We have been gratified to find that Green Books have taken our idea and commissioned us to write a book covering the entire scope of growing orchids in the garden. This is particularly exciting as it is an area that we are very enthusiastic about and believe it could make a difference to the survival and biodiversity of our countryside. We know that orchid seeds are small so once you have a plant in the garden it can spread its seeds far and wide. There are two of us going to write the book, Myself (Wilson) and David Morgan, who is a botanist. Between us we have quite a range and depth of knowledge, so the book, fully illustrated by our photographs and David’s watercolours, should be a very useful book to have.
Both David and I attended the same secondary school in Solihull and have kept in touch ever since, so we know what we are getting when we start out on a joint project of this sort. You may see photographs of David's garden meadow as header pictures to some of our web pages, where his display of Southern Marsh orchids is quite stunning.
Like all projects of this sort we know it will take time, so publication will be in 2017. In the mean time you could always read one of my other books, as long as you like genetics, that is.