Ex­hibitors flock to show or­chids

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS - by Mike Ben­nett

MAG­NIF­I­CENT ex­otic blooms at­tracted ad­di­tional en­tries and vis­i­tors to the an­nual spring show of South East Orchid So­ci­ety in the Bri­tish Rail club in Beaver Road, Ash­ford, on Satur­day. With ex­hibitors from across Kent and from as far afield as Ox­ford­shire, plus trade stands of pro­fes­sional grow­ers do­ing brisk trade, show sec­re­tary John Wal­ters was de­lighted. He said: “There was a strong show of ex­hibitors from Ash­ford, Folkestone, Maid­stone and Sit­ting­bourne and the stan­dards were first class. “We were pleased with the greater num­bers of peo­ple show­ing in­ter­est and un­der­stand­ing that mod­ern va­ri­eties of th­ese mag­nif­i­cent blooms are not dif­fi­cult to grow in homes.” With more than 100 mem­bers, the so­ci­ety is pre­par­ing for a ma­jor na­tional show in Peter­bor­ough be­fore re­turn­ing to Ash­ford for the au­tumn show.

Any­one in­ter­ested can phone Mr Wal­ters on 01580 241563

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South East Orchid So­ci­ety spring show

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Mod­ern va­ri­eties are not dif­fi­cult to grow

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Best In Show Ed­ward Fis­cher from Ken­ning­ton with his Coel­og­yng Cristata

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Re­serve Best in Show Sally Mill with her Cat­te­leya

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A closer view of Coel­og­yng Cristata which won Best in Show

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