Latest posts by Jimbolena

Friends Orchid

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 17:56

here's a pic of it, I asked my friend to get a photo over. She has been watering the entire plant.

A wee question, I was told they are happy on an east facing window, any thoughts?

This one is on a SW facing window.



Friends Orchid

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:38

I have one too, my niece bought me it, I proceeded to water as a normal house plant and all the flowers fell off! I then got upset and started to read about them a little, I know nothing other than they hate to be wet and need to dry out completely between watering. this is the 3rd year I've had it and just now I have flowers coming. I think it's been in the huff! lol.

How far back down the stem do you go, my stem has 3 nods so do I just go to the first one down or the bottom one?

Friends Orchid

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 08:54

I don't think she uses the tap, I'm sure she uses a watering can as you've described but I'm almost certain she doesn't know not to water the leaves. I have copied your comment in an email to her.

It's a truly stunning orchid she has, 3 spikes bursting with flowers, it was a gift and not something she'd buy herself but now that it's so stunning she was worried it would die. You've been very helpful because I'm sure that's what she's doing.

Will try and get a pic of the whole plant to show you how many flowers are on it.

Friends Orchid

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 08:22

Thanks for that, I'm not 100% sure how she waters it but that could be the case, I know she takes the plant to the sink and waters with tepid tap water, she lets it all drain away, she could well be covering the whole plant.

I will send your post to her, thanks again.

Friends Orchid

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 07:49

ok thanks for that

Friends Orchid

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 23:33

she waters it every sunday. How.. she lets the water run through it, it doesn't stand in water.

Friends Orchid

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 23:31

Hi, can some one help a good friend of mine with her orchid, she's been losing leaves, however it flowers beautifully, amazing really, sorry I never thought to get photos. However I got a shot of the horrid leaf.


Water Features

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:42

I thought as much GemmaJF, I want running water so will think up a water feature and keep the pond for the critters!, thanks.


Water Features

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 09:08

Thanks Buttercupdays, I plan to get some miniature water lillies and there is a wee shelf right at the front of the pond, where I have a couple of pond plants, there's also some frogspawn behind those plants so looking forward to what develops there.

You're absolutely right though, need more plants, I had a water hyacinth but it didn't make it this winter, the frosts this year were quite hard. 

Water Features

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 21:16
Poor wee things. What a thought. I felt like I knew them too. They all had wee personalities. Lol

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