especially as the Champion species was a most wonderful Paph fairrieanum!
Alas, I only got to the show on the last day and as I was holidaying with my puppies, by that stage my camera was full of doggie antic tricks... (note to self... buy another camera.... one for doggies, the other for orchids!)
Anyways, loads of bulldog paphs on show, and a lovely display of Phragmipediums. Hopefully Stephan may have taken pics or something...
couple of interesting things... maybe...
1. the flasks of Phrag kovachii got held up by Quarantine... so all the people who ordered the plants pretty much were worried that it would all come asunder! Thankfully, Quarantine, in their infinite wisdom decided that a grey/black agar solution does not necessarily mean mould!
2. Grand Champion of Show was a Lycaste.. and beautiful though it may be, it certainly was not a popular winner!
3. As it turns out, there is an international Phalaenopsis mob... and their display almost made me buy a Phalaenopsis! www.phal.org
4. the most beautifully fragrant displays were those with Australian native Dendrobiums!
hmm... I think that's about it!
again, sorry bout the no pic thing...