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January Newsletter

Posted by North Bucks Orchid Society on January 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (39)





Presidents. Dennis Lewis and Ron Bowler.


Our Next Meeting - 2nd January Problem Plants - Ask our panel of experts

Chairman’s Notes.

I trust every one survived our Christmas Party Meeting – it was nice to see everyone enjoy themselves especially those we have not seen for some time.

Although I edited this newsletter just before Christmas the postal receipricants will find it arriving, hopefully, during the “gap” between Christmas Day and New Years Eve. Those email addresses I have, and can get to work, will find it in their email box before Christmas!

So I would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas to be or past and certainly a Good New Year. May you grow many fine Orchids in your greenhouse. I hope we will see them on the Societies Meetings show tables – and at our show in February (hint, hint!) In the nicest possible way, lets see who can knock Eric off the prize winners list!

If, like me, you have a few problem plants – that’s what January’s meeting is about. Bring them along and let the Experts give their opinion.



Over to Kate

Future Shows


16th February 2013 OUR SHOW Flitwick Village Hall

23rd March 2013 Hinckley and District St. Johns, 351 Coventry Road, Hinckley, Leics. LE10 0NF

11th April 2013

(Preview Night)


12 -13th April 2013

RHS London Orchid Show

(and Botanic Art)

Vincent Square, London


27th May 2013

Bank Holiday Monday

Lea Valley

St. Stephen’s Church Hall, Watling Street, St. Albans



Show advertising

Thanks again to Ron –he has sent me some details of local advertising possibilities.

Does anyone live south/west of Flitwick and has a paper delivered which would be suitable to place an advert in? If you haven’t already taken Show Posters could you do so at the next meeting. Mick has kindly offered to do some A5 posters as well. Thanks Mick.


Getting ready for our show

Potted plants, bulbs, divisions - Please think ahead for the plant table at our show.


Items for the tombola – unwanted Christmas presents! If you have any it would be helpful to Marlene if you could bring them to the January meeting?






The Season's Meetings Ahead.

2012 – 2013 program


2nd January Problem Plants - Ask our panel of experts

6th February Plant Auction and our show discussion.

6th March Potting Demonstration and new members evening.

3rd April . Phalaenopsis and More. Growing Orchids Indoors

Members may be interest to know that Phalaenopsis and more is a relatively new venture. There is a website,

Francis will be coming to our meeting by train to April's meeting, so he is limited in what he can bring to sell. So I suggest you have a look at his website before hand to see if there is anything specific

1st May David Manners. Orchids of Gt Britain.

5th June TBA

3rd July AGM


Tea Rota


January Jean & Anne Marie

February Derek & *

March Ivor & Eileen

April Gill & Barry

May Ron & *

June Erika & Margaret





Forthcoming events

Posted by North Bucks Orchid Society on January 1, 2013 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Please feel free to come and join us at our forthcoming events. You would be very welcome.

January, 2nd 2013 - Problem orchids and solutions!

February, 6th 2013 - Plant auction

March, 6th 2013 - Potting your orchids

More events to follow.

Our Annual Orchid Show

Posted by North Bucks Orchid Society on January 1, 2013 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday, 16th February 2013 at Flitwick Village Hall in Bedfordshire, we will be holding our society's Annual Orchid Show.

The show will be held from 11am - 4pm - Postcode for Flitwick Village Hall is MK45 1HP.

There will be orchid displays and also many things for sale such as orchids, other plants, decorative glassware and cards.

There will also be trade stands:

  • Orchids by Peter White
  • Royden Orchids
  • Laneside Hardy Orchids and Alpines
  • Tamerisk Nurseries
  • Just in Glass
  • Phoenix Flora Cards


Refreshments available and easy parking on site.

Entrance fee : £2 (children free)

Enquiries: Kate 01234 824882


East of England Show

Posted by North Bucks Orchid Society on July 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

North Bucks Orchid Society has a good weekend at the East of England Show, Peterborough. We were awarded a Bronze medal, only 1 point off a silver!

Despite the awful weather it was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

Ron triumphed with his wide range of Disa's. Other exhibitors were Kate, Eric, Margaret and Erika.