Talk: Developing an orchid rich wild meadow or lawn
Jeff Hutchings presented a fascinating talk on establishing orchids. Jeff, aka the orchid man is the only commercial grower in the UK and is involved with projects to reintroduce native orchids into meadows and larger areas of farmland.
For more information see www.lanesidehardyorchids.co.uk
There was plenty of colour on the display table.
Jenny brought Bupleurum falcatum, a short lived perennial
|Kate’s Japanese Anemones include Honorine Jobert ,Whirligig, the pink Pamina, Pretty Lady: Susan, and the double Dreaming Swan and Persicaria including Blackfield, Orangefield, dichotoma, Alba, Affinis, Firetail and Pink Elephant|
Dorothy’s small purple orchid
Peter’s orchids including the yellow Oncidium
Gill brought Phlox, turtle haired Chelone, Hydrangea, willow gentian, crocosmia Severn Shimmer and Itea ilicifolia,
Elizabeth’s herbaceous clematis, rudbeckia, eucryphia nymansay, hydrangeas including quercifolia and Annabelle
As the present Treasurer of Friday Forum is stepping down at the end of the year, there is a vacancy for this post.
Donations of prizes are requested for the Paxton Show which will be held on 24th September.
Peter’s two pieces of decoupage have brightened our walls