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    Default Peterborough Int. Orchid Show

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    Maybe the best orchid show in UK - currently, although alas, probably no more . The Peterborough Show Ground is the East of England Show ground for agricultural shows ; so they have a cattle show, a horse show, a dog show... etc for 3 days ; they took over the Orchid Show when a former host in the South of England ( another County Agricultural Show) folded after losing a cash subsidy from the local Government dept. And now Peterborough is changing its date to mid July - and most orchid people moan that they won't have enough flowers.
    However I have processed over 40 of the 100 or so pics I took, which I will show here in a series of postings.
    Too many ? probably - but then unless Bruce pulls the plug on me, I'll put them up - with the briefest of comments - and you don't have to look at them...
    here's the first four ; comments will be below the pics.



    A general shot of one Orchid Society stand with a theme ( Darlington) ; some plants which caught my eye - well red ones always do !. A masdevallia, some Pogonias and then a mas of Burr. Nelly Isler.
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    The grand champion species - a Brassia growing on a moss pole ( grown by my oild friend Gary Firth ( I'll miss out his titles - this is not a medical forum) - I first met him in a jungle somewhere, we were both on an orchid holiday, some 15 years ago.Also a close up of the flowers. Then a mass of Disas - I'm only putting these in 'cos I know most of you can't possibly grow these cool/cold orchids -haha ! fINAlly a BC - I have the name somewhere, if anyone is desperate to know. A lovely specimen.

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    Default Peterborough 3rd posting - 3 down and hundreds to go...

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    A rather nice Sophro - coccinea or whatever name you wat to give it ; another Society stand ; the Grand Hybrid champion plant - a Thinia on my Society's stand , and a DEn. devonianum (?) on the corner of our stand.

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    They are all gorgeous ! The Sophronitis and the BC. are stunning. I would like to know the name of the yellow Brassocattleya. It seems to be a primary hybrid or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    They are all gorgeous ! The Sophronitis and the BC. are stunning. I would like to know the name of the yellow Brassocattleya. It seems to be a primary hybrid or?
    Digital cameras are so handy - I often do a separate shot of the label - ( without doubling the cost as used to be the case with 35mm film) so I can quote Bsn Ria Meyer ... ( Brassanthe ) = Brassavola tuberculata X Guarianthe aurantiaca

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    Beautiful displays, Geoff. Great shots of the displays. Thanks for showing the Disas and S coccinea especially since I'll never hope to be able to grow these. What a pity if there won't be that many orchids when they change the date to July. Eagerly looking forward to the other pictures.

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    All shown are stunning, stunning, stunning!!!!!!!! ~

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    Part of the Bournemouth Society stand with that Thunia in the corner and mostly my Mtps at the front - inc the one which got the award.
    The Stanhopea - one shown by a guy who has the UK National Collection ; he always amazes me showing lots of plants in flower -considering that the flowers don't last that long. How does he do it ? I had a chat with him. He says they flower 6 or 7 times a year... and he has about 500 plants. Nuff said ? I note that many are in 25 or 30cm baskets, and have just one or two spikes. I guess that there many growths in each basket, maturing their spikes at different times - just like my Gongoras do. maybe its a characterictic of the tribe - annoying that you don't get them all at once . But then the flowers here are so big that there would not be room for a dozen spikes !
    The shot of people looking at a stand includes a grey haired man - that is (Dr.)Philip Cribb - author of over a 500 books and other publications on orchids ( I think that was said when the AOS gave him a gold medal when he retired as orchid boss man at Kew -aka Deputy Keeper of the Herbarium ( but being an English civil servant - Government employee) that happened when he was only a kid by my standards ( 60) and anyway he went straight back afterwards as a consultant... but he is a good guy , very approachable , gives a wonderful lecture - e.g. the last I heard was on the paphs , cyps etc of South West China....
    The bench of paphs in flower from a certain Taiwan nursery - all (had been) for sale. The most expensive was £300 - say US$450 - and by the time I got to the stand was sold, as most of them were - saved me US$50,000 that did - them all being sold....

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    Two of the paphs seen on the previous posting ; and two of the enlarged ( colchicine ? ) cattleyas from another stand. Love them or hate them ( the giant catts) you can't fail tio be impressed. Opinion is divided as to whether they re-flower like that.

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    The practice is for the trader to do a display , and then have the sales booth next door . Sometimes the dispaly is of plants for sale ( usually if a foreign dealer - he doesn't want the hassle of taking them back - hence an excuse for hanging about in the last minutes of the show to get a bargain... ( not me, this time). So here you see two stands, and two displays. Actually the Vandas with the mass of red renanthera blooms at the front, was a display, none for sale show of cut flowers. ( As someone who ran a business - even if it was a professional firm rather than a commercial one , I cannot see the point of flying from Florida and setting up a wonderful display, without bringing anything to sell. It's not as if I couild e-mail an order - USA CITES for export and UK CITES for import, plus EU PEACH, and phytosanitary certificate requirements , with Tax paid not only on the value of the plants but also on the cost of the documents and on the import duty and on the air-freight, would make very expensive plants.
    But more pics of some of the Vandas,. to follow.

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