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12/02/2014 at 22:48
Great, so it seems that 'cheap' orchids do well. I'll keep with the cheap My purple one was a present and flowered non stop for 2 1/2 years, at one time it had over 20 flowers on.....I kid you not! And that was from a complete novice who knew nothing, I even told my friend that gave it to me that it would be dead within a month!!! I've had it 4 years and 4 months now
12/02/2014 at 23:25

Yay! 

13/02/2014 at 10:20

you got it. Tracey!  and I think Ikea have the ones with tiny yellow dancing lady flowers sometimes too.

16/02/2014 at 19:38

I may well need to go to ikea very soon 

24/02/2014 at 11:13

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38206.jpg?width=235&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38205.jpg?width=235&height=350&mode=max

A couple of photos of my white Orchid, one 'posing' and one where it lives on the windowsill. 

24/02/2014 at 12:23

I just wanted to say that this thread has been fascinating. There was an orchid left in the house when we moved here that has been sat in the hallway windowsill, a rather dull purple colour compared to the such integrate displays you see but livens up the room all the same.

Now I feel a little more relaxed that I might stand a chance of knowing what to do with it!

24/02/2014 at 14:35

Lovely pics Tracey.

24/02/2014 at 15:47

Thanks Lily 

24/02/2014 at 18:59

just look at all those buds still to come.....should be in flower for months.

Well done T-N.

24/02/2014 at 19:25
Thanks GG
03/03/2014 at 19:34

Bumping up for Barbara 

07/08/2014 at 12:25

Bumping this thread for Matthew.  Also, just reading back and I see Phillippa recommended the Dendrobium. I now have as my avatar......I forgot there was a pink one though......hmmmmmmm 

Another one was also recommended so may have to look at that too 

07/08/2014 at 13:53

Bump

07/08/2014 at 14:19
Hi orchid lady,, the orchid you said i could cut back ,iv done that and are wondering how much to water it until the next flowers show?
07/08/2014 at 14:27

They don't need a lot of water Matthew, even when in flower and in fact I don't water mine in the traditional sense, I spray them - the roots so they are damp and the leaves lightly just once or twice a week depending on the weather and how warm it is. Another point is, they don't like to be in direct sunlight but they do like a lot of light, so don't put them on the windowsill 

07/08/2014 at 14:41
Iv learnt that lesson , burnt orchids next to windows, ok thanks again orchid woman
07/08/2014 at 20:26

My summer regime for the orchids has changed slightly this year because we were going to be away for 2 weeks in late June / early July.  I bought a large gravel tray and filled it with small pebbles then filled the tray with water and stood the orchids on pebbles.  They are out of the water but getting plenty of humidity as the water evaporates.  Stood in shade and now sprayed about once a week when I'm bringing the hose back in from doing the pots in the front garden.  Most of them now have new flower spikes and those without have newe leaf growth.

I cut the flower stems back to a couple of nodes above the base and that works well for me.

07/08/2014 at 20:33

What a good idea KT, I'm away for a week so they should be ok but might be worth doing that as a precaution 

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