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Warning –the VERY Hungry Caterpillar(s)

Cancelling our show had its merits. During the winter my dendrobiums were proceeding well. The canes had grown taller than usual thanks to “Rainmix” and the buds were at that tricky stage when the timing of the first big watering is critical to flower rather than... read more

Bill Haldane’s flowering plants

Bill Haldane sent over his pictures of plants that flower at this time of the year. I particularly like the Coelogyne but am a sucker for droopy flowers!... read more

All meetings are cancelled but here is the solution!

  Unfortunately we will not be able to meet for the foreseeable future due to Corvid 19. This includes the Suffolk Show, all plant/garden events and the Malvern Show in June. What a shame considering the beautiful weather we are having at the moment but what an... read more

Table Winners from September 2019!

  I am sorry I have somewhat neglected keeping the posts of table winners up to date for one reason or another. Here are the photos from the September, October, January and February meetings. The details of when, what, owner and if expert or novice are in the... read more

AGM and June Table Winners

The AGM held on 26th June went without a hitch. Andy Gissing kindly agreed to step in as Vice Chairman following the resignation of David Barton who was involved in the formation of the society. We thank him for all the hard work he has put in to the society over the... read more

Success at the Suffolk Show

Well done everyone! At the Suffolk show we were presented with  a Large Gold award! The judge praised the variety and excellence of our plants. Bill G again provided superb specimens of Masdevallias. Their vibrant colours wowed many people. Thanks must go to all... read more

Our Orchid Show

Saturday 30th March dawned bright and sunny which set the scene for an extremely successful show. The display our members contributed to was varied and of an extremely high quality. Bill Gardiner’s plants won both the species and hybrid awards! Laurence put on... read more

March Table Winners

The March meeting hosted Tina Loose and her husband. They completed the European orchid journey they introduced us to in a previous meeting. This time they visited Slovenia, Samos, Cyprus and Crete showing us delightful, mainly Ophrys species, all of which were... read more

February Table winners

In the February meeting Martin Sandford gave an excellent, informative talk about the state of native orchids in general but focussed on Suffolk orchids in particular using superb photographs and distribution maps illustrating how different species preferred certain... read more

Table winner January

This meeting started with cultural guidance given by a panel of Paul and the two Bill’s. We had a selection of problems about controlling pests, watering and managed to “save” a cymbidium by finding what is hopefully a flower bud! The last part of... read more

November Table Winners

The November social meeting was exceptionally well attended. All those present were treated to a fine talk about the 3D paper sculptures the speaker, Mr Hopper, had created as table centres for his annual magicians convention. With their novelty he was requested to... read more

October Table Winners

We listened to a very interesting talk by Frances Quesada Pallares about the orchids he found on the expedition to Borneo in 2015. He used his own photos on the many plants WITH flowers that he saw there. He was lucky to find so many in bloom! There were some familiar... read more

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