I wasn't sure whether to put this notice in the news section or the Website section. I opted for news seeing as news it is.
Species Specific is now working in partnership with Phuphaman Orchids in Thailand. Lesley and 11-year-old Zara have been in training
and are now confident enough to do some small scale selling.
The first batch of plants should arrive on or near the 27th July and will mainly be made up of some choice Dendrobium species, a couple of cold/cool growing Vanda species, both of which are my favourites, a few terrestrials and a couple of choice Coelogyne species.
Róisín wants to be involved as well, so she will have some minor roles to play, like peeling my grapes while I sit back
I've been talked into selling some hybrids, although I didn't really want to go down that route just yet, so we will be selling some Vanda hybrid seedlings. They will be available on the site, but I will mainly be pushing these on eBay as I'm still nervous about cranking up the heating system after that disastrous event in January 2011 , so we shall see how it goes.
Initially, plants will be sold as "New Imports" and that will be reflected in the price, for example, they will be supplied bare-root until they start becoming established, so, I suppose your best option would be to grab some bargains initially.
One of the important aspects of Phuphaman Orchids for me was their commitment to conservation. They often send plants for re-establishing into the rain forest, as can be seen in the photo below, one of two truck loads heading out to the forests.