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gardenning granny

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

Orchid Lady

I may well need to go to ikea very soon 

Orchid Lady


 


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

Clarington

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!

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gardenning granny

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

Well done T-N.

Orchid Lady

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 

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?
Orchid Lady

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 

Iv learnt that lesson , burnt orchids next to windows, ok thanks again orchid woman

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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.

Orchid Lady

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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