There were no plants in the Novice section this meeting but Paul Eaton celebrated his promotion to “expert” status by being one half of a draw with Bill Haldane. Paul exhibited a pretty yellow Masdevallia hybrid. Paul does well with this genera and has often brought in well grown plants. Bill displayed the Cattleya hybrid which was one of two he bought from a bargain basement reduction at a florist in Bury St Edmunds. The other was displayed on the general display section and was orange and pink BUT had a bite out of one of the petals. Not bad for £1.50 each!