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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

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awomanonabike

@rachelbrooks Do you remember this? It’s off again 💚🤍💚

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rachelbrooks

Ooh I do!! Looking fabulous! 👏🏼 wish I could keep one!

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awomanonabike

I’m sure you could. Mine sit on the kitchen windowsill behind the sink and the kettle, so get lots of humidity, and I water them once a week. Simples 😉😂 @rachelbrooks

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’d love to know what your secret is Jacqueline 🤷🏼‍♀️

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awomanonabike

No secret Elaine ⬆️ That is it. Really. Bright windowsill but no direct sun after about mid-day 👍@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Do you cut the long stems off....and, I have a lovely one in flower now but the leaves are limp 😟

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awomanonabike

I know you are supposed to but I didn’t on this one as they were still green. If you look closely you’ll see some of the buds are coming from the old stems 😃 I think sometimes they can go limp if they are getting too much water. Make sure it isn’t sitting in water and maybe try easing up on the watering 🤔 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Thanks Jacqueline will do..👍🏼

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awomanonabike

Just came across this Elaine. Might help https://www.justaddiceorchids.com/orchid-care-blog/how-do-i-know-if-im-overwatering-my-orchid @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Just read it and can’t believe I’m over watering them....so I’ll refrain from watering this one and see if it will bounce back, thanks for the info 👍🏼

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awomanonabike

You’re welcome. I didn’t know the stuff about the colour of the roots. Not sure I’ll be using ice cubes but I can see the logic 🤓 It also says that flowers can drop if the plant is too near ripe fruit 🙃@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’ve just had a better read and I think it could be the start of root rot....it’s easier to care for children 🤯😆 the fruit thing is bizarre...

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awomanonabike

When there was an #orchid day on here recently I didn’t have any pictures of flowers to post ... but I will have soon 😃 including coming form the old flower stalk that I didn’t remove 🤔🧐

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

That must be where I’m going wrong as I chop them right back ☹️👍🏼

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awomanonabike

Well I do too if they’re dead but this one was still green so I left it. So glad I did now 😃 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@awomanonabike 👍🏼I’ll try that in future

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awomanonabike

I’m not sure if I’ve ever done it before tbh 🤔 Seems worth it now though 👍 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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valjones-hughes

Best to cut back to about 6 inches and just above a node Elaine @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@valjones-hughes I’ve done that before too Val....I have had a little success but most of the time I end up flowerless...☹️

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awomanonabike

I thought that too Val but the tall one on the left has flower shoots coming off high up on the old shoot 🤔🧐 @valjones-hughes

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awomanonabike

10 Feb 2019 • All on the kitchen window sill where they seem to enjoy being next to the kettle 😉 #orchid

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valjones-hughes

Stunning Jacqui!

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awomanonabike

Thanks Val. Not as big a collection as yours though, which are superb! @valjones-hughes

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ublaszko

Hey, I have a windowsill with a kettle next to it in the kitchen. I wonder if I could grown one myself 😆😆

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awomanonabike

I’m sure you could. They like humidity, which the occasional boiling of the kettle and doing dishes gives them 👍😂 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

I took it too literally last time I had them and put them in the bathroom. Turns out having someone run a bath every night and steam in it for more than an hour is not the orchid's idea of humidity. The roots rotted away before I noticed there was a problem. I'm waiting for a bargain orchid so I don't feel so bad if I kill it. 😁

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awomanonabike

Aw! Poor you. And poor orchids! Good luck next time @ublaszko

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rachelbrooks

Beautiful 💚

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ublaszko

Might need it! 😅

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awomanonabike

Thank you sweetie. Do you recognise the one bottom left with the faint pink blush? 💕 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

Nah! Just don’t leave the kettle on 😉 @ublaszko

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rachelbrooks

Oh of course! 😉 aww well at least it had a happy home with you 💕😘

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awomanonabike

3 Jan 19 • Three out of four. Not bad 😃

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awomanonabike

👋 👋 Rachel, Top right is your orchid. Not only is it still flowering but there are new buds too 😍 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Ahh you clever girl 👏🏼👌🏼 it’s lucky it came to live with you (and not me! 😉😂) 😘

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awomanonabike

It’s still just where I first put it, on the kitchen windowsill, with steam from the kettle and the washing up and all those kitchen cooking smells. It loves it 😉😂 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

😂😂 well whyever not? It’s a fab environment! 😉

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terrimclaughlin

So pretty 🤗😊💕

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awomanonabike

Thank you. It’s so lovely to have such amazing flowers at this time of year 💕 @terrimclaughlin

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kimguy

😍😍😍

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awomanonabike

20 March 2018 • What can I say?! Seems the cleaner (that’ll be me) hasn’t been doing their job properly and these buds take a really long time to open...

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jennlamaye

I hope that is an actual spider and not spider mites. I was horribly mistaken when I saw and on my lemon tree. 😒

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awomanonabike

Sorry about that Jenn. I was just hearing today about red spider mites and what they do to peach trees but this is definitely a spider. George probably. It’s usually him 😉 @jennlamaye

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clipperty

Haha get your feather duster out woman!! Xx

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awomanonabike

I’m too busy warming my toes by the fire 😉 @clipperty

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jennlamaye

Haha. Good thing! 💕

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jennlamaye

And dust is my hubby's number one complaint about my lack of cleaning. Lol

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pelly

Tut tut Jacqueline 😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Well you can’t clean that! Then where will George live? 🙄 you’re providing a wildlife sanctuary right there 😉

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awomanonabike

#wildlifewednesday 😉😂 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

See! Another reason to not dust! 👍🏼🙌🏼😉

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awomanonabike

I’m a mature woman. I don’t need reasons 😂😂😂 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

Sometimes you just need a photo of an orchid 😊

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daisy-jane

And a beautiful one it is Jacqueline 😍😍

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awomanonabike

Thank you Jane. It is a lovely one isn't it. No idea what it's called I'm afraid @daisy-jane

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brightcolours

#orchid #plantID-orchid @Christos @blommeboer

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Christos

@brightcolours @awomanonabike looks like a Phalaenopsis Winter Carnival Carousel Hybrid.

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brightcolours

#phalaenopsis

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awomanonabike

Thank you! @Christos @brightcolours

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