Many types of orchids including Cattleyas, Cymbidiums and Oncidiums will be on display at the Great Lakes Spring Orchid Show over the long weekend.
The 39th annual spring show is organised by the Great Lakes Orchid Society and will be held at Forster Public School hall, on Saturday, October 5 from 9am to 4pm and Sunday, October 6 from 9am to 3pm.
Potting demonstrations will be given at 10am, noon and 2pm both days and members will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer questions relating to orchid care including pest control, watering, fertilising and caring for plants that won't flower.
If you have orchids that are proving difficult to grow or are suffering problems you are unsure about bring them in and friendly members will try to help solve your problem. Members will be able give advice on what to do with those plants that have not flowered or been repotted for years.
There will be a variety of orchids for sale by members and all your orchid growing requirements including pots, orchid growing composts, bark and fertilisers will be available. More unusual types of orchids are expected to be displayed by members of the Great Lakes Orchid Society and members from surrounding orchid societies.
Entry to the show is by donation and children attending the show in the company of an adult will receive a free orchid plant.
Great Lakes Orchid Society meets at 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of the month at Forster Public School hall. Visitors are welcome to attend.
For further information contact Roy 6554 6209 or John 6554 9733.