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bluefox23

Developing my knowledge all the time. I love growing plants: barely any space on my windowsills, nor on my patio as it's full of pots. #renting.

Phalaenopsis

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2020
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bluefox23

2 flowering stems plus another growing slowly #orchid #phalaenopsis #mothorchid #houseplant #indoorplants

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bluefox23

This has to have been the best bargain ever. This is the orchid I got at the bargain price of 80p last year. I love the markings on this #orchid #phalaenopsis #mothorchid

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kez001uk

The markings are beautiful 💕 can’t believe the price! 😵

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Venkat

Beautiful

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angiecrazycatlady

That is a bargain 😍

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bluefox23

Thanks @kez001uk I think I’m getting addicted to orchids! Couldn’t believe the price when I saw it last year!

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bluefox23

@dirtgirlworld Thank you. So pleased it survived 😊

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bluefox23

@Venkat Thanks 😊 it has stronger markings than my other pink one

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bluefox23

@angiecrazycatlady It definitely was 💕

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 not a bad addiction to have 😉

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bluefox23

Sorry not been on much this week: super busy with work. This is why you shouldn’t cut back your orchid flower stems. You never know when they will send out another shoot of flowers! #orchid #phalaenopsis 30/11/19 #mothorchid

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dantolomeo

I read somewhere that cutting back the stem actually encourages them to send out new shoots

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bluefox23

Well considering what poor condition this was in when I bought it, I’m so pleased. Top right flowers are last two that were on when I bought it. Now two more flowers have grown and opened and more buds on the way. So pleased it has recovered and doing well 😁 29/05/19 #orchid #mothorchid #phalaenopsis

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Alison do you cut any of the long stalk off when it’s flowered..!

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bluefox23

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom only when it changes colour and I know that no more buds will develop. If I’d done that with the one on the left I wouldn’t have had these new buds developing. I learnt that a while ago it’s best to leave the stems as new flowers might come. 😁

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

How much do you cut off Alison...when it’s ready..

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bluefox23

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom I’ve tagged you in an old photo on a different orchid to show you 😊

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’ve read it Alison...thanks for that I’ve got it now 👍🏼 I will be doing it very soon with mine..😉

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Venkat

Can you also tag me on your previous post please, Alison thank you

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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bluefox23

This #pink #orchid flower is growing sideways!! 06/04/19 #mothorchid #phalaenopsis

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kez001uk

Such a pretty one 💕

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bluefox23

Thanks @kez001uk I’m really glad I saved this one and hoping it will thrive in future.

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 I’m sure you can keep it happy and healthy 😁

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bluefox23

Forgot about these for #pink yesterday. #orchid #mothorchid #phalaenopsis 11/03/19

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novicegardenlover

Oh, how could you?!

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bluefox23

Thanks for your confidence @kez001uk 😊

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bluefox23

My new bargain #orchid is still hanging on and the detail of the flowers is lovely 💕 #mothorchid #phalaenopsis #pink 10/02/19

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bluefox23

#orchidcollage

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gjones

Very pretty

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bluefox23

Thanks @gjones Really hoping it does ok 🤞🏼😊

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
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bluefox23

One of the few healthy #flowers on my bargain #orchid #mothorchid #phalaenopsis lovely markings on it #houseplant #indoorplant 03/02/19

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gjones

Very pretty

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kez001uk

Love the speckled pattern 𗁫

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bluefox23

Thanks @gjones @kez001uk It amazes me how many different colours/patterns there are on orchids. 😊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 discovering so many more on here, some gorgeous ones I really want 😂 this place is a danger! 🤣

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bluefox23

Very true! @kez001uk 😁

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bluefox23

Just bought this unhappy looking #phalaenopsis #orchid from Tesco for 80p! #bargain the leaves look ok so I’m assuming it’s either been too cold or had no water. Will see if I can keep it alive 24/01/19 🤞🏼😊 #indoorplant #houseplant #mothorchid

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Keely

Can't beat a bargain at that price 💖💖💖

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anges

Brilliant, what a bargain #thriftythursday ☺

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bluefox23

That’s exactly what I thought! Keely, especially as it was originally £8. 😱 @Keely

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bluefox23

@debrascott I thought so!! I couldn’t leave it there to die on the floor in Tesco!! I’ve been looking for another orchid so perfect, if I can keep it alive. 😊

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bluefox23

@anges Definitely! Couldn’t believe it when I saw it! I thought it would still be a couple of quid but it does look very sorry for itself. It’s sitting next to my other one which is very happy so hope it likes its new home!! 😊🤞🏼

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anges

Sure it will, you'll soon have it back to normal 💟

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

How fantastic 👍🏼

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bluefox23

I thought so too Elaine! 😊 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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terrimclaughlin

Looks like there’s some nice looking buds on em!!🤗😊💕

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bluefox23

There are but they’ve not perked up since I bought it so think I might have to cut the flowers off and let it regenerate itself 😊 @terrimclaughlin

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