The December Meeting

By tradition the December meeting is our festive buffet and the chance for a good old “mardle” as they say in Norfolk. We began with welcoming two new members who are joining us and then set about answering a couple of quizzes kindly devised by Joan and Jack Butcher. As usual no-one attained a perfect […]

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The November Meeting

This month we welcomed two new members to our Society. Our annual Plant Auction attracted a good audience and with a wide selection of species and hybrids on offer bidding was fast and furious. This resulted in over £100 worth of sales with the commission swelling our funds and many happy buyers and sellers. We

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The October Meeting

This month we welcomed Michael Radley from the Orchid Society of Great Britain who entertained us with an account of a visit to the Eric Young Orchid Foundation on the island of Jersey. The visit was only planned for a couple of hours but was so interesting it lasted for an afternoon. The Foundation was

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The September Meeting

September saw our first meeting at the Costessey Centre, our new venue. It was certainly a welcome change, with well lit car parking and a warm and comfortable meeting room. The evening was given over to a presentation by Bryan Adams on ‘Repotting your Orchids. Every stage of the repotting process was explained and demonstrated

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The August Meeting

The evening was given over to a PowerPoint presentation by Chris Barker of the Darlington O.S. entitled ‘Victorian Orchidmania’, courtesy of the British Orchid Council.He began by showing how orchid growing in Victorian times was the delight of the rich, with the Duke of Devonshire having the world’s largest collection at Chatsworth House, housed in

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The July Meeting

This month we showed a presentation on the Bulbophyllum presented by Bill Thoms, awell known grower and hybridizer of this genus. The presentation was produced by the American Orchid Society and presented to the British Orchid Council during Bill’s lecture tour in 2016. He demonstrated how using his ‘WAFL-HS principles of growing he has produced

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The June Meeting

The June meeting was given over to a Plant Clinic. Three of our members, Bryan, Jack and Colin, were the panel which tackled questions ranging from aphid infestations to repotting media, with everything in between including feeding orchids, dividing and re-potting. Various forms of potting media were discussed regarding their respective merits and their suitability

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The May Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Society was held this month. Following the opening of the meeting by the President the Chairman and officers presented their reports. This was followed by the election of officers and committee. The B.O.C Tankard for the most table show points gained in the year was won by Bryan Adams,

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The April Meeting

In April we welcomed Dr Helen Milner, the Chair of the British Orchid Council, who gave us a talk on orchids in terraria. Starting with the invention in the 1850s of a glazed case by Nathaniel Ward designed to protect plants from the sulphurous fumes of the London smog. Ward noticed that fern spores trapped

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The March Meeting

Our President, Colin Thorburn, who had just returned from Taiwan,  gave a report on this year’s Taiwan International Orchid Show. This show is one of the ‘Big 4’ orchid shows along with the World Orchid Conference, the Japan Grand Prix Show and the Dresden Orchid Show. Running for 10 days it attracts many thousand visitors

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