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Expert advice about orchids available

12/10/13     

The Wessex Orchid Society Autumn show at Portchester Community School. Pictured is a Phalaenopsis hybrid

Picture: Paul Jacobs (132814-2)

12/10/13 The Wessex Orchid Society Autumn show at Portchester Community School. Pictured is a Phalaenopsis hybrid Picture: Paul Jacobs (132814-2)

The Mid Sussex Orchid Society is set to make a return visit to Paradise Park in Newhaven on Sunday February 23 from 11am to 4pm.

Dr Gary and Maria Firth and society members will give visitors expert tips on after-care.

There will be a display of orchids and tombola at the tourist attraction in Avis Road.

Plant manager at Paradise Park Mark Curtis said: “Most people will be familiar with Phalaenopsis, or moth orchid - a beautiful and easy to grow houseplant, which is also excellent value, as it holds its flowers over a long period. A more unusual species are the Gongora orchids, and these are collected by Gary and Maria as part of the National Plant Collection.”

Orchids are a popular houseplant but are found growing wild all over the world.

 

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