Our Spring Show on Saturday, 5th April, turned out to be a lovely day, and was well supported, there were 78 entries on the competitive table, and the visiting society displays were also excellent.
Congratulations to the winners, Malcolm Moodie won the Founders Shield for Best in Show with his Phragmipedium Bouley Bay, he also won the Society Cup for the most points in show, the Challenge Cup for the Best Group Display, the Durrant Cup for the Best Laeiinae, the G. R. Harris Cup for the best Pleurothallid, the S. A. Jarrett Cup for the Best Oncidiinae, the Trevor Turton Cup for the Best Paphiopedium, the Vanderville Trophy for the Best Species, and the Peter White Trophy for the Best Masdevallia.
Chris Gibbs won the Bedlam Trophy for the Best Monopodial and the Dendrobium Trophy for the best Dendrobium. John Clarke won the Margaret Turton Cup for the best Phalaenopsis, Martin Mitchell won the Shirley Goblet for the Best Cymbidium, Janet James won the Rene Osborne Trophy for Floral Art.
The Harry Wilshaw Cup for the best Novice was won by Caroline Reid.
For monthly table displays the Bedlam Trophy for the best Hybrid was won by Malcolm Moodie and the Committee Trophy for the Best Species was was by Brian Cope.
The Janet James Trophy for the best Visiting Society was won by Hinckley Orchid Society.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the day a success, the shops who put up posters and the ‘papers and magazines for their help advertising the event.
At our next meeting, on Saturday, 3rd May, Maren Talbot will be giving a talk on Pleiones, some of these lovely orchids were the show bench, come along and see how they are grown.
Our June meeting has been brought forward and will now be on Saturday, 31st May, with Roy Bailey Wood talking on British Wild Orchids. Venue St George & St Teresa’s Parish Centre, 338 Station Road, Dorridge, B93 8EZ.
New members and visitors welcome, doors open 1pm. For information telephone 01564 822897 or go to www.solihullorchidsociety.co.uk
Member since: 17th March 2014
Solihull & District Orchid Society