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Looking after an orchid

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 13:57

Hi Lisa,

To me, it looks like the leaves have been badly scorched by sunlight, earlier in the year. I have had the same with my Moth Orchids because mine are standing on a window sill facing south-east where they get too much direct sunlight. They need lots of indirect sunlight, so a sill facing east or west would be best.

You have repotted it correctly and is otherwise looking very healthy. After flowering a new leaf usually appears.

Instead of watering once every week I would be inclined to mist one week and water another week until it gets warmer and brighter again. Water temparature should be lukewarm and preferably no tap water. When the roots are still green, no watering is needed. Hopefully the orchid will recover soon.


Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 15:42

Oops, I do hope I used the correct word. I thought the offspring of cows was written as calves. Guess I remembered wrong  See, that's what you get with foreigners


Ok, signing off to do some shopping.

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 15:16

Oh that, hmmm I tried to shorten the open space but instead did the opposite, LOL.

Lottie, I remember notepads too!! Glad that the heating is working again. I have a foot warmer in my bed. Otherwise I will be up all night with cramp in my calfs.

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 14:49

Don't know Geoff, what do you mean?

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 14:22

Thanks Geoff,        Sorry to ask, Insomnia1973


Is that AT Gary, trying to sell some "sn(e)akey business" ?




Looking after an orchid

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 14:09

1. What soil did you re-pot the Moth orchid in?

2. Does the temperature in the room go beneath 18 C at night or is it standing in a cold(er) spot?

3. What is your watering regime?

4. A clear photo could clarify a lot

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:50

Jo, maybe OH could rent a front loader, that would keep him safe (until he drives into a ditch that is)

What's Fine Fare? Could someone explain please?

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:42

 I hadn't thought of that but yes, when I was a little girl we used to have the milkman's van too and in some regions they still have the odd one. Most of the time they also sold other groceries. We did have quite a few shops but over the years most of them either gave up or the owners didn't have anyone to follow in their footsteps.



Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:28

It would be, wouldn't  it Geoff?!!            Hope your getting the picture. That's what he does all day, every day  The good part is that he gets to see loads of wildlife, more than you would see in the woods on a walk.


Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:07

Staying indoors as much as I can Caz, though the birds do need feeding in this kind of weather. I do feel sorry for my OH who has to go in and out his front loader every day. I also worry about him being safe on the road 'cos he has to drive through a part of Germany to get to work and they only clear the main roads, so very slippery.

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