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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...
Bill Haldane’s Latest

Bill Haldane’s Latest

I hope everyone has been enjoying the lovely summer weather! Great though it has been I am getting fed up carting water around both in the garden and the allotment. My orchids too have found it hard at times and haven't enjoyed the hot bright conditions. They look...

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Virtual Orchid Congress Successes

Virtual Orchid Congress Successes

  The British Orchid Council has just published the results of the Covid19 online Congress it organised to coincide with the Malvern International Orchid Show that unfortunately had to be cancelled. There were approximately 400 entries in total, some from as far...

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More from Andy Gissing!

More from Andy Gissing!

Andy has sent over some great photos of the plants that he had in flower between mid May and mid June. Once again some unusual and superbly grown plants! A note from Andy on how to keep the Psychopsis alive! "The Psychopsis do have a bit of a reputation. Not managed...

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More from Bill Haldane

More from Bill Haldane

Here are photos of two more of Bill Haldane's plants. I know that he stands the pot containing the Coelogyne in a washing up bowl which always contains water.  The plant has responded to this and flowers prolifically and is now probably in a bigger outer container!...

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What a surprise!

What a surprise!

  I have two plants of Coelogyne massangeana-one larger than the other. I have flowered the larger one before but not regularly. They need large pseudobulbs to flower well. Imagine my surprise when a bud appeared on the smaller plant. The flowers are pretty and...

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More from Bill Gardiner

Some more of Bill's immaculate plants with some useful cultural information. "Please find enclosed some more orchid photos for the website. I have also included a photo of my shade house which sits in the middle of my garden. It is in full sun but is covered in...

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Phil Broom’s Cymbidiums (Mainly)

Phil sent some pictures of his collection of Cymbidiums. I think he said that they had originated via Stonham Barns from the collection of the man from Monks Eleigh. "I have enclosed some photos of Cymbidiums I have in bloom. I have also sent a photo of one of my...

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Jacky and Brian Lloyd’s Present

It is always great to hear of the successes of members who grow orchids in the house and take pleasure in their plants when they reflower. It is even better when they produce more bloom than they did previously! This is the Phalaenopsis that Jacky and Brian received...

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David Kohn’s Recent Flowerings.

David messaged me to include the plants in his greenhouse that have flowered recently or that are flowering now. He wrote the following for inclusion. It contains some useful information:- My greenhouse is set at 13°C and I keep 2 fans running continuously in the roof...

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Bill Gardiner’s Stupendous Plants!

Bill has sent over these superb photos of his plants and shots of the inside of his greenhouses. They look a picture!. Many are familiar friends. Remember to click on a picture to access the slide show in full screen or just hover the cursor over to show the plant...

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A success at last!

  My last post was one of doom and gloom so this is what my collection should look like. I have posted some photos of our conservatory which is where I grow my plants. It has its advantages as you can potter in your dressing gown while the tea is brewing but it...

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Andy Gissing’s Flowering Plants

  Hi Janet Attached are pictures of my Bulbophyllums that are flowering at the moment. These are all growing in a greenhouse with a minimum temperature of 15C. Bulb. Wilbur Chang is a sequential flowering type. Last year it produced 17 flowers on one stem over...

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