Jerry Lee Fischer of Orchids Limited, Minnesota, USA, will be speaking to three orchid societies this autumn when he visits to UK to attend the 25th BOC Congress at Writhlington School. His visit is sponsored by the British Orchid Council and all three societies have offered to open these meetings to members of any society that is affiliated to the BOC.
His engagements are as follows:
Tuesday 23 October - Cheltenham & District Orchid Society
Lecture: The history and development of Orchids Limited, hybridising and favourite orchids
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October - BOC Congress
Lecture 1: An overview of phragmipediums including culture
Lecture 2: Phragmipedium kovachii
, history, hypbriding and culture
Wednesday 31 October - Darlington & District Orchid Society
Lecture: The history and development of Orchids Ltd, hybridising and favourite orchids
Saturday 3 November - Orchid Society of Great Britain
, culture and overview of species
Jerry will be bringing with him pre-orders for delivery, along with a small selection of plants for sale. Pre-ordering is available now, until 15 August, details below.
To all our UK customers, from Jerry Lee Fischer, President, Orchids Limited, USA.
Orders can be placed via our website: http://www.orchidweb.com/
Scroll down to Orchid Events and click on the October 2012, Great Britain Tour.
In the UK, DEFRA (the British permit authorities) requires import fees of £59 per genus. Because of this, I must narrow my offerings to Paphiopedilums
. These genus fees will be covered within the handling fee. (If you are interested in any other genus, you can still be part of our group order shipping to Germany in late October. You will receive an announcement of that trip later this month.)
I will also bring a limited number of selected plants for sale at each meeting.
The deadline for placing orders is 15 August 2012. Please note: No changes can be made to orders after August 15th, as we must begin preparing the required documents. It takes several weeks to process the paperwork for an October departure.
When placing your order via our website, please select only plants from these 5 genus that are noted as ‘CITES-approved for export’. We have added many new products since our last offering. You can see these new products by going to the ‘Advanced’ search on our website and looking in ‘Added to Inventory in’ link and choosing the ‘last 6 months’ option. The items will then be listed from the oldest added to the newest. They are not listed alphabetically or by category.
Once your order has been reviewed and finalized, payment is due in full to hold your order. Payment must be made in US dollars via credit card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover) or PayPal. Wire transfer is no longer an option unless your order is over US$1,000.
There is no minimum order for pickup at the Society meetings. The minimum order for shipping within the UK is US$100, shipped to one address.
If picking up your order, an additional 20% will be added to your order to cover document processing fees (5 genus fees, CITES permits, import permit, phytosanitary certificate, baggage fees). The fee for those orders being shipped within the UK is 25%. This covers the actual ship cost. One exception will be the shipping of extra-large plants such as some cattleyas, as these may require extra baggage/shipping fees due to size and weight. These possible additional costs will be calculated once we have your final order and will be charged once the order is received.
Your order will be shipped by Royal Mail or Parcel Force within the UK. Large orders may require shipping by FedEx or another carrier and may cost more to do so.
If the plants you receive do not do well in the first 2-3 weeks, please notify us and send pictures by email, if possible. I assure you that we will replace those plants on one of our next visits.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org