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IOS Orchid Potting Demonstration

The first in-person meeting of 2024 was held in our usual location, the Lecture Theatre at the National Botanic Gardens visitor centre.

A very well attended evening with 20 members attending in-person and a further 10 people joined the evening online. 

The evening began with a potting demonstration from Chair Marie Therese Hourigan; following this Deputy Chair David Morse discussed the May Weekend trip to the UK, after this a raffle was held for a great collection of orchids.

Potting Demonstration

Marie presented a wonderful and well-received live potting demonstration full of tips and good advice about trimming the roots, compost mixes and ingredients, and how to test if an orchid has been potted correctly.

May Trip

David then discussed the May 2024 trip to see the orchid collections at RHS Wisley, The Mather’s Foundation and Kew Gardens. To see the details of dates, costs and itinerary click the button below.

Raffle and Compost Sale

We had a great raffle with lots of wonderful orchids to win. There was also coir and bark to purchase. In all the raffle and compost sales raised €165.

Click on the images below to go to read more on the May Trip to the UK, the Orchid Shop and this month's Member's Musing

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