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June 2022 monthly meeting

Mike Armstrong was the guest speaker at our June 2022 meeting, addressing us on the subject of Cattleyas.  Mike held the National Collection of Cattleyas for many years, and commercially ran Mikandra Orchids until ten years ago.  Mike described his approach to growing...

Monthly meeting and AGM – 25 May 2022

Our May meeting started with a brief AGM, in which the Officers of the Society made their reports. A number of posts on the Committee were up for (re-)election, and all were filled by our willing Members :-). There followed another opportunity for members to bring...

Suffolk Show 2022

After three long years enduring the COVID pandemic, it was great to be able to contribute a stand to the Suffolk Show.  Fewer members than usual were able to contribute orchids in flower to the stand, but nevertheless there were enough to set up a marvellous display...

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.  
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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Andy Gissing’s Recent Successes

Andy Gissing’s Recent Successes

Here are Andy Gissing's most recent pictures of his well grown plants in bloom. The cymbidium was bought as a young plant which Andy put on our display table a few years ago. It has grown really well since and has produce a greater number of flower spikes. The species...

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More from Bill Haldane

More from Bill Haldane

Epidendrum purum Epidendrum purum is from Ecuador. Bill first saw this some years ago when his group was travelling along a valley floor planted with commercialfruit trees. They all seemed to be in flower but when they got closer it could be seen that each tree was...

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