Best in show at the recent Edinbugh rock garden club show was an impressive pan of Pleione Britannia Doreeen grown by Jane & Alan Thomson. It is an example of good cultivation over a long period. They bought one pseudobulb at the Strathclyde Park garden show back in 1990 and this has increased over the years to around 80 bulbs. The joint rock garden committee was meeting at the show and gave it an RHS First Class Certificate. Pleiones are not difficuct to grow provided they are kept dry over the winter and not over watered when they start growing in spring. They like an open compost including bark, perlite or similar. They are best kept under cover at least through the winter. Many hybrids are now available -Tongariro is one of the best and readily available. Many more photos are on the SRGC website under Shows & Events.