Day 176

I’m having a new Orchid experience. Usually, I buy an orchid, look after it, it flowers for about 3 months, the flowers drop off and then that’s it. On one occasion one of them flowered again after an 18 month rest, but mostly they don’t. I give them 3 years and figure if they haven’t re-flowered by then they never will, then consign them to compost and get a replacement. I’m sure I’m doing something wrong but am buggered if I know what. One of my Orchids though has confounded this by flowering again when it hasn’t stopped flowering the first time! My white orchid has had 4 flowers on it for a couple of months which are still going strong, but I noticed this week it’s grown a new branch with buds on it right next to one of the flowers. They are strange creatures.

Day 176

Also, thanks to everyone enquiring about my health, I am much improved and felt loads better today! Yipee!

12 thoughts on “Day 176

  1. Orchids do that sometimes. One of mine is doing it at the moment. Just keep them out of direct sunlight, water them once a week (or less) and don’t let them sit in the water for more than a few hours. Repot them when they’ve grown too far out of the pot.

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      1. You can tell when they need it. The leaves are well clear of the compost. I’ll send you a photo on Twitter. If you’ve only had them a couple of years, though, they’re unlikely to need it.

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