Paul Richardson

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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 20:10

For me, my star plant is my orchid. I think it might be a moth orchid. I had salvaged it from a cupboard, and the two main leaves were, and still are, yellowy/brown. I had took it out of it's original soil, lightly cut back some of the roots, re soiled it in some compost and a Baby Bio. It was then, after reading up some info, that i had gone down the wrong garden path in resoiling it. Repotted and resoiled it in proper soil and with a bay bio for orchids, i have noticed some growth from the central leaf. I have started a photo diary of the orchid. So hopefuly next year, touch wood, i might have signs of flower stemsm and possibly flowers later on. I have set up a Facebook profile for it.


Talkback: Moth orchid

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 15:42
[A newbie to the orchid world]
After helping my landlord with a bit of decorating, i had found what looks like a moth orchid, which looked a right state. The flowers and flower stem had died, and the two main leaves are yellowy/green. I had originally had re-potted it in compost after trimming some of the roots, a [very small] amount of rooting compound, with normal baby bio drip feed. Even after a week, i had noticed the small central leaves had grown a little
After having a look round on the internet, i'd found i had done it all wrong, so went of to the garden centre, and with the help of one of the workers, got some proper soil and orchid baby bio. So hopefully [and with luck], it will grow.
I'm still concerned about the main leaves though. Any advice or guidance would be grateful, especially about watering.
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