael Radley talking...

read more
January meeting report

January meeting report

This month saw a well attended meeting with more of our regular members returning after Covid worries and lockdowns. This month saw one of the best table shows we have seen in a long time, lets hope it continues. Format of the meeting was an inhouse discussion and...

read more
David Kohn – How to beat the slugs

David Kohn – How to beat the slugs

Looking at the photo of slugs on David's lawn I can see why he had such a problem with them!!! Here is his article explaining how he beat them, also some recent photo's showing the excellent flowers he is producing with this system. - ­­Ever since I restarted growing...

read more
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.  

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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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