Caring for an orchid after the first bloom

Recently, people have been asking me whether an orchid can be ‘saved’ after it has finished blooming. Several orchids have been presented to me by concerned owners, thinking that their plant is in trouble: “It’s flowers have fallen off, what do I do?”


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Sarcochylis hartmannii: an update

Whilst watering the orchids this morning, I realised that this is one orchid I have not posted much about.

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Goals for 2019

With 2018 drawing to a close, it’s time to look back at what has been achieved this year in the grow space. At the beginning of 2018, I had 5 goals relating to my “tropical” orchids and to native British orchids. 3 out of 5 seems quite reasonable to me.

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Southern Marsh orchids: new page

I’ve been posting about these native orchids for a little while now, detailing my experiences of growing them from seed. I thought it might be useful to have a page where you can access all the posts I have created, so you can see them at a glance. There is a category set up about native British orchids already, but this includes any posts on this topic.

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Native British Orchids: re-plating the Southern Marsh Orchids

Now that the medium is prepared for the Southern Marsh orchid seeds, a.k.a. the “Harry Potter” orchids, it’s time to re-plate. They have been left in the cupboard under the stairs for long enough now, and need to start the next part of their lives. Let’s begin…

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