Self confessed orchid lover

Discussion in 'Hobbies and Interests' started by Lullabelle, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Well-Known Member

    A few years ago I discovered the beauty of orchids and ended up with quite a few. They are just so beautiful to look at, add an amazing splash of colour to the room and last much longer than cut flowers.

    I enjoy tending to them, it helps to clear my mind and bring a lot of joy.

    Does anyone else have an interest in house plants?
     
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  2. Rocky

    Rocky Regular Staff Member

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    I'd love to but I've not really got green fingers and indoor plants tend to die on me............good for you being able to cultivate and tend those orchids, I'm jealous.
     
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    Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Well-Known Member

    I bought 2 more today, is 14 too many :unsure:
     
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  4. Rocky

    Rocky Regular Staff Member

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    No!! You can never have too many :smile:
     
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    Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Well-Known Member

    Not the best pic but these are my new 2

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  6. Rocky

    Rocky Regular Staff Member

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    They look lovely :smile: :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Rocky

    Rocky Regular Staff Member

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    @Lullabelle ....I saw these and thought of you

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    (Taken inside at Blenheim)
     
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    Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Well-Known Member

    Oh wow, thank you they are stunning ^_^
     
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  9. Regulator

    Regulator Regular Member

    I’ll have to take a photo of my mum’s kitchen windowsill when I’m next down there. She has quite a few orchids that I’ve bought her over the years. She finds benign neglect works well. One is still flowering regularly nine years after I got it for her.
     
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  10. raleighnut

    raleighnut Regular Member

    We've got a fair few plants in the Conservatory, even manage to keep Basil and Parsley alive through the winter in there but Maz bought an Orchid earlier this year so they're new to us, any tips gratefully received although the 'benign neglect' is pretty much the regime that most of the plants get at ours. Although the 'Maidens Hair' Fern in the front room has coped with 25+ yrs of extreme neglect and is still going strong.
     
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    Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Well-Known Member

    Plenty of light, not direct sun, water occasionally I use rain water. That is pretty much it, mine are all in clear plastic pots as they absorb light via their roots (apparently) .
     
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    Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Well-Known Member

    Both of mine have more open flowers on them ^_^
     
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  13. raleighnut

    raleighnut Regular Member

    Now that is good to know about the clear plastic pot, ours is currently in one but is out-growing it (the roots are starting to grow upwards out of the pot) and we were planning to re-pot it. I knew they needed to be quite 'Pot-bound' but would have probably used an opaque (normal) pot to do so.

    Thanks :thumbsup:
     
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    Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Well-Known Member

    In Sainsburys yesterday they were selling beautiful plants but as it so close to Christmas they were quite expensive, stunningly beautiful though.
     
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  15. carlp

    carlp Regular Member

    Until today I didn’t know what an orchid looked like.

    I used to live down Orchid Way years ago.
     
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